What are the best Hyaluronic Acid combos for your skin?

What are the best Hyaluronic Acid combos for your skin?

Who hasn't heard about Hyaluronic Acid? Right.. In this article I'm going to talk about how Hyaluronic Acid works with your other skincare ingredients. The options are very versatile and I think anyone can find something that will fulfil their skin needs. Take a seat, it is time to relax and have a short read. 

Introduction to the benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin.

Hyaluronic acid is a very friendly ingredient. It is suitable for any skin type and very popular now in the beauty industry. HA is great for reducing inflammation and promoting the growth of new cells, which helps the skin to regenerate. It's a biocompatible substance, so it won't irritate or cause allergic reactions. Well, they may appear temporary redness in some cases, but usually it is a typical side effect and the only disadvantage of this green beauty goodie. And you may actually think how is it good for me if it works as acid? Well, don't let the word "acid" fool you - it's not actually acidic at all! Now let's dive into the most powerful ingredient combos that you can add to your skincare routine even today. Check your cosmetics if they are correctly paired. And remember that Hyaluronic Acid can be used on its own or to be combined with other ingredients or products. 

Hyaluronic acid + vitamin C for brightening and hydration.

First ingredient combo worth mentioning is hyaluronic acid with antioxidants. Vitamin C is a powerful one and it helps brighten the skin and protect it from environmental damage, some even say it protects from UV rays. When paired with hyaluronic acid, it can help boost collagen production and improve overall skin tone. It is a perfect solution to use in the vitamin in the morning skincare routine and HA in the evening. But obviously you can layer both too.


Hyaluronic acid + retinol for anti-aging and plumping effects.

There are lots of ingredients that retinol won’t work with, but surprisingly, hyaluronic acid isn't on that list. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that helps stimulate cell turnover and collagen production, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. When combined with hyaluronic acid, it can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles even more than on its own. Make sure to apply retinol first and let it sink for a while before adding a layer of HA when performing your night time skincare ritual. 
It’s important to note that there are alternatives to retinol that have none or milder side effects. One of them is Bakuchiol which is a trending topic these days amongst beauty lovers. This plant-based alternative is a turbo booster for a needy skin. It’s safe to say that it will go a long way with HA by its side.


Hyaluronic acid + niacinamide for calming and hydrating properties.

These two are real partners in crime. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, helps improve the skin's barrier function and reduce inflammation. It also evens skin complexion as it regulates sebum production and cell turnover. When paired with hyaluronic acid, it can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. These two are gentle for skin so it can work for sensitive skin as well.


Hyaluronic acid + peptides for firming and smoothing benefits.

Peptides are amino acids that help stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness. When used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid, they can help enhance the skin's natural elasticity and reduce the appearance of sagging.


Hyaluronic acid + ceramides for strengthening the skin barrier.

The perfect combination of highly effective, yet not too aggressive, moisturising agents for any skin type. In fact, they work even harder for your skin once combined! While ceramides help minimise water lost through the skin's surface, hyaluronic acid draws water molecules back in from the atmosphere to keep the barrier juicy and replenished. This totally sounds like a perfect match for your selfcare date. 

Tips on how to layer hyaluronic acid with other products.

As we know, everyone’s skin is different, so it may take you some trial and error to determine the best way to layer hyaluronic acid with other products for your individual skin concerns. It is important to not only apply but also observe how your skin reacts to products that you use, and comparison seems very right in this case. If you feel like it, keep a journal, why not?  If you're unsure, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or a skincare professional for personalised advice. Here is how to layer your skincare that involves applying hyaluronic acid:


  1. Start with a clean face: Before layering any products, make sure your face is clean and free of any dirt or makeup. Don’t use a towel, let your face naturally dry off. Although you can make an exception and maybe mix your toner with the ‘acid’ or apply it separately. Or it probably depends on how much time you have left to get ready...

  2. Apply hyaluronic acid first: Hyaluronic acid is a lightweight serum that is best applied to clean, damp skin. Apply a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum onto your face and gently pat it in until fully absorbed. Keep in mind that some other active ingredients should be applied before our hero. 

  3. Follow with a moisturiser: After applying hyaluronic acid, follow up with a moisturiser to seal in the hydration. Look for a moisturiser that is suitable for your skin type, whether it's oily, dry, or combination.

  4. Sunscreen: If you are applying hyaluronic acid in the morning, it is important to follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.Although it is always a good idea to follow up with sunscreen. 

  5. Avoid using harsh exfoliants: While hyaluronic acid is safe to use with most products, avoid using harsh exfoliants or some of acids, especially if you are allergic or with sensitive skin type, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid, at the same time as they can cause irritation or sensitivity. It is important to use them in the correct order and to introduce them gradually to avoid any potential irritation or sensitivity.

  6. Layering with other serums: If you want to incorporate other serums into your skincare routine, layer them after hyaluronic acid but before moisturiser. Make sure to wait a few minutes between each layer to allow for proper absorption.

  7. Listen to your skin: Pay attention to how your skin reacts to layering products. If you notice any redness, irritation, or breakouts, consider adjusting the products you are using or the order in which you apply them.


Potential side effects or interactions with certain ingredients.

While hyaluronic acid is generally considered safe for most individuals, there are some potential side effects and interactions to be aware of.

  1. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to hyaluronic acid, which can cause redness, itching, swelling, or a rash. If you have a known allergy to hyaluronic acid or any other ingredients in a product containing hyaluronic acid, it is best to avoid using it.

  2. Interactions with certain skincare ingredients: Hyaluronic acid can be used in combination with many other skincare ingredients, however, it may interact with certain ingredients or formulations. For example, using hyaluronic acid with acids like glycolic acid or salicylic acid may cause irritation or sensitivity. It is always best to consult with a skincare professional before combining hyaluronic acid with other active ingredients.

  3. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: While hyaluronic acid is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before using any skincare product containing hyaluronic acid during these times.

Overall, hyaluronic acid is a safe and effective ingredient for hydrating and plumping the skin. However, it is important to be aware of potential side effects and interactions to ensure safe and effective use.


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Conclusion on finding the best hyaluronic acid combos for you.

Once you know what skin type you have it gets easier when the shopping spree time comes. I guess I don't need to convince you anymore how amazing and universal hyaluronic acid is. In our store we make sure that our products also work together. So to proof that I decided to choose a few options that you can safely apply along with hyaluronic acid.






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