Meet the skincare ingredient that needs no introduction. Enters: Hyaluronic acids. NGL, the beauty world has been obsessed with the skin-boosting powers of this clever sugar molecule for quite some time now. It’s just like our white shirts that look crisp and polished, are incredibly versatile, and make for one great investment-worthy addition to our wardrobe.
Likewise, Hyaluronic acid is the white shirt equivalent of your skincare routine that can take your beauty game to the next level. From boosting skin’s natural protection to being a glow-inducing and anti-aging elixir – Hyaluronic acid has infinite beauty benefits to offer. It blasts even the most dehydrated complexions with moisture and is as effective in rebalancing oily skin. So we spoke to celebrity skincare specialist Dr.Barbara Sturm for the lowdown on why incorporating this glow-getting ingredient into your skincare routine is such a brilliant idea.
Here’s a major reveal: Dr.Barbara Sturm’s products are now available on the Nykaa global store and we can’t keep calm. From beauty editors’ best-kept secret to being the aesthetician loved by the upper echelons of celebrities like Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. Dr.Barbara Sturm rocketed into the limelight when her “vampire facial” went viral after being featured on Kim Kardashian’s IG feed. That said, It’s safe to say that in the beauty world, Dr.Barbara Sturm is pretty legendary. So we did what we love the most: Taking cues from the best in business. Scroll ahead to unveil the benefits of the hero ingredient i.e., hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the skin and helps the skin hold onto it. It can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water and helps replenish dull, dehydrated skin to help it feel plumper, bouncier and smoother.
Hyaluronic acid gives a boost of radiance to even the most dehydrated complexions. How? Think of it as a tall drink of water for your skin. Hyaluronic acid fills the skin with moisture and tightens the overall complexion. Thereby, firming your facial contours and giving you youthful-looking skin.
Did you know that 50% of our body’s total hyaluronic acid is present in the skin? But due to UV exposure, it changes in the amount, thereby leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. When applied topically, Hyaluronic acid can decrease the depth of wrinkles and enhance skin elasticity and firmness.
We know what you’re thinking, this serum is quite pricey, but they are also one of the best brands around for creating absolutely unmatched hard-working formulas. Trust us, you’ll notice an instant difference after using this serum. It gives instant hydration at the surface and deeper skin layers, leaving skin firmer, refreshed, and more radiant for the long term.
This is probably the most hyped-up HA serum and for all good reasons. Unlike most serums that are more liquid-y, the texture of this serum resembles that of a light moisturiser but the benefits are just hydrating. The best bit? The addition of vitamin B5 and ceramides in this formula gives it a big thumbs up for its incomparable skin-protecting benefits.
This thirst-quenching serum makes it to our list of favourites. It’s light on the ingredient list and our wallets but super heavy in the hydration department. Plus, if you’re on the oilier side, or just hate the feel of heavy products on your skin, you’ll love how quickly this feathery light serum will sink in.
If you’re looking for a budget skincare product that rivals the abilities of the most expensive serums, may we introduce you to your new BFF? This hyaluronic serum is a cult favourite for all good reasons making it one of the best budget skincare products. Infused with vitamin B5 and ceramides benefits, it will inject a hefty dose of hydration into your skin.
If like most of us, your complexion often looks a little dull, it’s worth adding this serum to your skincare routine. This product has proved to be so popular. Thanks to budget-friendly price and unmatched glow-inducing abilities. This gem of a serum legit deserves a place in your shelfie due to its magic properties.
If your skin ever feels a bit dry, dull or tired, lock in the moisture by layering your hyaluronic acid with this ultra-hydrating gel moisturiser. It’s like a big drink of water for parched AF skin and will give you plump-looking, youthful skin in a jiffy.
Add these to your card ASAP and be a glow-getter!
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