8 hydrating hyaluronic acid serums for glowing glass skin
Dew your face a favour
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / March 22 2021
Announcing that hyaluronic acid is hydrating is kind of like telling someone Ariana Grande can sing – it’s kind of common knowledge at this point, right?
But while we’re all aware that hyaluronic acid is damn good stuff, you still might not know that there’s still one particular formula that allows you to get the most moisturising, plumping and smoothing goodness out of your favourite ingredient: the not-so-humble serum.
Yep, adding a hyaluronic acid serum to your routine offers the ultimate solution for tight, thirsty skin – it'll deliver all the dryness-fighting and moisture-drawing action you’re after in a hydrating serum, without feeling heavy on the face at all. And hey, the glassy glow it'll bless you with doesn’t hurt either…
When it comes to finding the best hyaluronic acid serum for you, there's plenty to consider. But the good news is most skin types will love it; after all, every kind of complexion needs hydration and hyaluronic acid is known for holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The best hyaluronic acid products will have a potent percentage of the stuff in its formula, so look for it at the top of the ingredients list if you really want to test its power.
Ready to find your hydrating fit? Here are eight of the best hyaluronic acid serums available in Australia...
Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster
Featuring a trio of hydration heavy hitters (HA, evening primrose oil and coconut fruit juice), this hyaluronic acid serum hits skin with a wash of moisture that feels weightless but is actually working wonders below the surface.
Olay Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Super Serum
Olay's hyaluronic acid serum pairs the powerhouse ingredient with another skin superstar: niacinamide. The two work in synergy together to strengthen the skin barrier for an overall healthier-looking complexion in one step — ideal. The intensely hydrating serum is particularly suited to dry and dehydrated skin, penetrating 10 skin surface layers deep for some serious glow-giving action. But greasy? No way. It absorbs quickly while soothing the skin, making it ideal for pre-makeup as well as a part of your evening routine.
P.S. This is just one of four new super serums from Olay. Depending on what you're after, there's one to suit every skin goal. So while this one's our top pick for a hydration hit, there's also Olay Luminous Niacinamide Super Serum (to tackle dark spots), Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Super Serum (to brighten dull skin) and Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Cica Super Serum (to calm and soothe a tired complexion).
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Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
This light-as-air hydrator may technically be a tall glass of water for your face, but with the stress-soothing abilities it also boasts, we think it works more like a generous glass of wine.
Apot.Care Hyaluronic Pure Serum
Searching for a super targeted treatment? Try this powerful plumping option – it’s formulated with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid recommended by dermatologists, but is still suitable for sensitive skin.
Sand And Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Splash Serum
True to its name, this thirst-quenching formula is bound to make a serious splash in your skin care routine, pairing hyaluronic acid with Tasmanian spring water to create the ultimate dehydration-banishing duo.
Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Serum
A supercharged serum packed with softening, smoothing and hydrating ingredients (including, in a shocking twist, hyaluronic acid) it works a treat for a barefaced glow but moonlights as a plumping primer.
Tarte Sea Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H20 Serum
Considering where mermaids hang out it’s safe to say they don’t have any moisture level issues, and this hyaluronic acid, marine plant extract and vitamin B5 blend is here to make sure you don’t either.
Skin Inc Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Offering a particularly pure and potent hit of hyaluronic, this guy is loaded with a hydrolysed form of the stuff to ensure deeper absorption and make sure all the moisturising goodness gets where it needs to go.