The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (2023)

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant—a moisturizing agent that can retain many times its weight in water. When you apply them to your skin, the best hyaluronic acid serums draw moisture from both the air and the deeper layers of skin to the upper layers, giving you a dewy, healthy look.

Reviewed & Approved

Our favorite hyraluronic acid serum is the award-winning SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel because it's highly recommended by dermatologists. Another pick we really love is CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum for its affordability, availability, and its fragrance-free formula, too.

Because hyaluronic acid is typically too large of a molecule to penetrate into the skin, you will find many hyaluronic acid serums with both high and low molecular weights. According to Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD, a board-certified cosmetic and medical dermatologist at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of NY and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at NYP Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, the best hyaluronic acid serums will incorporate both high and low molecular weight forms of hyaluronic acid into its formula. "Sodium hyaluronate is a stable and low molecular weight form of hyaluronic acid that more easily penetrates skin for long-lasting, deep hydration," she says. "Larger molecular forms of hyaluronic acid will stay more superficial, delivering hydration to the most superficial epidermis."

These types of serums can include many other supportive ingredients aside from hyaluronic acid, making the price range wide—you can expect to pay anywhere from $8-$150 for a hyaluronic acid serum. We spoke with dermatologists and researched hyaluronic acid serums from the top brands to choose our recommendations.

Here are the best hyaluronic acid serums on the market.

Best Overall: SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (1)

Why We Like It: This product is highly recommended by the dermatologists we spoke to and is a great choice for sensitive skin.

It's Worth Noting: It feels very watery, is not as thick as other serums, and is more expensive than some of our other recommendations.

The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is our overall winner for multiple reasons: it's a fan-favorite for many dermatologists, it comes from a very reputable and science-backed brand, and it only contains four ingredients.

"For sensitive skin, I recommend a fragrance-free hyaluronic acid serum like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel," explains Dr. Murphy-Rose. "This is a hyaluronic acid serum with pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) for intense hydration and skin-soothing benefits—note that it has a water-like consistency, as opposed to a 'gel,' and is perfect for application underneath your moisturizer."

This pick is a great option for those who want to add some hydration to their skincare routine, without feeling like they have a heavy film on top of their skin. We also appreciate that the formula is free from parabens, alcohol, fragrance, dyes, and silicones, too.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5
  • Skin Type: Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply 2-3 drops to the entire face, neck, and chest once per day, in the morning or at night

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (3)

Why We Like It: This pick is an effective and derm-approved product at a great price point.

It's Worth Noting: The thin consistency can almost feel sticky, which may be off-putting.

The Ordinary is known for its budget-friendly formulas, and the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydrating Serum is one of its bestsellers. Dr. Murphy-Rose likes to recommend this product to her patients as a less expensive hyaluronic acid serum. "An excellent budget option is The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5," she says. "While it doesn't have the same totally bare skin feel as the Skinceuticals serum, it is much more wallet-friendly and still packs a punch for hydration."

This formula uses multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, as well as vitamin B5, to hydrate the skin. The consistency of this serum is thin and slippery and may even feel a tad sticky, but that feeling is temporary if you layer it under a moisturizer as part of your skin care routine.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5
  • Skin Type: Normal, Dry
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply one to two drops to the face daily

Best with Vitamin C: Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (5)

Why We Like It: This product not only hydrates the skin but also uses vitamin C to brighten, too.

(Video) Hyaluronic Acid Serum: ✅ Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums 2022 (Buying Guide)

It's Worth Noting: It feels more watery than other hyaluronic acid serums and you should follow it with a moisturizer.

Although this pick is more of a vitamin C serum than a hyaluronic acid serum, it utilizes both powerhouse ingredients to fade dark spots and pigmentation while also lightly hydrating your skin. The Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector will help brighten and tighten the skin and protect against free radical damage.

Vitamin C is an ingredient that oxidizes and can become ineffective pretty quickly, especially if it's not formulated or stored properly. This pick comes in a brown glass bottle to prevent oxidation from sunlight and is formulated with only 11 ingredients.

Because the Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector acts as a brightener more so than a hydrator, you're definitely going to want to apply a moisturizer on top of this pick.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: All Types, Sensitive
  • Size: 0.34 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply 4 to 5 drops to the skin every morning

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (7)

Why We Like It: This formula is a fantastic duo that hydrates while reducing acne, the appearance of fine lines, and more, and is available at most drugstores.

It's Worth Noting: Retinol can sometimes be very drying for already dry or sensitive skin, so it's best to use this ingredient cautiously or introduce it slowly if you haven't used it before.

