Deep Dive: Hyaluronic Acid

This universally-compatible ingredient is a powerful humectant that can attract and retain over 1,000 times its weight in water to help give skin a bouncy feel and dewy glow. In fact, we love it so much that it’s a hero ingredient in five products in our lineup, including one of our newest skincare-meets-makeup products. 

Below, take a look at why we love Hyaluronic Acid so much and how to incorporate it into your routine.

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What is Hyaluronic Acid? 

Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It helps to bind water to collagen, making your skin appear plumper, bouncier, dewier, and more hydrated. While Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by your body, many factors — including diet and genetics — determine how much of it is actually working for your skin. 

As you get older, your body naturally produces less collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, which accounts for your skin’s loss of elasticity and bounciness. That's where Hyaluronic Acid products come into play. When suspended in the right formulation, Hyaluronic Acid has a wide variety of skincare benefits, including hydration, anti-inflammaging, plumping, and smoothing (including wrinkle reduction). 

Unlike other ingredients with “acid” in their names, Hyaluronic Acid actually doesn't strip your skin — or even mildly exfoliate it, for that matter. It’s an ingredient that can be used by all skin types, multiple times a day, if necessary. You can apply it in a targeted method on dry spots or all over your face for glow and hydration. Even oily skin types can use it without fear of a greasy finish. 

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How to Incorporate Hyaluronic Acid Into Your Skincare Routine

Midnight Ritual Retinol Renewal Serum: Incorporating a Retinol into your routine may be intimidating to those who might have sensitive skin because of its potent exfoliating power, but Midnight Ritual Retinol was formulated with a gentle-yet effective formula, that’s meant to give you the results you crave without the sensitizing side effects. Two forms of Retinoids work as the active ingredients of the formula to help resurface your skin, and they are balanced with nourishing, soothing ingredients like Niacinamide, Tiger Grass + Oatmeal, Jojoba + Avocado Oils, and of course, Hyaluronic Acid. 

Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum with Hyaluronic Acid + Glycerin: This jelly-like serum is the perfect addition to both your morning and evening skincare regimens for a bouncy, youthful complexion. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin work together to attract and retain moisture throughout the day and night, while Squalane helps hydrate the skin and simultaneously protect it from environmental stressors. The Skin-Calming Blend of Colloidal Oatmeal, Aloe, Arnica, and Tiger Grass are the cherry on top of the formula to help balance irritated skin.

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Cloud Dew Gel Cream Moisturizer: Our best-selling lightweight hydrator is a perfect example of how Hyaluronic Acid can give skin a gorgeous dewy glow because it contains not one, not two, but three different types to provide long-lasting hydration. Combined with Amino Acids for skin protection and Pineapple Enzyme to gently resurface the skin, this daytime moisturizer is one that will live on your vanity for years to come. 

Jet Lag Mask: Known for its hydrating properties, it should come as no surprise that Hyaluronic Acid is one of Jet Lag Mask’s hero ingredients. Jet Lag combines Hyaluronic Acid with other skin-loving hydrators like Glycerin and Niacinamide to infuse your skin with moisture, giving it lasting hydration throughout your day, overnight, through long flights, and beyond.

Clearly, we love Hyaluronic Acid and believe in its powerful hydrating properties, so we’re excited for you to discover the magic and bounce your way to dewier, glowier skin. Happy skincare shopping!