Level Up Your Skin H2O with Hyaluronic Acid

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Hyaluronic Acid Chemical Structure
source: wikipedia.org

Are your skin look dull, dry, or flaking? HA super heroes is here to the rescue! What is HA (Hyaluronic Acid)? Our body naturally produce it. However, as we age, the production of this compound tends to slow down. A couple ways to boost your HA are by eating food that rich or help production of HA, taking supplements or using skin products with high concentration of HA.

Food that has high dosage of HA is bone broth. Some foods that can help boost production of HA are soy-based food, leafy green, starchy root veggies and citrus fruits. Including your diet with some of these foods or taking HA supplement will surely benefit your skin.

Hyaluronic acid also can be applied directly on your skin. Why HA is a popular ingredient in skin care products? It has been used in cosmetic surgery as dermal filler. HA is found with the highest concentration in our skin. It plays an important role in repairing our skin by increasing moisture, keeping collagen, and providing elasticity. Ideally, HA products are good for all skin types especially for dry skin. When your skin looks hydrated, you will look more youthful and you can good-bye to those wrinkles and fine lines.

Best Korean Hyaluronic Acid Serum/Essence

Mizon Original Skin Energy – Hyaluronic Acid 100

Key active ingredients: 50% of Hyaluronic acid which is awesome for keeping your skin hydrated; Ceramide prevents moisture loss and strengthen your skin’s barrier; Raspberry antioxidant helps fight against free radical damage.

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, acne, dryness, dull

Pro: very light and pleasant smell, quick absorption, affordable

                                                                     Tip: use it with vitamin C for synergistic effect.

Best deal: Amazon.com. If your country doesn’t have Amazon, you can buy from Yesstyle.com. They are Hong Kong based company. They offer free shipping over $35 and they ship to most countries. For the first time customer, they offer $10 off.

COSRX – Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence

Key active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid and vitamin B5 which is a natural hydrator and anti-aging agent.

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, dryness, dull, discoloration, uneven skin tone

Pro: very light and quick absorption, fragrance free, affordable

Tip: use just one pump of this serum will be enough to cover your face.

Best deal: Amazon.com or Yesstyle.com

Best Korean Hyaluronic Acid Cream

COSRX – Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power cream

Key active ingredients: high concentration Hyaluronic Acid and Hippophae Rhamnoides Water which is sea buckhorn extracts, a source of vitamins and minerals for anti-aging effect.

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, dryness, dull

Pro: super hydrating, affordable

Tip: better to use during the night routine since it is a heavy cream texture so it takes a while to sink into your skin.

Best deal: Amazon.com or Yesstyle.com

It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cream

Key active ingredients: high concentration Hyaluronic Acid and Acerola which is a type to cheery that loads with vitamin C.

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, dryness, dull, discoloration

Pro: not too sticky, fast absorption, super hydrating, affordable

Tip: can be use anytime after your essences/serum as a moisturizer

Best deal: Amazon.com or Yesstyle.com

Best Korean Hyaluronic Acid Toner

IsNtree Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Key active ingredients: 50% of Hyaluronic Acid in a form of sodium hyaluronate, Phyto Oligo from rose mallow root which moisturize and maintain elasticity of the skin

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, dryness, dull

Pro: fast hydration, calming, simple ingredients, no scent, affordable

Tip: apply this toner using cotton ball/pads and let it absorbs for a couple second before your next skin care routine

Best deal: Amazon.com or Yesstyle.com

Best Korean Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Masks

IsNtree Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Water Gel Mask

Key active ingredients: 600mg of 3 type of Hyaluronic Acids (hydrolyzed HA, sodium hyaluronate, sodium acetylated hyaluronate) to form moisture complex of super rich hydration

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, dryness, dull

Pro: gel mask won’t dry out during application, super hydrating, simple ingredients, affordable

Tip: recommend to incorporate this mask into your night routine. After removing the mask, don’t wash your face and let the left over serum absorbs

Best deal: Amazon.com or little pricey on Yesstyle.com

Innisfree Skin Solution Mask- Hyaluronic Acid

Key active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acids

Skin Concerns: wrinkle, fine lines, dryness, dull

Pro: 100% cotton mask

Tip: don’t wash your face and let the left over serum absorbs into the skin

Best deal: Amazon.com but it sold as a package with other masks or little pricey you can just order HA mask only on Yesstyle.com

Ready to Level Up that H2O?

Whether it is summer or winter, your skin looks its best when it is hydrated. Having moisture in your skin can help reverse fine lines, wrinkles and damage. Incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skin routine will definitely help your skin stays hydrated and supple.

There are so many choices of HA products to choose from. You don’t have to use all form of HA products, but with just one kind would be great to start with. If you feel like you need a boost and instant result, a mask will be your answer.

The Amazon links that I provide with the products are authentic products made in Korea from legitimate sellers. Yesstyle.com​ are authorize dealers for all the Korean skin care products so I trust them. Other US based companies also provide authentic products as well.

Disclaimer: I haven’t tried these products yet but I have used hyaluronic acid serum during this past winter, and it saved my skin. I have done intensive researches on these products that I’m excited to use some of them myself. I wouldn’t recommend something that I won’t try it myself. I truly believe in these products. I will give an update after I start using and finish at least a bottle of these products.

Feel free to leave your comments, thoughts or questions, experience with these products below. I would love to hear from you.

Cheers to beautiful skin!


Posted by Sophorn

I'm a skin care enthusiast who love to do research on skin care active ingredients and trying new skin care products. I love Korean skin care products because it is affordable, effective and innovative. I have been using Korean skin are product since 2014 and haven't looked back! Skin Type: Combination skin with slightly oily T-zone freckles on my upper check area. Dream Skin Condition: like those Korean actresses with glow and dewy skin.

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