Considering retinol can sometimes be drying to the skin, it's a great idea to combine this powerhouse ingredient with hydrating hyaluronic acid. This pick from L'Oreal incorporates both ingredients into the formula to allow the skin to appear visibly plumper and moisturized.

With continued use, you should start to see fine lines fading and an overall smoother and brighter complexion with this product. Because retinol can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays, it's best to use this product at night and to always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face in the morning.

Additionally, considering this pick contains a high potency of retinol, you'll want to start off slow and work your way up to using this nightly. At first, we recommend applying this product to your skin a few times a week. Once your skin becomes more tolerant of retinol, you can start using it daily.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: 0.3% Pure Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Aging skin
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: During week 1, apply 2-3 drops to clean and dry skin twice a week. During week 2, use every other night. During week 3, use nightly if tolerated.

Best Drugstore: RoC Multi Correxion Hyaluronic Acid Night Serum Capsules

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (9)

Why We Like It: Capsules provide airtight storage that allow the ingredients to stay more stable (so the product lasts longer than other application types).

It's Worth Noting: If used daily, this bottle will only last one month.

Another derm we spoke to, Joshua Zeichner, MD, the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is a fan of the RoC Multi Correxion Hyaluronic Acid Night Serum Capsules. "These capsules deliver the perfect amount of serum for a single use and can be taken with you on the go," he says.

These capsules are ideal for travel and can really help pare down your toiletry bag, too. We love that the formula contains no preservatives, no fragrances, no parabens, and no fillers. Plus, the capsules are 100% biodegradable and help the formula stay fresh and potent for a longer period of time.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dry skin
  • Size: 0.35 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Use one capsule nightly on the skin

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (11)

Why We Like It: The brand is known for having very gentle, effective products.

It's Worth Noting: It does contain dimethicone and fragrance, so it's not ideal if you have sensitive skin.

We love this brand for its gentle formulas that still work effectively to hydrate, smooth, and brighten skin without irritation. The Avene PhysioLift SERUM Smoothing Plumping Serum contains two sizes of hyaluronic acid to penetrate into your skin, while vitamin E protects against free radicals and environmental damage.

(Video) Dermatologist Reviews: Top Hyaluronic Acid Serum Picks to Plump your Skin!

This serum is one of our favorites because it features the award-winning and clinically-studied Avene Thermal Spring Water. This simple yet powerful ingredient has been shown to calm and soothe sensitive, irritated, and inflamed skin.

One of the downsides of this pick is that it does contain dimethicone and fragrance. Don't use this product if you're very sensitive to either or both ingredients—always do a patch test on your wrist or neck before applying to your face.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E
  • Skin Type: Sensitive
  • Size: 1.01 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply to skin twice daily

Best Antioxidant: Joanna Vargas Daily Serum

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (13)

Why We Like It: It has ingredients that help boost collagen production in your skin.

It's Worth Noting: It's more expensive than most of our recommendations.

Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas created her Daily Serum not only to help hydrate skin, but to also aid in skin cell turnover, too. This pick features an ingredient naturally derived from larch trees called galactoarabinan and works to stimulate cell turnover with each use.

Galactoarabinan does an effective job at promoting skin cell turnover to help prevent pores from being blocked with dirt, oil, and sebum. The retinyl palmitate will help boost collagen fiber production in your skin.

Other notable ingredients in this serum include hyaluronic acid (it helps retain moisture in the skin), oat grass juice (an antioxidant that repairs damage), and a "power green complex" (like a green juice for your skin). Plus, it includes a trio of antioxidant ingredients in Vitamins A, C, and E.

This lightweight gel is one of the priciest hyaluronic acid serums on this list. It can be used daily underneath your moisturizer and SPF, and has a lovely, fresh green juice scent.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Acne-Prone, and Sensitive
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: One pump once per day

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (15)

Why We Like It: It has a very lightweight, gel consistency and doesn't feel heavy on and around the eyes.

It's Worth Noting: It's not ideal for those who love a thick, creamy eye cream.

Thanks to the thin layer of skin around your eye area, it's important to treat your eyes with gentle, non-irritating products. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye not only features hyaluronic acid to treat your eye area with extra moisture and hydration, but it also uses glycerin to promote a smoother texture and protect the skin's moisture barrier.

