What’s Hot: Hyaluronic Acid Boosters

We all know that hydration is the key to healthy and youthful skin, but so many people shy away from that extra moisture in the warmer months for fear of veering on the too shiny and greasy side of things. Of course, that’s why we’re always so grateful when the skincare gods hear our beauty prayers and release the perfect products to hit our needs and wants on the head: hydrating boosters and serums.

The hottest thing to hit the beauty aisles this summer is a bevy of hyaluronic acid-infused serums and boosters that are not only lightweight, but are also super-hydrating and will quench skin in just a few pumps. Plumping and moisturizing, these back-to-basics skincare prods use minimal ingredients to instantly quench dehydrated skin—like a tall glass of water on a hot day. Here are some of our favourites!

  • 1 of 9 SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier
  • SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier
  • SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, $12

    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring ingredient in your body and one that does a lot of good. This particular product may seem pricey, but it amplifies your skin’s H.A. levels so it not only delivers a generous dose of hydration, but improves your skin’s own ability to maintain it. The result? Smoother lines, improved texture and—the reason we all came here—a hydrated complexion.

    Available online at skinceuticals.ca.

  • 2 of 9 The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, $6.80

    This budget-friendly buy uses three sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules to make sure that your skin reaps the benefits on multiple levels. The vegan and oil-free treatment is also formulated with vitamin B5 to assist in surface hydration so you know that you’re getting some serious moisturization bang for your buck.

    Available online at theordinary.com.

  • 3 of 9 Vichy Minéral 89
  • Vichy Minéral 89
  • Vichy Minéral 89, $40

    We’ve been lusting after this gel concentrate for months, even though it just hit shelves last week. With 89% Vichy mineralizing water, you get all of the healing, soothing and skin-loving benefits of the mineral-rich water, alongside hyaluronic acid for a plumped-up complexion in a lightweight formula.

    Available online at vichy.ca.

  • 4 of 9 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum, $18

    The addition to the Hydro Boost line that we’ve waited so long for is finally here. The hyaluronic acid-infused serum will nix parched skin with a completely weightless finish—exactly like the “I know I’m wearing skincare products but I can’t feel them” feeling we get when we rock any of the other Hydro Boost products.

    Available at drugstores..

  • 5 of 9 Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
  • Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
  • Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum, $81

    A whopping 75% hyaluronic acid comes packed in this aptly titled Water Drench serum. Alongside silk proteins and the brand’s mineral complex, your skin gets drenched in H.A. and is left looking and feeling supple, soft and smooth.

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 6 of 9 Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, $46

    Clinique does light, barely—there products really well, and the latest concentrate is no exception. With antioxidants and complexion-boosting ingredients all encapsulated in a water-gel formula, the concentrate absorbs quickly and delivers a surge of moisture, exactly as the name suggests.

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 7 of 9 Glossier Super Bounce
  • Glossier Super Bounce
  • Glossier Super Bounce, $28 USD

    We love a product that tackles real concerns for us, including “hangovers, long layovers, blasting a/c or high heat,” because wine nights aren’t something we’re giving up anytime soon. H.A. and vitamin B5 add elasticity to your skin so it can bounce back from whatever you throw at it and offers a smooth finish, perfect for your pre-makeup canvas.

    Glossier doesn’t ship to Canada yet (fingers crossed that’s coming soon!) but you can visit their showroom in NYC or shop at glossier.com for shipping within the USA.

  • 8 of 9 Bobbi Brown Remedies Skin Moisture Solution No. 86
  • Bobbi Brown Remedies Skin Moisture Solution No. 86
  • Bobbi Brown Remedies Skin Moisture Solution No. 86, $55

    There’s dehydrated skin and then there’s really dehydrated skin and this particular parched complexion remedy is for those that fall in the latter camp. If you’re noticing super-taut, uncomfortably dry skin, this Bobbi Brown solution is going to be the only prescription you need with its plumping sodium hyaluronate formula to restore and attract moisture to keep it where you need it.

    Available online at thebay.com.

  • 9 of 9 L’Oréal HydraGenius Daily Liquid Care
  • L’Oréal HydraGenius Daily Liquid Care
  • L’Oréal HydraGenius Daily Liquid Care, $24

    An easy way to work in the Korean skincare booster into your routine, this watery formula absorbs quickly and instantly refreshes skin, leaving it looking healthy and happy, thanks to the complexion-loving, glow-creating ingredients.

    Available online at amazon.ca.

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