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Hyaluronic Acid In Skin Care

Hyaluronic Acid: Treatment For Thirsty Skin

You ask, Bella delivers! Last week we talked about Hyaluronic Acid, a component in your skin that can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. It helps the skin stay plump and smooth until our early twenties, when the moisture level begins to gradually deplete. Luckily, many skin care lines have recognized the potential of hyaluronic acid and are including it in their products. Here are three topical options you might like to try.

Cellex C's Hydra B-5 Complex ($73) feels like water on your face and it works to maximize your skin's hydration without clogging your pores. Although the cost is a little steep, I can attest that it's definitely worth the splurge for anyone with sensitive, oily or really dry skin.

To see two other options for hyaluronic acid-based skin quenchers,


A slightly more affordable option is this Acne Treatment Clarifying Hydrator by PH Advantage ($35). It packs a one-two punch: it delivers the benefit of the hyaluronic acid, plus salicylic acid to help kill acne bacteria, making it a great option for those of you with acne-prone skin.

Avalon Organics Daily Moisturizer ($16.99) contains not only hyaluronic acid, but also lavender to calm redness in your skin. However, it's not oil-free, so for those of you with oily skin, be warned.

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koki73 koki73 9 years
I swear by SkinCeuticals Hydrating b5 gel!
astraea astraea 9 years has a TON of Hyaluronic Acid serums in many different "flavors" - different added natural extracts. The only contain HA, water, natural extract, and a safe preservative, and they're really cheap! I must sound like I work for them but it's a really great place to find natural skincare.
rockrower rockrower 9 years
anyone tried "mama lotion" out there? it's a dizzying combination of hyaluronic acid and's stingy, so watch out, but goodness has it absolutely changed my skin. i cannot recommend it enough. texture, scaring, pore's a do-everything HG product. i get mine on ebay....and you can buy samples there too.
msgolitelee msgolitelee 9 years
i use some thing just like Cellex's B-5 serum and it is amazing. I went for a facial and they got me...I was skeptical but my skin was so dry I was ready to try anything. and it really works. you only have to use it for 2 days before you notice the change in your skin. i don't use it all winter, but i am happy with it.
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
i almost bought this from sephora today
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I tried this, but was not too impressed
emalove emalove 9 years
I love Mario Badescu's Hyaluronic Moisturizer.
felicia-57 felicia-57 9 years
Beauty Beauty 9 years
You are so right, Skin Diva! Hyaluronic Acid in a serum form, like the Cellex C product, penetrates your skin on a molecular level, so it bypasses the pores completely and hydrates deep within your skin. A lot of girls with oily skin end up under-moisturizing because they are scared of clogging their pores, but their skin needs moisture, too!
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 9 years
I would love to give it a try. Can someone send me a bottle.
Skin-Diva Skin-Diva 9 years
Hyaluronic is the oily prone girls best friend. It has an amazing way of attracting moisture to the skin without causing breakouts.
thewriter thewriter 9 years
I have been using Cellex-C products for one year now. It is the best on the market for results and price. There is no fragrance and the results are outstanding, not to mention how long they last, only a small amount is needed. I have spent hundreds of dollars on other products so I am no novice when it comes to beauty products. However I always think it's a good idea to meet with your Dermatologist prior to begininng any new skin care.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ash not Avalon Organics! I use their vitamin c renewal cream and I looooooooooooove it. It's one of my fav brands. :) Vegetarian friendly too. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Neat but expensive :P
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