There are three things we really love about this pick: the texture, the cooling effect, and the fact that it's fragrance-free. Unlike other eye creams that are heavy, this pick is a lightweight gel that still manages to feel thoroughly hydrating to the eye area. It also has a lovely cooling effect that lasts up to about a minute after application. Finally, we appreciate that the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye is fragrance-free. Because the skin around your eyes can be so delicate, it's a good idea to opt for eye products that are fragrance-free and non-irritating.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Eye area
  • Size: 0.5 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Twice per day around the eye area

Best for Lips: PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (17)

Why We Like It: It's dermatologist approved to hydrate your lips.

It's Worth Noting: It's pricey for a product that you only apply on the lips.

Your lips go through a lot throughout the day, and prioritizing hydration is key to keeping them healthy and flake-free. Incorporating hyaluronic acid into your lip care routine is a great way to infuse extra moisture into parched lips—enter, the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster.

This small but mighty lip formula is not your average lip balm. Thanks to a special technology called "Filling Spheres™," this pick uses sodium hyaluronate (a type of hyaluronic acid) and konjac root to moisturize your lips while also appearing more full and voluminous (without that tingly, burning feeling you might get with other irritating lip plumpers).

(Video) Hyaluronic Acid Serums: ✅ Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums For Winters 2022 (Buying Guide)

Dr. Zeichner recommends the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to his patients. "This is a great option for both lip hydration and plumping," explains Dr. Zeichner. "Unlike traditional lip plumpers that work by causing an irritant effect, this one uses hyaluronic acid along with peptides to moisturize, soften, and hydrate the lips."

After continued use, you should notice an increase in the hydration levels of your lips—which means less reapplication throughout the day. Considering this product is pretty small for the price, it's important to note that you really don't need to use a lot (or use it very often) to see big results. A little will go a long way.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dry, aging lips
  • Size: 0.24 oz.
  • Dosage: Apply as needed

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (19)

Why We Like It: It's a great fragrance-free option for those with sensitive skin.

It's Worth Noting: It feels more like a moisturizer than a serum.

The CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a great option for those sensitive to fragrance. The formula contains hyaluronic acid plus vitamin B5 and three different ceramides, making it very hydrating and a big winner for those with dry skin.

Although this pick has been named a serum, we consider it more of a moisturizer. The consistency and texture is much thicker than a liquidy serum, and it feels more like a thick moisturizer when rubbed into the skin. Because of this, we'd consider this pick a perfect hyaluronic acid for the winter months, when your skin is dry, chapped, and dull from the frigid temperatures.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: For normal to dry skin
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply one pump to your face daily, alone or under a moisturizer.

Best Clean Formula: Maelove Hydrator B5 Gel

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (21)

Why We Like It: The formula is free of parabens, phthalates, fragrances, and synthetic dyes and only has six ingredients.

It's Worth Noting: It's definitely one of the thinner serums of the bunch, so if you prefer a thicker serum, this pick might not be for you.

If applying a clean, non-toxic hydrating serum to your skin is a top priority, consider trying the Maelove Hydrator B5 Gel. This pick is not only free from questionable ingredients, but is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free, too. One of the most impressive aspects of this pick is that it only contains six ingredients in the entire formulation—hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, and resveratrol are the three stand-out ingredients that make this gel hydrating and protective against environmental damage.

We love how lightweight this gel feels and its impressive blend-ability. It doesn't feel sticky or slippery, and also has a nice cooling effect on the skin, too. If you are someone with super dry skin who prefers a thicker hydrating serum, consider trying a different option—the Maelove Hydrator B5 Gel is ideal for anyone with oily to normal skin looking for some extra moisture.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Oily, normal, or dry skin
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Use morning and/or night before moisturizing.

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (23)

Why We Like It: It offers extra moisture to areas of your body that might not get enough TLC.

It's Worth Noting: You may go through a bottle pretty fast.

Hyaluronic acid doesn't have to just benefit the face—thanks to Necessaire's The Body Serum, you can get the incredible, hydrating benefits of this ingredient on all areas of your body, too. With a lovely, lightweight serum texture, this pick works overtime to bring a ton of moisture into your skin thanks to the five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid within the formula.

With multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, this formula can penetrate deeper into the skin for longer-lasting results. We love that the formula is fragrance-free and has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association.

While the directions for use state that you can use this product alone or with a topical moisturizer, we recommend using it underneath your favorite body lotion, as it might not offer enough hydration to those with super dry skin. Another issue to consider is that, because the bottle isn't super large, you might run out of this product relatively quickly if you're applying it to your entire body daily.

Product Details:

(Video) 🌵 10 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums 2022

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dry, sensitive, eczema-prone
  • Size: 5.1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply to your body daily

Best Booster: Paula's Choice BOOST Hyaluronic Acid Booster

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (25)

Why We Like It: It's a great addition to any serum or moisturizer when you're needing some extra hydration.

