What’s the Hype: Hyaluronic Acid

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid // PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum

If you read the ingredients list on your skincare, then there’s NO DOUBT you’ve seen “hyaluronic acid” more than once!

So, what’s it all about and why do you need it in your skincare routine?

The Product: Hyaluronic Acid

The Hype: First of all, you need to know this isn’t what you think of when you traditionally hear the word “acid.” There is nothing acidic or harmful about HA at all….actually, quite the opposite. Hyaluronic Acid is a clear, gooey substance that your body naturally produces and that helps lubricate and bind collagen & connective tissue in your joints and skin! What’s incredible about HA is that it has the capability to hold 1000x it’s weight in water…and that hydration is the key to achieving supple, bouncy, glowing, & healthy skin!

The Reality: I’m not gonna beat around the bush and say “oh, you can live without it,” I mean, you can, but WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO?! Full disclosure: It’s the beginning of August and I haven’t had Botox since December 2019, and I think using HA consistently twice a day has contributed to my skin looking more plump, which results in the minimization of fine lines!

The #KERRentlyApproved Products: I have tried multiple HA products and these are my 2 favorites, one being a splurge and one being a steal! 1) The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, $6.80 // It’s not just the price tag on this product that is VERY APPEALING, but the effectiveness & reviews are just as impressive. The consistency is is more liquidy & sticky in my opinion, and while I love the results of it, I don’t love the way it layers with the rest of my products & my makeup. I reach for this one on days I don’t wear makeup or am just layering with sunscreen. 2) PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum, $110 // While this HA is significantly pricier, I love love LOVE the texture & consistency! It spreads more like a creamy serum…with a very silky veil that leaves my skin GLOWING if I wear it alone. I also prefer the way this formula blends and layers with my other skincare, as well as wearing under my makeup. HOT TIP: Keep an eye on the SKINSTORE WEBSITE and the DERMSTORE WEBSITE, where they regularly run promos for anywhere from 15-40% off….this is when I stock up!

Tried a HA that you your skin is loving? Please share the details in the comments below!