How To Use & Apply Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of those rare skincare ingredients that’s suited to almost any skin type. A super-potent hydrator, you’ll find this skincare hero formulated into all kinds of products – from cleansers, to face masks, to serums. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule with the power to attract and retain 1000x its weight in water, and it’s produced in the skin already, so it’s very compatible with our skin. But like with any skincare ingredient, you’ve got to know how to use hyaluronic acid serum properly to unlock its potential. If you’ve heard the hype and you’re ready to discover how to use and apply hyaluronic acid, read on for our guide.


How to use hyaluronic acid

One of the key benefits of hyaluronic acid is hydration. In fact, a single molecule can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. The skin naturally produces HA, so beyond nourishing complexions, it’s useful as hydrator in body care too. Try the fast absorbing, dreamy texture of our Body Superfood Watermelon & Hyaluronic Acid Body Cream, made with 96% natural origin ingredients.

HA is often found in products designed to deliver a dose of intense hydration, like the revitalising Hydra Bomb Hyaluronic Aloe Vera Serum Sheet Mask. But it can deliver benefits when formulated in other skincare products too, like cleansers, serums or moisturisers. As you can tell, hyaluronic acid can be used in a skincare routine in a variety of ways depending on your skincare needs and preferences.

Combining HA with other skincare ingredients can help in targeting multiple skin concerns within a single routine, but when implementing any new product, it’s important to use alongside complementary ingredients. Ahead, learn how to apply hyaluronic acid with other skincare ingredients.


Use a cleanser

You might be wondering why you need to clean your face if you did skincare the night before, but it’s super important. Skin oils, dust and impurities build up while you sleep, so you need to create a blank canvas by thoroughly cleansing your skin. If you have skin on the dry side, a micellar water purifies without being too harsh. Use a cleansing pad such as our Micellar Reusable Eco Pads with Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water to attract dirt, oil and other impurities without taking away any of your skin’s surface moisture. This all-in-one formula also contains protective antioxidants, so no need to rinse.

If your skin is normal or oily, opt for a cleanser rather than micellar water to begin your basic morning skincare routine. Our Pinea-C Brightening Foaming Gel Cleanser has a gentle yet effective formula to thoroughly wash away impurities. Massage gently into damp skin, before patting (not rubbing!) dry.

Apply serum

Serums are hyped for a reason – these ultra-concentrated formulas are the powerhouses of your skincare routine. Serums can target almost any skin concern, from signs of ageing like wrinkles and dark spots, to blemishes and skin texture. And they do it all with only a few drops!

We recommend using our Vitamin C Brightening Serum in the morning because its powerful antioxidant properties can help protect your skin from aggressors the day might bring, including UV radiation, smoke and pollutants.

Pat on a few drops as needed. Once the serum has been applied, lightly tap your skin with your fingertips for half a minute. This will allow it to sink deeper into your skin and wakes your skin up for the day.


Next up in your simple morning skincare routine is a good quality moisturiser. This in an unmissable step to make sure your skin continues to feel hydrated and nourished throughout the day. If you’re felling dull and dreary from an early morning start, choose our Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 15 to help give your skin a radiant boost. 

The combination of face serum, cream and SPF15 in one formula creates a quick skincare solution for early mornings. Apply all over your face and neck, forming the perfect base for makeup. Vitamin C will help brighten your skin and even out your skin tone, while pineapple extract also helps promote your glow.

Apply an even base

Congrats, you’ve made it to the final step of your morning skincare routine! Our BB Cream Even Tone SPF 50 is a great multitasking option because it provides tinted colour correction and illumination all in one. Blend the creamy formula into your skin and build the coverage to your desired level by layering.

A daily sunscreen designed to protect the skin against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays is always important to apply every day. No matter whether it looks sunny or not, applying daily sunscreen and products with SPF will protect your skin from damage and help prevent the visible signs of ageing.

The Importance of Layering

Now that you’ve got all the steps down, it’s important to stick to the right order. Cleansing skin thoroughly, the applying your serums helps them absorb into your skin properly. Your skincare order should also be applied from lightest to heaviest in texture for best results.

With your morning face routine sorted, it's time to discover your Quick and Easy PM Skincare Routine.