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What are the best Hyalronic Acid products on the market?

What are the best Hyalronic Acid products on the market? - Harben House

Updated July 12, 2024

What are the best Hyaluronic Acid products on the market? 

Purchasing a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) product can be overwhelming. Thankfully, we've done the leg work for you and tried them all. Below is a review of the best of the best when it comes to Hyaluronic Acid. You're welcome.

1. SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

A bottle of SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator against a pale pink background, with an Oprah Editor's Choice 2023 badge at the top right

HA Ingredients: Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate.

You will be hard-pressed to find an HA lover who isn’t obsessed with this HA product. Most all other HA serums will compare itself to this gold-standard product for a reason. I have tried them all, and this not only remains my personal favorite, but every time I recommend it to someone, they love it and buy it again. Without fail, even for people with sensitive skin.

The good: SkinMedica’s HA5 does exactly what it is supposed to do. It immediately plumps the skin with its gel-like texture and it layers perfectly with other products (just don’t use too much). SkinMedica has studies showing that your skin will begin to create its own hyaluronic acid over time after topical use of the blend of the 5 HA ingredients.

Plus, it includes a blend of high and low molecular weight versions of HA to maximize effects. [Read my HA explainer here if you don't remember what high and low molecular weights mean.]

The Bad: That price tag - $124 for 1oz serum. Also, if you apply too much of the product it can start to peel and flake off.

Note: People are always reviewing this product as “so expensive.” Being that the original 2 oz. size is $184, it can appear expensive. Considering you need such a small amount of this product, my opinion is that it is actually equal or less than most other medical-grade hyaluronic acid serums. 


2. Alastin Skincare HA Immerse

HA Ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer

Alastin Skincare's version of an HA serum, HA Immerse feels like a standard hydrating serum on application: silky, smooth, and quick to absorb.

The Good: Not only does it have two forms of low molecular weight HA, but it includes a proprietary peptide that helps encourage skin to produce its own HA. This formula also feels lightweight and wears well under makeup, which I love. It's become a Harben House customer favorite for a reason.

The Bad: It's only marginally less expensive than the SkinMedica HA5, so the price tag can definitely be a deterrent. We have also had a few people report irritation issues with this serum (rare, but it happens), so this might not be the best fit for you if your skin is highly reactive at the moment.

3. Sente Hydrate+ Serum

HA Ingredient: Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate

This brand new launch from Sente is quickly becoming one of my favorite HA products on the market. The clinical trial data is impressive, with 100% of subjects agreeing that it soothed their skin and made it feel refreshed.

The Good: With 4 forms of HA (low and high molecular weight), plus Sente's patented HSA repair molecule, Hydrate+ boosts a comprehensive formula that helps your skin fight inflammation while boosting hydration. Plus, at $89/oz, it's a pretty good deal comparatively.

The Bad: As tends to be the case with a lot of clear HA serums, Hydrate+ is a slightly sticky, but not as bad as some other serums I've tried. Other than that, I love the texture and how quickly it absorbs.

4. Revision Skincare Hydrating Serum 

HA Ingredient: Sodium Hyaluronate (low molecular weight)

A perfectly simple Hyaluronic Acid serum that possesses fruit extracts, vitamin E, and peptides. If you are looking for a basic but potent HA serum, this is your go-to. This product goes on smooth and, like other Revision Skincare products, it is powerful and refined.

The Good: Well priced, long lasting hyaluronic acid that contains a high amount of sodium hyaluronate and not a lot of “filler ingredients”.

The Bad: Only one form of HA, and is slightly more watery in texture (opposed to gel-like in consistency) than the other HA products listed.

4. ClarityRx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum

HA Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid (high molecular weight)

Looking for an old school, high molecular weight HA serum with a good price tag? This is the one for you!

The Good: This is about as simple as it gets with a serum: only 4 ingredients, including purified water and hyaluronic acid.

The Bad: Because this only includes high weight HA, this serum will sit on your skin rather than being absorbed in. That means while you will get short term plumping effects (which is good!), you can't expect the long term effects some other serums may provide.


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