5 Serums to Try for National Hyaluronic Acid Day

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday January 23, 2023

5 Serums to Try for National Hyaluronic Acid Day

There's a National Day of Observation dedicated to just about everything these days, and this weekend was officially hyaluronic acid's time to shine. For those who don't know, hyaluronic acid is a wonder ingredient found in a slew of skincare products. It's a humectant, which means that it retains moisture and is capable of binding over one thousand times its water in water. When used topically, it doesn't only hydrate the skin, but plumps it from the inside out, thereby reducing find lines and wrinkles.

But out of all the ways to drench your skin with this plumping, dewy goodness, we prefer to take the serum approach. Here are five that we adore.

SkinMedia HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Made by Allergan, the company behind Botox, this top-shelf hydrator contains five different forms of hyaluronic acid, which work together to plump the skin up and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Incredibly, SkinMedica also claims that this is the only product on the market that actually helps the skin replenish its natural supply of hyaluronic acid. This stuff is as luxurious as it gets. $124-$184, Lovely Skin.

Vichy Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The 89 in the title of this product comes from the fact that it contains 89% volcanic water sourced from volcanoes in France, which means that it contains 15 essential minerals that work to strengthen the skin barrier and boost your skin's resistance to the elements, pollution, stress, and fatigue. It's also so gentle that you can put it everywhere, even your eyes and lips, and it feels like a heaven-sent infusion of water for the skin. $30-$40, Lovely Skin.

PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum

I may have shed a few tears when I finally got to the bottom of this product. So much more than just hyaluronic acid, this well-researched formulation packs a mighty, hydrating punch. In addition to the smoothing and hydrating hyaluronic acid, it also contains hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid which penetrates the skin at a deeper level and plumps fine lines below the surface. There's also a HA pro-complex, which stimulates the skin's own production of hyaluronic acid, which has long-term anti-aging benefits for the skin. Finally, there are ceramides, which protect against moisture loss, and niacinamide, which also reduces moisture loss while helping with redness and skin tone. $124-$305, Lovely Skin.

Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Facial Serum

In addition to hydration heroes hyaluronic acid and glycerin, this serum also contains Vitamin C, hexapeptides, cucumber, tamarind, and aloe, making it ultra-soothing and perfect for post-sun and post-procedure skin. When paired with my beloved Jordan Samuel Skin mist, you'll be plump and glowing all day long. $29, Jordan Samuel Skin.

SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier

The marvelous thing about this purple-tinged serum is that it doesn't only instantly plump, hydrate, and improve skin texture, but the inclusion of proxylane, licorice root extract, and purple rice extract work together to help the skin produce more of its own hyaluronic acid and actually preserving it. When paired with a more straightforward serum, like the four above, results are enhanced. Trust me on this one. $106, Lovely Skin.