What are the best Hyaluronic Acid products on the market? Purchasing an HA can be overwhelming. Thankfully, we've done the leg work for you. Below is a review of the best of the best when it comes to Hyaluronic Acid. You're welcome.
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.
The good: SkinMedica’s HA5 does exactly what it is suppose 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.
The Bad: That giant price tag - $120 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 $178, it can appear expensive. However, they just released their new 1 oz. size (the size of most other HA products) at the price of $120. 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. (AND, don't forget you can earn those valuable Brilliant Distinction points with all SkinMedica purchases!)
HA Ingredient: Sodium Hyaluronate
SkinCeuticals has clinical data backing this product – most striking is the increase of your body’s own production of Hyalruonic Acid by 30%! Actual punch biopsies were used along with the ELSIA kit to measure Hyalruonic Acid in the skin after a 4 week period.
The Good: 3 forms of HA (full sized, micronized, and encapsulated) are combined with ingredients which produce Hyaluronic Acid (rice extract, licorice root extract, and proxylane) to make the most complete HA product. HA Intensifier wears well and doesn’t flake like other HA serums.
The Bad: You will need basically a dropper full of product to apply to the whole face. Unlike their Vitamin C serums which just takes 2-3 drops, this serum takes 5-7 drops, so it does not last as long for the price point of $98.
3. skinbetter science InterFuse Intensive Treatment LINES - $125
HA Ingredient: Sodium Hyaluronate and Sodium Aceytl Hyaluronate
Skinbetter was founded by one of the original inventors of Restylane, the first injectable Hyaluronic Acid. So, who better to create an injectable grade hyaluronic acid product for your skin!
The Good: This product is not just a typical HA serum, but contains many ingredients that will help facilitate producing more HA in your body including a plethora of peptides and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a premium form of vitamin C.
The Bad: Expensive at $125 for 0.5 oz. You only want to use this product in areas where you have visible lines as it will immediately plump while the other ingredients help restore natural skin health.
4. Revision Skincare Hydrating Serum - $80
HA Ingredient: Sodium Hyaluronate
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 potent 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 form of Hyaluronic Acid is Sodium Hyaluronate and is slightly more watery in texture (opposed to gel-like in consistency) than the other HA products listed.