One of the most common questions we get is; When should Hyaluronic Acid Serum be applied?
Today, we answer that question as quickly as we can (for our TLDR crowd), but we also go a little deeper on the topic for all your skincare enthusiasts.
When Should Hyaluronic Acid Serum Be Applied?
Hyaluronic Acid Serum should be applied topically, morning and night AND immediately after a skin needling or derma roller session.
Using a high-quality product like Advanced Tri-Hyaluronic Acid Serum will ensure you get even more absorption and bang for your buck.
How Can You Tell What a 'Good' Hyaluronic Acid Serum Is?
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular skincare ingredients in modern times, but not all brands are equal.
You should look for a serum that has a combination of molecule weights.
Molecule weights refer to the size of the molecule and dictate how much of the serum will actually be absorbed by the skin.
We often lose up to 40% of skincare serums from failed absorption. Think about that next time you spend your hard-earned dollars on a new serum; you may be wasting half of it.
The Advanced Tri-Hylauronic Acid Serum contains 3 molecular weights.
The Ultra-Low Weight Hyaluronic Acid (L-MW) will be absorbed through the skin and moisturize from within.
The Ultra-High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (H-MW) will moisturize from the outside.
The Mid-Weight Hyaluronic Acid (M-HW) will have features and benefits of both.
Combine this with a derma roller, and you get even better absorption that can rival expensive clinical treatments like Bio-Remodelling.
Can You Use a Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Other Serums?
Yes, you can use hyaluronic acid products with other serums; we even recommend it.
Apply hyaluronic acid serum with a high-grade vitamin C like the Professional Vitamin C Serum, and your skincare routine will be taken to a new level.
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid Serum Correctly
When you use hyaluronic acid products (sodium hyaluronate), you should apply it to damp skin.
If you use hyaluronic acid with damp skin, the water molecules will be sorbed into the skin, and the end result will be a high level of hydrated skin.
Applying Hyaluronic Acid To Dry Skin
Some people choose to use hyaluronic acid with dry skin, but we don't recommend this.
If you use it with wet skin, your skin will pull in the water, and you'll end up with a much better result.
Using Hyaluronic Acid With or Without Moisturiser
Hyaluronic acid works differently from a basic moisturizer which means they can be combined together for an even better result.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, so by using a high-quality serum, we add to this at the deeper layers of the skin, which helps slow skin aging.
Moisturiser is made to moisturise the outer layer of the skin.
So the best thing to do is apply your hyaluronic acid with wet hands, wait a few minutes and then apply your moisturiser to lock in the hydration at both levels fully.
Using a hyaluronic acid moisturizer is also another great option.
Are There Any Side Effects to Using Hyaluronic Acid?
Incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine comes with almost no risk.
It is well tolerated by almost everyone (even oily skin or sensitive skin types), and allergic reactions are almost a non-occurrence.
With that said, there are risks with any product you put on the skin's surface, so it's always best to do a patch test first to make sure your skin doesn't have any bad reactions.
Another thing to note is because of hyaluronic acids' incredible water retention properties; it can actually dry your skin out if you don't use a moisturiser after application.
Moisture can be pulled in each direction, so make sure you lock it in with a moisturiser if you're experiencing dry skin.
The anti-aging properties of hyaluronic acid molecules ensure you retain moisture (moisturized skin), improve skin texture and smooth wrinkles.
Whether you have normal skin, combination skin or a skin type no one has ever heard of before, hyaluronic acid serums (HA serum) with ensure glowing skin and plump skin while keeping the skin moist.
Hydrating skin with hyaluronic acid treatments has never been so easy!