We all know consuming enough water is imperative for our health but when it comes to skin health, hydration is just part of the equation. If you seek glowing skin that looks plump and full, you most certainly need to make sure you’re drinking enough. Dehydration can cause the skin to look sallow, dull and, you guessed it, dry. But if you’re ticking the hydration factor but still not getting that rosy glow, you may be suffering from dry skin rather than dehydrated skin. The former really has nothing to do with your hydration levels but your skin type. If you suffer from dry skin and want an injection of moisture and hydration then meet Hyaluronic Acid. Your skin’s new BFF.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Despite the name, this hydration wonder isn’t the kind of acid you might think it is. When we think of acids we tend to picture skin peels and enzymes that eat away at dead skin cells but this acid is very different. Hyaluronic Acid is actually found in our skin and it’s responsible for maintaining the moisture balance in our skin. But thanks to environmental aggressors such as pollution and sun exposure to name just a few, the levels naturally found in our skin tend to get disrupted. 

What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
With environmental aggressors, what tends to follow is dull skin, fine lines and even increased sensitivity. Using topical products containing Hyaluronic Acid helps to rebalance the skin’s moisture levels and maintain hydration if used regularly. Thus resulting in a much more radiant complexion and even texture that sits much better under makeup and actually helps your skin get the most out of the other products in your skincare regime. 

Below are five of our go-to Hyaluronic Acid products that add a surge of hydration to the skin and take the term “dewy” to a whole new level.


Balance Me Hyaluronic Serum

Balance Me

Tri-Molecular Hyaluronic Serum, £30

Best for:

Soothing inflammation and sensitivity


REN Clean Skincare

Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion, £36

Best for:

Fast-acting hydration remedy


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Drunk Elephant

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, £40

Best for: 

City skin fighting environmental aggressors



Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum, £35

Best for:

Maintaining the post-summer glow


La Roche-Posay

Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £38

Best for:

Tackling the first signs of ageing