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Why You Should Be Using Hyaluronic Acid - Regardless of Your Skin Type

Whether you’re as dry as the Sahara or producing more oil than you know what to do with, hyaluronic acid should be a staple in your routine.

’Tis the season of oversized scarves, steaming cups of hot cocoa and, on the slightly less delightful end of the spectrum, dry skin. Even if you happen to be one of the rare lucky ones whose skin is normally perfectly plump and hydrated, there’s a good chance that it still can’t last an entire harsh Canadian winter without some dryness, tightness and flaking.

The solution to treat dry skin? An ultra-hydrating skin regimen to help you combat winter skin woes. And while a thick night cream and luxurious oils will certainly help, one skincare ingredient that needs to be an absolute staple in every winter skincare regimen, from super dry skin to sensitive skin to acne-prone skin? Hyaluronic acid.

What does hyaluronic acid do for skin?

Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule is found naturally in both humans and animals, around our joints and eyes and in our skin, and it’s partly responsible for keeping those areas of our bodies moisturized and hydrated. But, unfortunately, as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases, leading to skin that’s less firm and plump, making way for fine lines and wrinkles to set in deeper. By the time we turn 50, we’ve lost about half of the natural hyaluronic acid. Not great.

So how do we get the hydrating molecule back? For some, the answer is through injectable fillers, many of which are made of hyaluronic acid to plump up skin from the inside out. But if that’s not the route you want to take (at the moment or ever), hyaluronic acid serums are the best thing to experience hyaluronic acid’s benefits and to keep your skin hydrated, especially in winter.

What products contain hyaluronic acid?

Enter L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Containing 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid serum, this skincare hero reintroduces some of the missing molecule that your skin is so thirsty for come winter, leaving your skin looking and feeling suppler and bouncier. And it doesn’t matter what your skin type is—who could turn down the promise of supple, bouncy skin?

And since hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it absorbs moisture from its surroundings, you’ll want to add it to your winter skincare regimen, stat, since you’ll want all of the moisture you can get. Hyaluronic acid serum’s most impressive feat is its ability to hold up to 1,000 times (!!!) its weight in water. So when it comes to hard-working, moisturizing ingredients, it won’t let you down.

How to apply hyaluronic acid serum?

The best way to use hyaluronic acid serum is by applying it as the second step of your skincare routine (right after cleansing) in the morning and evening:

- Since it works by retaining moisture, applying a thin layer to damp skin, rather than totally dry skin, not only allows it to be absorbed better but actually gives it something to work with right from the get-go.

- Then, you’ll want to seal all that water-retaining moisture in with a cream or gel moisturizer.

Is hyaluronic acid serum good for skin?

Despite its name, hyaluronic acid is extremely mild and non-irritating, so it works well for all skin types, from dry and sensitive to acne-prone and oily skin. And L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a tacky, sticky feeling on your skin, or any residue whatsoever, so it can be incorporated into your existing routine with ease.

To treat skin that gets tight and itchy in cold winter weather, or to prevent your skin from ever getting to that point, incorporating a hyaluronic acid serum into your winter skincare routine is a great way to ensure that your face stays comfortable and moisturized as the weather gets, well, really uncomfortable and dry.

Winter skincare tips may come and go, as trends evolve and cycle through, but hyaluronic acid serum is a staple that will never steer you in the wrong direction.