Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid

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Derms have been prescribing hyaluronic acid—aka HA, sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronon—for years because of its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. We’re talking major moisture here. The skincare superstar intensely nourishes and hydrates, and is one of the main components that keeps skin healthy and glowing. It smooths, plumps and replenishes the look of skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and amazingly lightweight for acne-prone skin. And besides firmer, more youthful-looking skin, it can help hair too. Hyaluronic acid can improve hair density, fullness and softness while hydrating a dry scalp, and preventing thinning hair and fall out. A fresh crop of product innovations have brought the power player back into the spotlight. Check out the ones below which feature the supercharged ingredient.

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

GrandeLips Plumping Liquid Lipstick

Repêchage Opti-Firm Lift Cream 

Paul Mitchell Original Hair Repair Treatment 

Redken Shades EQ Cream Hair Color

Eminence Organic Skin Care Strwberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum 

Davines Replumping Hair Filler Superactive 

Davines Replumping Hair Filler Superactive 

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