Beyond the Label: How Hyaluronic Acid Actually Improves Your Skin
Ever wonder what's really behind the buzzy ingredients in your beauty products? Introducing Beyond the Label, a series where we dig deep into a trendy ingredient to find out everything you need to know about using it, how it works, and more. First up: hyaluronic acid.
There's one ingredient you've likely seen on many bottles in your medicine cabinet and across face creams, serums, and cleansers in the aisles of your local drugstore and department store: hyaluronic acid. The molecule is a popular skincare ingredient known for its unique ability to hydrate skin (it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water) and has long been included in the formulas of your favorite products.
Since it's recently had a resurgence as a buzzy trend, we reached out to dermatologist Deborah Jaliman, MD, and cosmetic chemist Stephen Alain Ko to find out just what hyaluronic acid is and how it can help your skin. Check out everything you need to know about the ingredient ahead.