Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid


We hear lots of buzz about certain skincare ingredients, and hyaluronic acid is no exception.

We’re here to break down why you need it and which products you can find it in.


What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is your body’s natural hydrator. That’s right, you make it already! The largest amounts are found in the skin. It helps keep skin hydrated, retain water, moisturized, repair skin tissue, transport nutrients, and also keeps your skin plump & bouncy.

It’s also a humectant, meaning it attracts water. That’s why many of our injectable fillers are made with a hyaluronic acid base to build volume in the temples, tear troughs, cheekbones, smile lines, lips, chin, and jawline.


Why should I use hyaluronic acid?

As we age, we make less and less of this substance (along with collagen & elastin). Fine lines & wrinkles start to appear more prominent, and it becomes more difficult for the skin to retain water. Dehydrated skin is more prone to premature aging.

That’s where topical hyaluronic acid serums come in!


What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?

Using hyaluronic acid delivers hydration to the skin, plumps it up, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a healthy & youthful glow.

Many of our patients also report seeing improved skin texture, faster healing from breakouts, and a smoother makeup application.


When is the best time to use hyaluronic acid?

You may not love hot & humid weather in the summer, but it’s actually a great time to use hyaluronic acid!

This simple molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water, which means a little goes a long way. When the humidity level is high (like it often is in Alabama), there’s more water in the air outside your skin that hyaluronic acid can pull from to give you hydration!

On the flip side — if you use it in a dry climate with very little moisture in the air around you, it draws moisture away from your skin, causing even more dryness.



This month, save 15% on our favorite products with this moisturizing ingredient:



Not sure which SkinCeuticals hyaluronic acid serum is right for you?

Our expert team of skincare specialists & licensed aestheticians would be happy to recommend their favorite!



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