Hyaluronic Acid (also known as Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronan) is a quite interesting and powerful ingredient found in a lot of skincare products. It is 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. It is also found in the the fluids of our eyes.
Want to hear another lesser known fact about hyaluronic acid? Well, it is that substance which is used in lip injections to make your lips appear pouty and fuller.
And now that you know about this fact, the next time you would see a person with lip fillers, you would go like “oh, it must be all hyaluronic acid in there!”
That was actually a poor joke.. So keeping that aside, since you have landed up on this post, you must be wondering if this ingredient which we are blabbering about from the start, is beneficial for the skin or not. With this post, you will get to learn all about hyaluronic acid benefits for skin and know the best hyaluronic acid containing creams that can do wonders for your skin! Keep on reading to know more.
Top 5 Skin Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid (+ Affordable Products That Contain It!)
1. It Keeps Your Skin Hydrated
With its unique ability to retain water, hyaluronic Acid penetrates deep into the skin and binds the skin cells to water, resulting in a naturally hydrated skin. Its topical application is especially useful for those with oily skin type as it has the powers to hydrate the skin without making it feel greasy or oily
Hyaluronic Acid is also known to be a powerful natural humectant since it can draw out moisture from the environment and hydrate your skin with it.
2. It Slows Down The Aging-Process & Reduces Wrinkles
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. Those in their mid twenties or early thirties can definitely include hyaluronic acid in their skincare routine to maintain their skin’s youthfulness and prevent the early signs of aging.
A research study that tested hyaluronic acid containing creams on a large number of people, to see its effectiveness, confirmed that this special substance can reduce wrinkles and tighten up the skin with its regular use. It showed positive results in people’s skin after about 3 months of regular use. So if you are planning to try out a hyaluronic acid product for reducing your wrinkles or for making your skin taut, then try to use it religiously for 2 to 3 months so that you can see noticeable results!
3. Gives A Youthful Appearance To The Skin
A well-hydrated skin equals to a naturally radiant, youthful and glowing complexion!
By adding the much-needed hydration and moisture back into your skin, hyaluronic acid not only makes your skin feel healthy, but also makes it appear healthy and glowy! Since it is also a humectant, your skin will never look dry or parched again if you start using hyaluronic acid in the right way!
4. Reduces Skin Pigmentation
In combination with combination of other powerful substances from the nature like Hyaluronic Acid, you can achieve a spotless and bright complexion Its proper use can help to fade away any kind of blemishes, dark spots or acne scars on the skin.
5. Treats Sunburns
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.
Also Read: 5 Hair And Skin Benefits Of Argan Oil
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!
Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask – Hyaluronic Acid
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!
Ethicare Remedies HyaluGel – Hyaluronic Acid Gel
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.
L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Deep Boosting Essence
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!
L’Oreal Paris Dermo Expertise Hydrafresh Night Jelly
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!
Some not-so affordable options – Avene Eluage Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Rs.1320/- | Thalgo Hyaluronic Mask Rs.1800/- | Thalgo Hyaluronic Cream Rs.2900/-