It's Worth Noting: You don't get a lot of product for the price.

Sometimes, you just want to add a little extra hydration to your favorite moisturizer—the Paula's Choice BOOST Hyaluronic Acid Booster is a perfect addition to your skincare lineup. Packed with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and pro-vitamin B5, this booster will help retain moisture in your skin.

What we love about this pick is that you can either use it alone, or add a pump or two into your serum or moisturizer and apply it to your skin. If you love your oil-free mattifying moisturizer, for example, but find that your skin is on the drier side that morning, you can add a pump of this product into your hand, add a squeeze of your moisturizer, mix them together and apply to your face for some extra hydration. With continued use, this serum will help strengthen your moisture barrier and plump your skin, too.

The biggest issue with this booster is that you don't get a ton of product for the amount that you're paying. Although the application instructions suggest using this product up to twice daily, we think it's more appropriate to use it as an add-on to your regular skincare routine on days you need some extra hydration. That way, you won't use up an entire bottle every two weeks and need to repurchase as frequently.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dehydrated, dull skin
  • Size: 0.51 fl oz.
  • Dosage: 2-3 drops up to twice daily or as needed

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (27)

Why We Like It: The consistency is thicker than other formulas we've tried.

It's Worth Noting: This pick contains dimethicone, which some people are sensitive to (and it's the most expensive on our list).

Not only is this serum one of the priciest of the bunch, but it is also one of the thickest textures, too. We'd even argue that it feels more like a lightweight moisturizer than a hydrating serum. If you're someone with super dry skin needing a big boost of hydration, the Perricone MD High Potency Hyaluronic Intensive Hydrating Serum is a great option for you.

This formula is made with a healthy mix of different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, allowing the product to absorb deep into the dermis. It also features replenishing niacinamide and a firming ingredient called DMAE.

Once you apply this product to your skin, you'll notice how silky smooth it feels—you can thank dimethicone, the second ingredient in this formula, for that consistency. If you're someone who is sensitive to dimethicone or avoiding this ingredient altogether, you might want to opt for an alternative hyaluronic acid serum.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Extra dry and dehydrated
  • Size: 2 fl oz.
  • Dosage: One pump twice per day

How We Selected the Hyaluronic Acid Serums

The Health team spoke with several dermatologists and researched over 15 hyaluronic acid serums to recommend specific products for this article. When deciding between the wide range of hyaluronic acids on the market, we took multiple considerations into account including price, availability, skin type, texture and formula, active ingredients, and dermatologist recommendations.

Skin Type

When choosing the best hyaluronic acid serum for your specific skin type, it really comes down to the other ingredients in a hyaluronic acid serum formulation, which is more important than the type of hyaluronic acid, according to Dr. Murphy-Rose.

  • Normal skin: For normal skin, you can't go wrong with most hyaluronic acid serums. "Look for a product containing 2% hyaluronic acid and use it under your favorite moisturizer," suggests Dr. Murphy-Rose.
  • Dry skin: Look for ingredients like essential ceramides and squalane for skin barrier support. "Pair with a moisturizer containing rich butters to help lock in the moisture that hyaluronic acid draws to the skin's surface," says Dr. Murphy-Rose.
  • Oily skin: For oily skin, it's important to use oil-free formulations. "A hyaluronic acid serum alone may be sufficient for oily skin, without a moisturizer on top," explains Dr. Murphy-Rose. "Or, you can use a light oil-free moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid."
  • Combination skin: Follow the recommendations for oily skin over the T-zone and dry skin recommendations for the rest of the skin. "You could use a hyaluronic acid serum everywhere, and then your moisturizer everywhere except for the T-zone," suggests Dr. Murphy-Rose.

Ingredients to Avoid

  • Propylene Glycol: According to Dr. Nicole Hayre, MD, founder of the Cosmetic Dermatology Center in McLean, Virginia, propylene glycol is one of the worst ingredients to avoid in a hyaluronic acid serum. "It's a strong solvent that can disrupt the skin's moisture barrier and can also cause allergic reactions in some people," she warns.
  • Parabens: These ingredients are old-fashioned preservatives. "They work, but they can irritate some people with more sensitive skin," explains Dr. Hayre. "Considering there are so many safer preservatives out there, it's best to just avoid parabens."
  • Fragrance: Unless you know you are not sensitive to fragrance, Dr. Murphy-Rose recommends avoiding fragrances for most consumers. Look for labels that say "fragrance-free" as even products marked as "unscented" can include masking fragrances that are added to hide the smell of other ingredients.

