Despite living in a country as humid as the Philippines, there are still those who are plagued with dry skin or have to deal with excessive oil. Curious as to why your skin is the way it is? Well, for one, your skin barrier may be lacking in moisture so your skin, forcing it to even out the playing field by producing more and more oils. Sure, nothing beats good 'ole hydration by gulping down water, but there are instances when a little extra help is needed.
You've probably heard of hyaluronic acid before, an ingredient typically found in most skincare products these days that helps regulate sebum (in short, oil) production and can help keep your skin hydrated. If you think the only way you can get the benefits of the ingredient is through your typical serum, you've got it wrong. There are countless goodies out in the market that use hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient in the formulation and we're here to tell you all about them.
SHOP: 10 Hyaluronic Acid-Infused Products You Can Use for Your Makeup and Skincare Needs
1. Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment
You have to remember that it's not just your face that gets dry. If you've been having dandruff or have an oily scalp, it's probably because your crowning glory isn't getting the hydration it needs, hence the need to overcompensate. Regular trips to the salon to get treatments can easily cost a fortune so why not just do it at home? The Inkey List has a hydrating hair treatment that has hyaluronic acid which you can apply as a post-wash treatment once or twice a week or as a leave-in conditioner. Oh, and if you're particular about the other stuff, the hair treatment is silicone-free and sulfate-free.
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment, P810, THE INKEY LIST, Sephora.
2. Cica Makeup Removing Cleansing Gel
The name of the product may highlight a different ingredient but Happy Skin's Cica Makeup Removing Cleansing Gel actually has hyaluronic acid, too. Centella typically works to heal small wounds typically from acne so when you pair it with hyaluronic acid, not only will it immediately calm your skin, it also makes it look extra plump and hydrated.
Cica Makeup Removing Cleansing Gel, P399, HAPPY SKIN, Lazada
3. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Face serums target specific skin concerns so it only makes sense that a hyaluronic acid serum exists. This particular one from US-based brand Good Molecules is a value-for-money find. At 30ml, this will likely last you a few months since all you need is a few drops per use. Simply apply it to damp, clean skin, wait for 30 seconds then proceed on layering on your oils, creams, and moisturizers.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30mL, P395, GOOD MOLECULES, Lazada.
4. Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Emulsion
If serums tend to be lightweight, then emulsions are for heavy-duty work. Those with dry or oily skin are advised to use both serum and emulsion right before you lock it all in with moisturizer. This non-sticky emulsion from Laneige has hyaluronic acid and comes in two formulations, one for dry skin and one for combination skin, providing you with extra moisture minus the oiliness that some products come with.
Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Emulsion, P1665, LANEIGE, Lazada.
5. Hyaluronic Acid Gel Day Moisturizer
Since hyaluronic acid works to provide your skin with much-needed hydration, it only makes sense for your skin to immediately look and feel healthier upon application. If you've been feeling a bit too lazy to do the whole nine yards of skincare, at least consider using a moisturizer like this one from local brand Human Nature. The smooth and lightweight hyaluronic acid-based product is geared towards day use but that shouldn't stop you from using it at night time as well.
Hyaluronic Acid Gel Day Moisturizer 50ml, P226, HUMAN NATURE, Lazada
6. Hydro Boost Water Gel
If there's a moisturizer that really makes your skin plump and juicy like hell, it's Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel. The moisturizer uses hyaluronic acid and electrolytes in its formula and claims to be five times more hydrating than other brands. Trust us when we say you can really feel the difference when applied to the skin. Plus, it applies well underneath makeup and does not leave your skin feeling greasy.
Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g, P1142, NEUTROGENA, Lazada
7. Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++
Okay, if not moisturizer, at least consider using SPF on a daily basis. This particular product from Supergoop! contains hyaluronic acid and other anti-oxidants that leave your skin healthy-looking and hydrated. It's also oil-free and can provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB and infrared protection while doubling as a makeup primer.
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++, starts at P1390, SUPERGOOP!, Lazada
8. Pure Color Revitalizing Crystal Lip Balm
Ever wonder how lip balms can be so hydrating? Well, it's probably thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Get yourself a lip balm that can double as a light wash of color like this one from Estee Lauder. It comes in a variety of shades and consistently leaves your puckers looking deliciously kissable thanks to the glossy finish.
Pure Color Revitalizing Crystal Lip Balm, P1950, ESTEE LAUDER, Lazada.
9. Even Better Serum Foundation SPF 20/PA+++
Everyone can pretty much agree that the key to a flawless makeup look is proper skincare and prep. These days, it's not just the products (and ingredients!) you put on before makeup that matters but what actually goes into your makeup's formulation as well. Hyaluronic acid, when incorporated into beauty products like foundation, not only gives extra moisture, it also ensures that you are radiant, practically glowing from within. This foundation from Clinique incorporates the magic ingredient in its formula, giving it skincare like qualities which practically sink into your skin.
Even Better Serum Foundation SPF 20/PA+++, P2750, CLINIQUE, Lazada.
10. Active Concealer (Brighten + Correct)
No one likes a crusty undereye thanks to makeup. If you're the type that suffers from fine lines underneath your eyes then having a hydrating product like Issy's Active Concealer is the way to go. The concealer uses sodium hyaluronate (the salt form of hyaluronic acid) as well as glycerin, which are both known to provide hydration, heck, maybe even give you a more "at attention" look. Because who wants to look like a zombie, right? Add this to your office makeup bag, we say.
Active Concealer Brighten + Correct, P399, ISSY, Lazada
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