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Try hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine

Hyaluronic acid: your best friend for dewy skin

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by Curology Team
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 • 2 min read
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by Curology Team
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 • 2 min read
We’re here to share what we know — but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider if you have questions.

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If you're looking to add more hydration to your skincare routine, use skincare products with hyaluronic acid. Not unfamiliar with hyaluronic acid? This ingredient is actually one of the best ones out there for plumping up skin (at least temporarily) and introducing a dewy glow. 

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is hydrating. Like, seriously hydrating. It’s a humectant, which means it draws moisture from both the air and deeper layers of the skin. This helps your skin absorb more moisture more effectively. Plus, hyaluronic acid doesn’t tend to cause any irritation or other negative side effects because it’s actually a substance found naturally in your body! 

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Is hyaluronic acid right for my skin type?

Hyaluronic acid isn’t only for dry skin—it helps all skin types! Since it’s so deeply hydrating, it’s especially popular for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So if you’re on a mission to add more hydration into your skincare, hyaluronic acid might be the ingredient for you.

Is hyaluronic acid good for acne?

Hyaluronic acid can help protect the skin, which is especially helpful for acne-prone skin. While hyaluronic acid can't fill in visible acne scars, it can help reduce redness and the visible appearance of acne.

Where does hyaluronic acid fit into my skincare routine?

Hyaluronic acid is typically found in serums and moisturizers—like the Curology moisturizer and rich moisturizer! Applying your products from thinnest to thickest consistency is usually your best bet. If you’re using a thinner serum, you can apply it before your Curology Custom Formula. Using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid? Apply it after your custom cream.

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Hyaluronic acid product recommendations

If you're looking to add hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine, here are some recommended products to explore:

What can I combine hyaluronic acid with?

Hyaluronic acid works well with many skin care products, including retinol, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and vitamin C.

Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are frequently used together because they complement each other to hydrate, protect, and repair aging skin. Pro tip: apply the Vitamin C first, and then add hyaluronic acid afterward to help fortify the skin's barrier and lock in the moisture.

When in doubt, reach out to your dermatologist or Curology medical provider to see whether or not hyaluronic acid can be added to your skincare routine.

Your personalized skincare routine

Skincare routines are super personal, so hyaluronic acid may not necessarily be “the one” for you—but don’t give up! Finding the right products for you might take a lot of slow and careful trial and error, but Curology is here for you.

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When in doubt, experiment with different options that target your skincare concerns or opt for Curology's dermatologist developed moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. Try one for yourself when you sign up for a free trial of Curology (you just pay $4.95 for shipping and handling)* and opt into the monthly set, including your own custom cream and our simple, gentle cleanser.

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PS. We did the research so you don't have to:

1. Eleni Papakonstantinou, et. al. Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermato-endocrinology. (2012, July 1). 

2. Kristina Liu, MD, MHS, Janelle Nassim, MD. The hype of hyaluronic acid. Harvard Health Publishing. (2020, January 23). 

3. S. Majula Jegasothy, MD, et. al. Efficacy of a New Topical Nano-hyaluronic Acid in Humans. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. (2014, March).

We’re here to tell you what we know. That’s why our information is evidence-based and fact-checked by medical experts. Still, everyone’s skin is unique—the best way to get advice is to talk to your healthcare provider.

Empowering you with knowledge is our top priority. Our reviews of other brands’ products in this post are not paid endorsements—but they do meet our medically fact-checked standards for ingredients (at the time of publication).

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