Your Questions, Answered

When should you use hyaluronic acid serums?

You can use hyaluronic acid serums day or night. "Applied during the day, a hyaluronic acid serum will give the skin a radiant sheen," explains Dr. Hayre. "Applied at night, especially under a rich cream, they can become a moisturizing mask." Serums, especially humectants like hyaluronic acid, should be applied to the skin after cleansing and before applying your moisturizer.

What percentage of hyaluronic acid is best?

According to Dr. Hayre, a 30% concentration of what's called "high molecular weight" sodium hyaluronate gel is most effective. "The longer the sugar chain, the heavier it becomes and the more water it delivers," she says.

On the other hand, Dr. Murphy-Rose suggests looking for products that contain 1-2% hyaluronic acid, and avoiding products with anything higher than that. "Be aware that higher percentages of hyaluronic acid can actually have a drying effect on skin."

Daley Quinn is a freelance journalist, content strategist, and beauty industry expert with over ten years of experience in the media industry. You can find more of her work on her website or read the latest from her beauty and lifestyle blog, The Daley Dose. Daley suffers from dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin and loves to research and test the best hydrating and gentle skincare products for everyday use.

Was this page helpful?

The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (29)Thanks for your feedback!

(Video) 15 Best and Worst Hyaluronic Acid Products and How They Work

Tell us why!


What is the best face serum 2022? ›

The Best Face Serums
  • The Best Vitamin C Serum: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic.
  • The Best Acne-Fighting Serum: iS Clinical Active Serum.
  • The Best Anti-Aging Serum: SkinMedica TNS+ Advanced Serum.
  • The Best Hydrating Serum: Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Serum.
  • The Best Retinol Serum: Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum.
16 Nov 2022

What are the top 5 face serums? ›

  • Best Value: The INKEY List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum. Sephora. ...
  • Best Splurge: LA MER The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum. ...
  • Best for Lines & Wrinkles: Ole Henriksen Truth Serum. ...
  • Best for Dark Spots: SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum 2 oz. ...
  • Best for Oily Skin: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Oil Control Serum.
9 May 2022

What is the best concentration of hyaluronic acid? ›

A Perfectly-Balanced Concentration

But when a hyaluronic acid serum is a well-balanced concentration, it uses the water molecules from the serum, holding them in place so that your skin is hydrated — and you look amazing. The percentage of hyaluronic acid to look for in a serum is just over 2%.

What hyaluronic acid do celebrities use? ›

Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum. Dr. Sturm's thousand-dollar “blood cream” and rejuvenating face mask are both big hits among the Hollywood crowd. But her line's hero product is undoubtedly this hydrating serum, which has been praised by everyone from Bella Hadid (who once said Dr.

Which is better for your face hyaluronic acid or collagen? ›

For topical products, hyaluronic acid is the clear winner. Building collagen takes time and other methods, but it will give you the most long-term and visible results to prevent wrinkles and improve skin elasticity and strength overall.

What is the No 1 face serum? ›

The SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum blows the competition out of the water with its triple-threat combination of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and ferulic acid. As loved as it is by dermatologists and beauty editors alike, we know it's pricey.

What is the number one facial serum in the world? ›

Out of all the retinol serums we got our hands on, the RoC Derm Correxion Fill + Treat Serum is the best we've tried in 2022 — so it's no wonder it won an Allure Best of Beauty Award. This under-$50 serum also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin for a plumper, suppler complexion.

What is trending in skincare 2022? ›

Moving away from harsh scented products, the top skincare trends of this year include SPF, glass skin and ceramides. Popular makeup trends like glitter lips and faux freckles are also popular this year, ranking among the top 20 hottest trends.

Which brand has best face serum? ›

Our Top Picks
  • Best Overall - Jovees Herbal Vitamin C Face Serum.
  • Best Budget - Biotique Dandelion Youth Anti-Ageing Serum.
  • Best Face Serum For Skin Whitening - The Derma Co 10% Vitamin C Face Serum.
  • Best Face Serum For Glowing Skin - Good Vibes Rose Hip Radiant Glow Face Serum.
1 Nov 2022

What is the best anti-aging serum on the market? ›

The Best Anti-Aging Serums For Every Skin Type, According To...
  • Best Overall Anti-Aging Serum: Shani Darden Retinol Reform Treatment Serum.
  • Best Anti-Aging Serum For Dark Spots: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic.
  • Best Anti-Aging Serum For Fine Lines: Caudalie Premier Cru Serum.
18 Oct 2022

What can you not mix with hyaluronic acid? ›

“Hyaluronic acid plays well with most ingredients, while caution must be taken when using retinol in combination with alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, and some types of vitamin C.” Linkner echoes the tip about avoiding vitamin C.

