Science Says: Use This Ingredient For Youthful Skin

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: When it comes to skincare, hydration is key. And we’re not just talking about your mama’s old-school cold cream. Trade in your outdated topical treatments for science-backed versions containing hyaluronic acid. What is hyaluronic acid and why are our trusted estheticians so gung-ho? We have answers.

Naturally found in the body, and when applied to the dermis, this thirst-quenching element creates fullness and locks in moisture (this is key as we age and lose elasticity). With product options in the forms of creams, serums, masks, cover-ups—you’ve got this “fountain of youth” thing down pat. Send hydration levels into overdrive with these clinically tested medicine cabinet requisites.

Moisturizing Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Face Mask, $15

Improve skin texture at home in ten minutes flat with this hyaluronic drenched full-face mask.

Skin Savior

NuFACE LIFTER Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $84

Repair acne scars and prevent sagging skin with this double duty serum that layers well with your other products.

Radiance-Boosting

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner, $48

At the end of a long day, soothe your skin post-cleanse with this potent black tea toner.

Perfect Base

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, $55

Cover up and firm up all at once with this skin perfecting foundation guaranteed to leave a luminous finish.

Lip Enhancer

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper, $33

Apply the plumping benefits of this magic ingredient to your lips too for a pretty pout every time.