Hyaluronic Acid (also known as Sodium Hyaluronate) is a very interesting and powerful ingredient found in a lot of skin care products. It’s a vital substance which is naturally found in the human body as well. The role of Hyaluronic Acid in the human body is to provide lubrication to our joints so that they can move smoothly. But does it do anything good for the skin too? Let’s find out together!
Top 5 Skin Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid (+ Affordable Products That Contain It!)
It Keeps Your Skin Hydrated
Hyaluronic Acid penetrates deep into the skin and binds the skin cells to water. This action helps the skin to draw in hydration from water to look fresh and rejuvenated! Make sure to drink plenty of water when you’re using HA based skincare products so that it has something to interact with.
Hyaluronic Acid is also considered a humectant.
Slows Down Aging-Process
This miraculous substance slows down the aging-process and also reduces any preexisting fine lines or wrinkles by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin – the two fibers that maintain the skin elasticity.
Gives A Youthful Appearance To The Skin
With the help of its hydrating and moisturizing properties, Hyaluronic Acid makes the skin appear soft, plump and more youthful!
Reduces Skin Pigmentation
Hyaluronic Acid is known to be an effective skin lightening agent. It’s proper use can help to fade away any kind of blemishes, dark spots or acne scars on the skin.
HA may not protect your skin from harmful sun rays, but it can act as a soother for sunburns and other type of skin inflammations.
These were the skin benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. But Wait… The post is not over! We are yet to talk about the affordable beauty products that contain hyaluronic Acid in them! As we age, our skin’s ability to produce HA decreases. That’s why, the topical application of Hyaluronic Acid becomes a requirement. Here are the affordable products that contain it! (P.S. – Buy/Use these products at your own risk. I am not sure if HA should be used under dermatologist’s supervision. Still putting it out there! ☺)
Innisfree is a Korean brand which was recently launched in India through Nykaa. They have many different variants of Korean sheet masks and one of them is HA-based. You can buy it for Rs.150!
This is basically a gel moisturizer which contains HA as a key ingredient in it. You can buy it on Amazon or in leading pharmacies in India.
At Rs.700, it may not seem like an affordable serum. But you will be getting 50ml of the product in it which will last you really long! This serum claims to keep your skin hydrated for 48 hours. Hmm, interesting! Its reviews on Amazon tell that it’s a great serum for those with normal/oily skin. Looking forward to try it!
It’s a night mask / cream in jelly form. Very unique product for sure. Plus it comes in an adorable packaging! Another product from the house of L’Oreal which you can use in day time is L’Oreal Paris Dermo Expertise Hydrafresh Anti Shine Icy Gel.
Will update the list with more products as I come across them!