What is more effective than hyaluronic acid? ›

Not as well-known as Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, commonly abbreviated as “PGA,” is believed to have 4x greater moisture retaining benefits than HA. If you have dull, dry, or dehydrated skin, you should consider incorporating Polyglutamic Acid Serum into your skincare recipe.

Can hyaluronic acid serum be used under eyes? ›

Yes, it is, hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the eyes meaning it is perfectly safe to use on your eyes. You'll find that many eye drop formulas often contain 0.2-0.4% of hyaluronic acid making it an effective treatment for those who suffer from dry eyes as it will help them retain moisture.

What hyaluronic acid do dermatologists recommend? ›

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel

Top-rated and repeatedly dermatologist-recommended, Neutrogena's Hydro Boost moisturizer is considered a holy grail item by many.

Do Dermatologists love hyaluronic acid? ›

Before retinol came along and stole its thunder, skincare ingredient hyaluronic acid was considered the gold standard. Scientists, dermatologists and skinfluencers alike regarded hyaluronic acid highly thanks to its many benefits, but mainly (and probably most impressively) how it can hold 1000x its weight in water.

How can I plump up my face without fillers? ›

How to Get Plump Skin Naturally
  1. Get a Good Night's Sleep. Beauty sleep isn't a myth — getting enough sleep really does help your skin stay young. ...
  2. Do Regular Exercise. ...
  3. Massage Your Face. ...
  4. Add Skin Plumping Foods to Your Diet. ...
  5. Add Hyaluronic Acid to Your Skincare Routine. ...
  6. Use Retinol. ...
  7. Try a Sheet Mask. ...
  8. Make a DIY Face Mask.

Which is better for wrinkles hyaluronic acid or vitamin C? ›

Hyaluronic acid works to leave the skin looking plump and keeps it hydrated and moisturized over time, while vitamin C specifically works to protect the skin from sun damage and fades discoloration in the skin due to acne.

What is better for anti-aging hyaluronic acid or retinol? ›

What should a person use between hyaluronic acid or retinol? Hyaluronic acid is best if they're looking to moisturize dry skin, while retinol works better by encouraging better skin by boosting collagen production.

How do I choose hyaluronic acid for my face? ›

Look for “Fractionated Hyaluronate” on the ingredient list. This is the only form that can penetrate the epidermal layer. Choose a serum. They traditionally have the highest levels of hyaluronic acid.

Who is the number 1 skincare? ›

The brand: You don't need to spend tons of money for effective products that derms love; Neutrogena is touted as the number one dermatologist-recommend skincare product and you can find it at the drugstore.

What is the best serum to apply before makeup? ›

6 Best Serums & Lotions For Using Under Makeup To Get Kiara & Alia's Glass Skin Glow
  • SUGAR Aquaholic Priming Moisturizer. ...
  • L'Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum. ...
  • One Thing Propolis + Honey Extract. ...
  • Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Lotion. ...
  • Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum. ...
  • Klairs Fundamental Watery Oil Drop.
26 May 2022

What serums should everyone use? ›

There are three serums that I think everyone should have in their skincare routine, especially if you're over twenty-five (prevention is key!): a retinol (derived from Vitamin A), a Vitamin C serum, and an AHA/BHA serum.

Which serum should be used daily? ›

Niacinamide serums are also safe to use day or night. Unlike retinol or vitamin C, niacinamide does not make your skin photosensitive.

What is the most important face product? ›

Dermatologists agree: Sunscreen is the most important step in any skincare routine, for every skin type and age. “If you don't wear sunscreen, you might as well not do any of the other steps,” Dr. Magovern says.

What is the most popular beauty treatment 2022? ›

Popular Beauty Treatment List Of 2022
  • Laser Hair Removal.
  • Fat Freezing.
  • Fat Dissolving.
  • Chemical Peel.
  • Microdermabrasion.
  • CBD Facial Treatment.
  • Dermaplaning.
  • Semi-Permanent Makeup.
26 May 2022

Which is the No 1 cosmetic brand in world 2022? ›


What are the best beauty products 2022? ›

Best of Beauty Awards 2022: Clean Beauty
  • Henry Rose Flora Carnivora Eau de Parfum.
  • Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant.
  • Biossance Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub.
  • BL+ Eye Serum.
  • Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator.
  • Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening Exfoliating Mask.
  • Clarks Botanicals Invisible Hero SPF 30.
13 Sept 2022

How do you know which serum is best? ›

Consider your skin type. If you have acne-prone and oily skin, pick a face serum that has salicylic acid and retinol. For dry skins, try something with Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. And if you have sensitive skin, try a serum that has natural ingredients as natural ingredients always show the best result.

