First make showers shorter and cooler and switch out a harsh foaming cleanser for a gentle milky one. Then invest in a hyaluronic acid rich serum. Hyaluronic acid holds 1000 x its own weight in water and products containing it deliver plump, dewy post facial looking skin. Look for one which has different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, so able to moisturise skin at different depths. Welcome to our list of the best hydrating serums.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.90
This brilliant brand is a favourite of the beauty editors. Budget friendly, it is made up of low, medium and high-molecular weight HA so moisturises at all levels of the skin.
It’s not super luxe, but it does the job. Pat it on slightly damp out-of-the-shower skin and wait for the compliments.
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster, £64
This is like a long cool drink for the skin. Sarah’s products always manage to be as pleasurable to use as they are effective. This is no exception.
The formula sinks in quickly, leaves skin visibly plumper and feeling satisfyingly smooth and saturated. Rosewater makes it smell divine.
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £37
Great for sensitive skins, this pharmacy formula contains multiple sizes of HA to plump both on the surface and at a deeper level. Good for giving skin volume.
Follow with moisturizer if needed.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Ampoules 7 x 2 ml, £132
These ampoules transform a post flight, post night out, post work face. Travel friendly, just crack open when skin is looking lined and dehydrated. As well as HA, the formula contains omega fatty acids, anti oxidants and vitamin A to heal inflammation.
Pat in on in the morning, or even over make-up pre night out, to give skin a glow.
GOW Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £9
This silicon free, vegetarian formula is great for all skin types and delivers an instant hit of hydration.
It contains only low weight hyaluronic acid molecules, rather than the mix of high and medium many premium brands have – but this is reflected in the purse friendly price.