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Everything You Need to Know About Using Hyaluronic Acid for Skincare

A beginner's guide to using the ingredient you see everywhere right now, as told to us by a celebrity dermatologist, and a list of the right products to buy. 

As far as beauty ingredients go, Hyaluronic acid is the latest belle of the skincare ball. The key to instantly plumping fine lines and making your skin look glowy, you can find hyaluronic acid in everything—from serums to moisturisers to sheet masks, and even injectables. But what exactly is hyaluronic acid, and what’s the best way to incorporate it in you skin care regimen? To answer your burning questions about the ingredient everyone is talking about, we spoke to celebrity dermatologist Dr Jaishree Sharad, who gave us the lowdown on everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid, including the right way to include it in your skincare routine. Here’s what we found out. 

What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid? .

Hyaluronic Acid is a very important molecule which is present in the dermis, in the skin. It is a polysaccharide glycosaminoglycan, which in plain-speak is a carbohydrate that builds moisture in the skin.This particular ingredient has the unique capacity to bind and retain water molecules and hydrate the skin. It actually has the capacity to store 1000 times its weight of water! So, it maintains the skin’s resilience and it gives a nice smooth texture to the skin. It’s great for any age group and it’s also good for all skin types. It doesn’t clog the pores and it’s not comedogenic.

How does it make your skin glow? 

When your  skin is hydrated and light falls on it, it reflects in a way that makes the skin looks a lot more radiant. 

What are it's anti-ageing benefits? 

Hyaluronic acid also has the property to stimulate collagen and elastin fibres, so it’s a very good anti ageing ingredient. You can start using it at any age to prevent skin ageing. 

How can you use hyaluronic acid? 

Hyaluronic acid is available in serums and in creams. It is also available as skin booster injections ie. Tiny droplets that we give into the entire skin. The fillers that we inject are also made up of hyaluronic acid. 

Can you recommend some products containing hyaluronic acid? 



1. Skinceuticals H.A. intensifier serum.


2. CGG hyaluronic acid range of products.


3. Olay hydrating gel cream moisturiser.


4. Hyalugel over the counter preparation, available at chemists.