The 4 Key Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid has an impressive ability to draw moisture into the skin, which benefits the skin in a variety of ways. Here are some key benefits when adding this essential ingredient into your skincare routine.


1. Achieve visibly younger skin with hyaluronic acid

Replenish your natural supply of hyaluronic acid to keep your skin feeling plump and hydrated. This hydrating ingredient can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother skin texture.


2. Hyaluronic acid helps manage dry skin

Hyaluronic acid’s humectant abilities can draw moisture into the skin for a more balanced complexion. By giving dry skin an extra supply of much-needed water, it remains one of the key hydration skincare ingredients available.

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3. Improve oily skin with Hyaluronic Acid

Don’t be fooled by an excess sheen, oily skin types can actually be producing excess oil as a result of dehydrated skin. If there’s not enough moisture, overactive oil glands will try to compensate. To help fix this, hyaluronic acid can add the hydration needed.


4. Hyaluronic acid can help give the skin more volume

If your face is feeling a little dull, it might be time to give your skin a boost in volume with a dose of hyaluronic acid – as its hydrating abilities are great for plumping the skin. Keep your face looking beautiful by incorporating hyaluronic acid into your routine, an important ingredient for healthy looking skin.  
Benefiting the skin in so many versatile ways, hyaluronic acid has become a hero ingredient as its results are so far-reaching. By incorporating it into your skincare routine, you’ll see your face transform from dull and flat to visibly hydrated and plump.

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Hyaluronic Acid Firming Ampoule Face Sheet MasK

The Hyaluronic Acid Firming Ampoule Face Sheet Mask revitalises the skin in just 5 minutes with its ability to replump the skin. Infused with watermelon extract, the powerful combination is best used in the morning for a refresh. Leaving the skin feeling tighter and visibly hydrated, this sheet mask is best to reduce the appearance of fine lines and signs of ageing.

Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask

Providing the skin with 24 hour lasting hydration, the Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask is infused with an ultra-hydrating combination of hyaluronic acid and pomegranate extract for a radiant complexion. Best suited to those with dehydrated skin, to replump instantly and only takes 15 minutes to experience its full effects.

So, what is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is a humectant molecule, which means it attracts water and moisture. Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate that fills the gaps in your skin. While we all retain HA, the natural supply and production of this important hydrating molecule begins to decline with age and exposure to harsh environmental elements. Replenishing the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid can visibly improve the skin’s moisture levels to achieve firmer, plumper and softer skin. This powerhouse ingredient can also retain up to one thousand times its weight in water and is known to be a natural water fountain. Incorporating hyaluronic acid into a skincare routine can help restore the skin’s moisture levels and can of course maintain that youthful glow we all want.

Don’t be frightened by the word ‘acid’ as ‘hyaluronic acid’ is not a harsh ingredient and generally works well with other skincare products and chemicals. The ingredient sometimes appears as ‘sodium hyaluronate’ which is a derivative of hyaluronic acid. Both sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid work similarly to moisturise and hydrate the skin.


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What Are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Skin?

The skincare ingredient, hyaluronic acid, continues to pop up in different products, tutorials and skincare routines. Its rise to popularity in the skincare industry has given this ingredient a lot of new attention. So, what’s all the fuss about and how will hyaluronic acid help your skin? A powerful ingredient with the ability to draw moisture deep into your skin, hyaluronic acid acts as a water supply to the skin. It has become central to skincare, as it remains an effective ingredient without interfering with other products. Learn more about this not-so-secret ingredient to boost your skin with much-needed hydration and moisture.

How do you add hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine?

Hyaluronic acid is a gentle ingredient that can produce benefits to a range of different skin types. Introducing hyaluronic acid into a skincare routine is generally quite simple, it’s often used in different cleansers, face masks, moisturiser, serums and more. Its non-complicated nature means that it does not interfere with other active ingredients and can be used with hydroxy acids, retinol and many other strong skincare ingredients. 
Hyaluronic acid can be used in the morning and evening as it does not increase the skin’s sensitivity towards UV impact. When applying hyaluronic acid products at night, opt for a thicker night cream that can be absorbed completely, to wake up with softer skin. Lighter creams work well in a morning skincare routine as you will need to apply SPF protection on top of the hyaluronic acid moisturiser. 
When using a hyaluronic acid infused face mask, cleanse the face and dry it. Place the face mask onto the skin and allow about ten to fifteen minutes for the hyaluronic acid face mask to infuse into the skin. Garnier has a range of specially formulated face masks to help give your skin a healthy supply of healthy active ingredients.

Using hyaluronic acid on different skin types

Hyaluronic acid’s benefits extend to all different skin types. As mentioned above, both dry and oily skin types can utilise its powerful hydrating properties. Whereas combination skin can hydrate the face without disrupting the oily t-zone. Normal skin types may be lucky to have naturally balanced skin, but introducing hyaluronic acid into a skincare routine is still useful as the skin’s natural supply diminishes with age. Finally, sensitive skin will typically react well to hyaluronic acid and it will not cause any irritation or flare-ups. This super ingredient can be used across different skin for a variety of reasons, as its important hydrating abilities are adored across the skincare industry.

After learning about all the incredible benefits of this important skincare ingredient, it’s time to start getting your daily dose of hyaluronic acid. Garnier creates incredible skincare to help enhance your face, browse their range of skincare products to find your perfect fit today.