How do I choose serum for my face? ›

Look out for formulas that contain Hyaluronic Acid, one of the most common ingredients found in hydrating serums. Hyaluronic Acid – also known as Sodium Hyaluronate – is a powerful humectant that attracts and binds moisture to the skin, to keep it plump and hydrated. Glycerin and Aloe Vera are also potent hydrators.

How many serums can you use at once? ›

Limit to Two Serums Per Routine

We recommend you use no more than two face serums per routine. Again, alternating skin care items is a strategy here. If you have many serums that you like, use one or two in your morning routine and two different serums in the evening.

Which brand iS best for glowing skin? ›

Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Serum With 98% Pure Niaci... Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Glow ... Lotus Make-Up Xpress Glow 10 in 1 Daily Beauty Cream SPF ... Dot & Key Vitamin C Pink Clay Face Mask For Glowing Skin ...

Which serum iS best for dark spots and glowing skin? ›

Check out our top picks for face serums that target dark spots.
  • SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF. ...
  • Murad Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. ...
  • iS Clinical Brightening Complex. ...
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. ...
  • Dr. ...
  • Obagi Nu-Derm Clear Fx. ...
  • PCA Skin Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum.

What is the number one ingredient for anti-aging? ›

Retinol. Ah, the holy grail of anti-aging ingredients! Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, is known to rev up collagen production *and* accelerate cell turnover. Basically, it tightens skin while clearing out dead skin cells that lead to rough, uneven skin texture.

Which Millionaire beauty product is a best seller for anti-ageing? ›

There is a reason Deep Melt has been our best seller for 4 years and the Millionaire Beauties can't get enough of it! This skincare product is a game changer for any lover of clean fresh glowing skin.

What brand is best for mature skin? ›

The best foundation for mature skin to buy in 2022
  1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Best for coverage. ...
  2. Pai The Impossible Glow Hyaluronic Acid & Sea Kelp Bronzing Drops: Best for glowing skin. ...
  3. Trinny London BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum: Best for moisturising.
13 Sept 2022

Can you use two serums with hyaluronic acid? ›

Using multiple serums is a great way to customize your skincare routine to your specific needs. For example, if you find your skin is looking dull and dry, you can use a hyaluronic acid serum to hydrate the skin, and a vitamin C serum to brighten the skin (or a serum that contains both ingredients).

Is collagen or retinol better for wrinkles? ›

While collagen serum can certainly give your skin deep hydration and visibly improved skin texture, it simply doesn't have the same potent anti-aging benefits as retinol.

What hydrates your skin the most? ›

“The best ingredient for dry or dehydrated skin is hyaluronic acid, due to its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in hydration,” she says. Lekus also suggests trying sheet masks as a quick, easy way to infuse a mega dose of moisture.

What is the best form of hyaluronic acid to take? ›

Pure Encapsulations' hyaluronic acid supplements came out as the most trustworthy option over the course of research and testing. The product is a straight shooter that only contains the most essential ingredients.

How long does it take to see a difference when using hyaluronic acid? ›

Hyaluronic Acid: Instantly – 2 months

Your skin should feel more hydrated, soft, and plump immediately upon application; if you use it consistently for up to 8 weeks or more, you should start to see improvements in skin elasticity and skin smoothness as well.

Does hyaluronic acid fill wrinkles? ›

Hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, others).

This natural component of the skin's connective tissue is the most common filler used for wrinkles. The results typically last 6 to 12 months.

Can I put hyaluronic acid on my lips? ›

Absolutely! Hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient to use to combat lip lines. By applying HA to your lips and the area around the mouth you are boosting the hydration which will result in lines becoming ironed out with an overall improved smoother, line free appearance.

What comes first eye cream or hyaluronic acid? ›

If your eye cream is richer and heavier than your moisturizer, it should go on after your moisturizer. If it's lighter then it's fine to apply it before moisturizer.

Does hyaluronic acid serum really work? ›

There's a reason it's ubiquitous: Not only does hyaluronic acid do a killer job when it comes to moisturizing the skin, but it minimizes signs of aging, since plump, hydrated skin makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible.

