Hyaluronic acid is a fairly easy ingredient to introduce into your routine. Although it has ‘acid’ in its name, don’t be put off by this — it acts very differently on skin to the acids we use to exfoliate. This ingredient is suitable for sensitive skin and can in fact help hydrate it.
Those with oily and combination skin types might find that hyaluronic acid is useful in the form of a light moisturiser, as it can keep skin plump without causing more oiliness. Those with dehydrated skin might find a serum useful for maximum concentration of the acid to make an impact with this skin problem.
Hyaluronic acid is fairly easy to find when shopping for skincare, as it is generally listed as ‘hyaluronic acid’, although keep an eye out for ‘sodium hyaluronate’, which is chemically almost identical.
If it’s important to you to have a high concentration of the ingredient (for example, if you’re trying to target damaged skin that needs plumping back up) then look for products where hyaluronic acid is listed as one of the first ingredients.