Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is often faced with so many external factors that test its limits. The skin works as an insulating shield, protecting our body from heat, sun rays, and chemicals. Our skin is also responsible for converting Vitamin D into beneficial chemicals to help build calcium in our bones.
But when we stop caring for our skin – by skipping sunscreen or even sleep – you may find dire signs that our skin is trying to tell you. Dry skin, check. Under eyes, check. Dull complexion, check.
A sure way to reboot your skin is to get enough rest and sleep and slather on some skincare to pack on some hydration. That’s self-care for you.
Some of these beauty products are packed with working ingredients such as natural cellulose, glycerin and hyaluronic acid to help lock moisture so your skin will be hydrated and glowing.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced by our body to retain moisture. It is found commonly in our skin, connective tissue and eyes. Natural cellulose is known to contain strong humectant properties, which help to increase the amount of moisture in the skin. The added glycerin ingredient removes grime and dirt and gives that overall glowing effect on your skin. Oh, and it doubles up as a makeup remover as well.
As an added precaution, you should always use sunscreen after using products that contain hyaluronic acid.
1. Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser
This hydrating, lightweight formula — loaded with hyaluronic acid, sea grapes, kiwi, and aloe — melts away the day’s impurities and even stubborn, waterproof eye makeup while soothing skin and preventing moisture loss.
2. Usana Celavive Light Complexion Serum
A flawless-looking skin tone can be yours with the help of this US-manufactured high-performance serum. Its advanced formula helps to refine your overall complexion, with concentrated ingredients to visibly reduce the appearance of discolouration and hyperpigmentation. Ingredients include glycerin, angelica acutiloba root extract and hyaluronic acid.
3. Pixi Glow Tonic
Cult-favorite Glow Tonic by Pixi removes dead skin cells to reveal healthy glowing skin and a refined texture that looks and feels smooth. The hypoallergenic formula is made with botanical extracts, including aloe vera and ginseng, to soothe sensitive skin. Ideal for all skin types.
4. Glamglow Supercleanse Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
This cleanser is formulated with powerful actives for super-clean glowing skin. The creamy cleanser transforms into a luxurious foam to blast away impurities and remove pore-clogging debris and contains three charcoals—coconut, ubame white oak, and grey bamboo—to detox skin, while botanical ingredients like Teaoxi eucalyptus leaf, liquorice root, and cumin seed purify.
5. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
This daily eye cream is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to lock in the skin’s vital moisture. It also contains Aloe Vera to boost radiance and youth.
6. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml
This formulation combines low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration in a water-based formula.
7. Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum with PrimalHyal Ultrafiller
This supercharged serum delivers short and long-chain Hyaluronic Acid molecular strains directly into the skin to hydrate at multiple layers. Cureberry, pollushield and lumicease help to minimise the signs of solar and blue light induced ageing for a more youthful-looking complexion.
8. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer
A fluffy-light 30% Hyaluronic Acid Complex cream with Pentavitin, a breakthrough ingredient that helps provide up to 72 hours of hydration.
9. Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream
A hydrating, skin-balancing, whipped gel cream in a refillable jar, packed with polyglutamic acid, hyaluronic acid and plum for visibly plump, glowing skin.
10. Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Magic Skin Set (Holiday Limited Edition)
The experts’ solution to glowing skin, 24 hours hydration and an easy-to-use Magic Cream refill capsule.
11. Paula's Choice Boost Hyaluronic Acid Booster with Ceramides for Lightweight Deep Hydration, Concentrated Serum
Use this booster alone or add a couple of drops to a moisturiser twice daily as part of your morning and evening skincare.
12. Yeouth Retinol Serum for Face with Hyaluronic Acid
With a formula of 2.5%, it's advisable to use this powerful serum only at night. Cleanse face thoroughly, then apply a pea-sized amount of Yeouth 2.5% Retinol Serum to the face and neck area.