Add these serums and creams to your everyday routine for plump, radiant skin
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule naturally created by our bodies, and boasting the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which is why it helps keep skin so hydrated. As we age, it’s important to use high quality products to retain moisture and elasticity, while also reducing inflammation.
Explore some of our top picks and start using on the daily…
1. Vital Skin-strengthening Super Serum by Kiehl's, $69
KiehlsKeep your skin strong and healthy with this top-rated serum by Kiehl's. It’s also fortified with adaptogenic herbal complex, which includes red ginseng root, holy basil and schisandra berry, protecting you from anti-aging pollutants and improving texture.
2. Super Bounce by Glossier, $35
GlossierWe love Glossier’s Super Bounce serum because it gives you instantly soft skin and long lasting results. Apply three to four drops on your hands and gently press it around the face and neck. It’s great for all skin types, and highly recommended if your skin has been feeling extra dry.
3. Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum by First Aid Beauty, $38
First Aid BeautyFirst Aid Beauty’s daily serum has a number of key ingredients that we love. Besides powerful hyaluronic acid, it also contains aloe, collagen and colloidal oatmeal, all of which work to soothe and firm the appearance of skin. It’s also dermatologist-tested, nut-free, gluten-free and lightweight.
4. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 by The Ordinary, $6.80
The OrdinaryThis formula offers lasting hydration thanks to three types of hyaluronic acid at different molecular sizes, as well as vitamin B5. Use a few drops on the face in the morning and evening, before applying your daily creams. You will notice this product is a little sticky at first blush, but try remain consistent and you'll see great results.
5. Hyaluronic Dew Drops by Mario Badescu, $30
Mario BadescuGel serums always feel extra hydrating on the skin, and these drops by Mario Badescu are sure to be a guaranteed hit. The contents of this little bottle are oil-free, and we love how lightweight the blend is on the face. Apply a few drops before using your everyday cream, and get ready to embrace that healthy dewiness.
6. Plump Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Glow Recipe, $42
SephoraGlow Recipe’s serum has become a cult favourite. It’s made with three types of plums, including the Kakadu which contains 100 times the vitamin C of an orange. It’s also packed with five weights of hyaluronic acid, so we’re not joking when we say this delivers intense hydration. Plus it’s lightweight, oil-free, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
7. Hyaluronic Hydrater by aN-hydra, $78
aN-hydraThis little bottle of wonder is entirely water-activated and contains zero preservatives. It absorbs into the skin quickly, and does not appear oily at all. Use it twice a day for incredibly moisturizing results.
8. Dew Beauty Benefit Cream by Evalina Beauty, $50
Evalina BeautyA cult favourite, Evalina Beauty's Dew Beauty Benefit Cream is a multi-tasking powerhouse that not only provides natural, sheer coverage, but is a highly blendable product and—with the power of hyaluronic acid—it works to hydrate and prep the skin to help with overall texture.
9. Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum by Peter Thomas Roth, $65
Peter Thomas RothThis find is literally like drenching your skin in water. Infused with a 75 percent complex of hyaluronic acid and silk proteins, this quality formula goes a long way. It’s lightweight, dries on completely smooth, and gives the face a more youthful appearance.
10. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $23.99
NeutrogenaNeutrogena’s serum provides weightless hydration for 24 hours, and we love that it comes at such an affordable price. It also includes glycerin and provitamin B5 to keep skin nourished.
11. Squalane and Hyaluronic Toning Mist by Biossance, $18
BiossanceThis award-winning toning mist keeps moisture locked in throughout the day, and we love that it can also be used as a makeup setting and refreshing spray. Not to mention, it reduces the appearance of fine lines, is vegan, non-toxic, gluten-free and eco-friendly.
12. Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream by Youth to the People, $48
Youth to the PeopleWe love the super soft texture of this moisturizing cream that has a bunch of natural goodies inside such as kale, spinach, green tea, alfalfa and vitamins. All of the ingredients are 100 percent vegan, and the packaging is recyclable too. Great for your skin and the planet. That’s what we call a winning formula.
13. Minéral 49 by Vichy, $41.95
VichyVichy’s skin boosting serum not only delivers long lasting hydration, but also protects your skin against weather changes, stress and pollution. It’s oil-free, doesn’t feel greasy, and is a great option for all skin types.