Hyaluronic acid is a product that should be in everyone’s arsenal, regardless of skin type. I’ve tried several, including The Ordinary and Drunk Elephant B-Hydra, but CeraVe beats them all. Before we get into why I think CeraVe is the best, it’s helpful to know exactly what this hyaluronic acid is.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid isn’t actually an acid at all. Its a sugar that is naturally found in almost every tissue in your body. It can hold 1000 times its weight in moisture, and keeps skin hydrated and supple. As we age, though, we produce less and less, leading to dry skin.
Who is CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum For?
This serum is for all skin types. A common misconception is that oily skin doesn’t need hyaluronic acid, or any moisturizer. This isn’t true. One of the reasons skin becomes oily is because it’s trying to combat dryness, so it overproduces oil. Oily skin should avoid oil, not hydration.
Dry, combination, and normal skin will also find new life with this serum! It contains 3 essential ceramides and vitamin B5, in addition to hyaluronic acid. The result? Smooth, plump, hydrated skin.
My Review of CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Serum
I’m not sure why CeraVe calls this a serum, because it’s actually more of a cream. The consistency is smooth, creamy, and light, and absorbs quickly. Immediately after my first use, I didn’t notice a difference. But the next morning, my skin was noticeably softer, and very hydrated! This product actually moisturizes my skin and KEEPS it hydrated.
One of the benefits of this “serum” is that it can be used alone, or with a moisturizer. For regular hyaluronic acid, you have to apply it on damp skin and follow up with a moisturizer. So if you are short on time or don’t like having to use a billion skincare products, then this is for you! I usually follow this with a thick moisturizer, but the few times I didn’t, my skin was still comfortably and visibly hydrated all day!
LoLinda’s Rating: (5 / 5)
Perfect score! I 100% recommend this hyaluronic acid serum. It’s gentle, affordable and effective!