Hyaluronic Acid Serums - How do they work?

Hyaluronic Acid Serums - How do they work?

Xanthi Dimou Charitonos

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite skincare ingredients: hyaluronic acid. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m all about hydration and keeping my skin plump and supple. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that helps with that, and it has so many benefits for the skin. In this post, I’ll explain what hyaluronic acid is, how it works, and why you should incorporate it into your skincare routine. I’ll also show you some of the best products that contain hyaluronic acid, that I have personally tried and use. 

What is hyaluronic acid and how does it work?

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan or HA, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues lubricated and moist. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it a powerful moisturizer for the skin. It also helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness, by supporting the production of collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help to protect the skin from environmental damage and aging.

As we age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, which can lead to dryness, dullness, and wrinkles. That’s why it’s important to replenish the hyaluronic acid levels in our skin, by using topical products that contain this ingredient. Hyaluronic acid can penetrate the skin’s surface and deliver hydration to the deeper layers, where it can have the most impact. Hyaluronic acid can also enhance the absorption and effectiveness of other skincare ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol.

Why should you use hyaluronic acid products?

Hyaluronic acid products can benefit all skin types, from dry to oily, and from sensitive to acne-prone. Hyaluronic acid can help to:

  • Hydrate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improve the skin’s texture and smoothness, giving it a healthy glow.
  • Calm and soothe the skin, reducing redness and irritation.
  • Balance the skin’s oil production, preventing excess sebum and breakouts.
  • Strengthen the skin’s barrier function, preventing moisture loss and environmental damage.

Hyaluronic acid products can be used in the morning and evening, as part of your skincare routine. You can use them alone, or layer them with other products, such as serums, creams, or oils. Hyaluronic acid products are especially great to use in the winter, when the air is dry and cold, and the skin needs extra hydration and protection.

Which hyaluronic acid serums do I use and recommend?

Hi-2 Cosmetics established almost 50 years ago, is a company that specializes in quality skincare products, based on natural and organic ingredients, and inspired by the most advanced cosmeceutical treatments. They have a range of products that contain hyaluronic acid, in different forms and concentrations, to suit different needs and preferences. Here are some of the products that I’ve been using and loving:

  • Hyaluron Serum 30 ml - Cabin Size: This is an anti-aging product that contains four times the concentration of hyaluronic acid as the Hyaluron Ampoules. It offers an immediate lifting effect, and stimulates the body’s own production of hyaluronic acid. It also contains lactic acid, which gently exfoliates and brightens the skin. I use this serum after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing. It feels very lightweight and refreshing on the skin, and it absorbs quickly. It makes my skin feel smooth, hydrated, and firm. I also love the packaging, which is very sleek and travel-friendly.
  • Hyaluron Ampoules 6 x 2 ml: These are ampoules that contain a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, in a pure and stable form. They provide intense hydration and plumping to the skin, and can be used as a booster or a treatment. I use these ampoules once or twice a week, when my skin needs some extra TLC. I apply the contents of one ampoule to my face and neck, after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing. The ampoules are easy to open and use, and they have a nice, subtle scent. They make my skin feel soft, supple, and radiant.
  • Intensive Serum Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen 30 ml: This is a serum that combines hyaluronic acid with marine collagen, to provide hydration and anti-aging benefits to the skin. It helps to increase the skin’s elasticity and thickness, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains jasmine extract, which has soothing and antioxidant properties. I use this serum in the evening, after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing. It has a creamy texture and a floral scent, and it feels very nourishing and luxurious on the skin. It makes my skin look smoother, firmer, and more youthful.
  • Aquasphera Moisturizing Concentrated Serum 30 ml: This is a highly hydrating concentrated serum, inspired by the most advanced cosmeceutical treatments. It contains 37.6% active ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and aloe vera. It provides long-lasting hydration to the skin, and prevents moisture loss and dehydration. It also has a powerful antioxidant effect, that prevents premature skin aging and wrinkle formation. I use this serum in the morning, after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing. It has a gel-like texture and a fresh scent, and it feels very cooling and refreshing on the skin. It makes my skin feel hydrated, balanced, and protected.

Final thoughts

Hyaluronic acid is a wonderful ingredient that can do wonders for your skin. It can hydrate, smooth, soothe, and rejuvenate your skin, and make it look more healthy and youthful. If you’re looking for some high-quality hyaluronic acid products, that suit different skin types and needs,  you can find them all here. I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and learned something new about hyaluronic acid. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, or if you’ve tried any of these products. Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in the next one!

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