Hyaluronic Acid: A Plumping, Deeply Hydrating, Nourishing and Soothing Skincare Essential

Hyaluronic Acid, the famous humectant (or moisturizing agent) known for its incredible ability to deeply hydrate and nourish, is one of skincare’s most buzzing ingredients, and it’s for good reason. Unlike AHA’s and BHA’s, Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring sugar, is not an exfoliant, but a superb hydrator able to hold 1000 times its own weight in water, imbuing the skin with remarkable water retention. And amazingly, it is suitable for all skin types, though it’s most often recommended to those who are prone to dry skin.


Hyaluronic acids work in tandem with water in the air and on your skin, absorbing and maintaining the moisture for enormous hydrating potential. But because it’s a hydrator and not a moisturizer, it’s important that you seal in that hydration with the right creams and moisturizers to sustain the health and protection of your skin’s surface.


Hyaluronic Acid is extremely nourishing and soothing, being rich in antioxidant properties, which makes it a great resource for alleviating irritation and a dull, tired appearance. But besides its hydrating properties, Hyaluronic Acid is best recognized for its skin plumping, wrinkle eliminating abilities (thanks to all that water retention!).  


While Hyaluronic Acid is an invaluable resource for intense hydration, if overused or used in too dry of a climate, it can adversely becoming dehydrating, so it’s important to research what products are best your skin and environment. Here are some of SHEN’s favorite products featuring Hyaluronic Acid that we faithfully depend on for efficacy and quality.


Youth To The People: Superberry Melt + Cleanse Dream Balm

Break down makeup, build skin up. This oil-to-milk balm dissolves face, eye, and lip makeup while softening, conditioning, and hydrating with oil-soluble hyaluronic acid and omegas. The PEG-free formula fully rinses without residue, leaving skin super clean and free to dream—never greasy.


Goop: Goopglow Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum

This new daily glow serum combines two skin-care powerhouses, L-ascorbic acid (proven in research to be the purest, best-for-skin form of the antioxidant vitamin C) and moisturizing hyaluronic acid (a hydrator that’s naturally present in the body). The unique two-part design maximizes potency and freshness, delivering a serum that stays active all the way through its use.


Superegg: Sound Renewal Moisturizer

Sound Renewal is an intensively nourishing gel-cream with an innovative blend of high-performing botanical extracts and antioxidants. This lightweight formula bathes the skin in vital nutrients for a dewy radiant complexion.


EltaMD: UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer

EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 Sheer Moisturizer is the perfect sunscreen for sensitive skin. It is a light, sheer sun protection formula that is remarkably non-irritating, non-comedogenic and paraben-free. This formula contains hyaluronic acid included to restore and maintain soft, smooth skin. The hyaluronic acid brightens dull skin and plumps, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving you looking youthful, rejuvenated and glowingly vibrant.


Zitsticka: Killa Kit Deep Zit Micro Dart Patch

These tiny microdarts self-dissolve to flood the epicenter of your early-stage zit with targeted ingredients,

The moisture-magnet and conduit for the other synergistic ingredients, hyaluronic acid ensures your skin doesn't reach desert-dry levels given KILLA's other ingredients can be dehydrating.

Zitsticka: Killa Kit Deep Zit Micro Dart Patch



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