Can I use hyaluronic acid serum everyday? ›

"Hyaluronic acid is safe and beneficial to use everyday for maintaining skin hydration," says Dr. Russak. You just need to make sure you're applying it correctly. As a rule, you want to apply your hyaluronic acid product to clean, damp skin, and the lock it in with a moisturizer and face oil.

Is hyaluronic acid serum or vitamin C serum better? ›

Differences between hyaluronic acid and vitamin C serum

Hyaluronic acid works to leave the skin looking plump and keeps it hydrated and moisturized over time, while vitamin C specifically works to protect the skin from sun damage and fades discoloration in the skin due to acne.

Can you use 100% hyaluronic acid? ›

Any skin types can use pure Hyaluronic Acid, it's super light and watery, assisting in the delivery of active ingredients across the skin. Hyaluronic Acid 100% Pure is also the perfect clean ingredient for sensitive skin as well as oily or acne prone skin.

What are the disadvantages of hyaluronic acid? ›

People who receive injections containing hyaluronic acid may experience the following side effects, which should clear up within a week : pain. redness. itching.

Which is better retinol or hyaluronic acid? ›

Hyaluronic acid is best if they're looking to moisturize dry skin, while retinol works better by encouraging better skin by boosting collagen production. They have several benefits that can work in tandem for better results, though patients need to be careful with the exact formulations they use.

Does hyaluronic acid reverse aging? ›

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar molecule naturally found in our skin and joints. HA helps our skin attract and retain moisture, which can combat signs of aging. Topical hyaluronic acid serums have been shown to diminish wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and boost skin firmness in just two weeks.

What should you not do after hyaluronic acid? ›

Do not strain your knee joint for two days after receiving this medicine. Avoid activities such as jogging, soccer, tennis, heavy lifting, or standing on your feet for a long time. Temporary pain or swelling in the knee joint may occur after receiving hyaluronic acid injection.

Can hyaluronic acid be used under eyes? ›

Hyaluronic acid with smaller molecular weight is especially great for your under-eye area because they are able to go deeper into your skin, replacing the hydration in the thin and delicate skin under the eyes.

Should hyaluronic acid be refrigerated? ›

Unlike other skincare products like vitamin C serums and some retinoids, you do not need to refrigerate hyaluronic acid to extend its shelf life.

Is it better to use hyaluronic acid with retinol or vitamin C? ›

In the morning, after applying your vitamin C serum, follow it with a layer of hydrating hyaluronic acid. In your nightly routine, apply hyaluronic acid serum before retinol, as it can increase its effectiveness while also helping to lock moisture in for maximum hydration.

How long should I wait between vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid? ›

Goldenberg's go-to recommendation for timing between serums and moisturizers is about one minute. This wait has the same reasoning: Sixty seconds — give or take — gives each product a moment to delve into your pores.

How often should I use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serum? ›

Use hyaluronic acid in the evening.

"Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and its effects last for over 24 hours. You'll only need to apply it once daily, usually in the morning," notes Rodney, as the antioxidant can add an extra layer of protection in tandem with your sunscreen2 .

Can I use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid together? ›

Not only can you use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid together, but when you do, they can help create a more effective skincare routine. Each one has skincare benefits, some of which we mentioned, but when combined, they can form a more potent formula that offers increased results.

How long should you let hyaluronic acid absorb? ›

Hyaluronic Acid

To prevent this, one must apply Hyaluronic acid-based products on damp skin and wait for a minute for the product to settle later. Sublime's verdict: Hyaluronic acid-based products to be applied on damp skin and let it absorb for a minute before layering.


1. Best & worst HYALURONIC ACID SERUMS / For your ANTI-AGING routine #skincareroutine #antiaging
(Stark Official)
2. 15 Best Hyaluronic-Acid Serums for Supple, Hydrated Skin
(Fashion Today News)
3. Top 10 Best Serums 2022 | kbeauty
(Soo Beauty 수뷰티 )
(Sincerely Miss Ash)
5. You’re Using Hyaluronic Acid Wrong #shorts
(Dr Dray)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Kieth Sipes

Last Updated: 12/29/2022

Views: 5855

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (47 voted)

Reviews: 86% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Kieth Sipes

Birthday: 2001-04-14

Address: Suite 492 62479 Champlin Loop, South Catrice, MS 57271

Phone: +9663362133320

Job: District Sales Analyst

Hobby: Digital arts, Dance, Ghost hunting, Worldbuilding, Kayaking, Table tennis, 3D printing

Introduction: My name is Kieth Sipes, I am a zany, rich, courageous, powerful, faithful, jolly, excited person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.