Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) is one of those ingredients you read about often and find in many skincare products these days. It’s a powerful hydrator, attracting up to 1000x its weight in water, but it’s also a bit of a tricky molecule. H.A. is produced naturally in our bodies, but levels decrease with age, contributing to the visible signs of aging. It is also too big to penetrate the skin (which is why it is commonly injected in the form of dermal fillers) so applying it topically is a challenge—one that SkinCeuticals now has a solution for.
SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier ($98) is a corrective serum that amplifies the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30% to help firm, smooth and plump skin. It does this by not only delivering H.A. itself (both full molecules and fragmented ones) to provide immediate hydration, but it also includes Proxylane, Dipotassium glycyrrhizate and Purple rice extract to help preserve the hyaluronic acid content within the skin. This means you’re not just applying H.A. to the surface of the skin to hydrate, you’re helping to maintain what is already there within the skin.
This serum delivers plumping hydration immediately, but over time it also helps to improve skin sagging, firmness, elasticity and texture. Since it helps to support hyaluronic acid within the skin as well, it’s an excellent product to use after receiving injectable fillers to help get the most out of them. It is quite pricey, but a little goes a very long way—only a few drops are needed for the entire face.
I’ve been using this serum for a few weeks now and I’m absolutely in love. It has a really lovely texture that absorbs quickly and feels super hydrating. It can easily be worked into any skincare routine and my extremely sensitive, reactive skin didn’t have any problems with it.
I use it twice a day, and while I don’t have a lot of sagging or elasticity issues to correct right now, I do notice that my skin is feeling much more plump and moisturized around the clock. It has officially been welcomed into my daily skincare routine and earned the title of “must have” in my books. Dare I say, this might just be the best serum I’ve ever used.
SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier retails for $98 and is available at online at skinceuticals.com.shop this story