Ingredient Illuminated: Hyaluronic Acid

2 min read

Together with raspberry seed oil (learn more here), hyaluronic acid serum has gained popularity within the skincare community due to its superb moisturising properties. But, with the popularity of this product, finding a high-performing acid with clean ingredients can sometimes be difficult.  

Why should I use hyaluronic acid? 

Hyaluronic acid is a large molecule naturally produced by your body that retains water, this helps hydrate the outer layers of skin, improving the skin’s appearance. When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid will work deep under the skin's surface to boost your elastin and hydration - making you glow effortlessly. 

How to find the best hyaluronic acid 

1. Understand the molecular form 

This may sound rather scientific, but knowing the science behind your skincare makes purchasing the perfect product so much easier. That’s why we explain the science behind every product we create  - learn more here.  

To put it simply, the best hyaluronic acid has a balanced mix of low, medium and high weight molecules. 

  • Low weight molecules work deep in the skin and address skin elasticity and health. 
  • Medium weight molecules help to retain moisture just below the skin's barrier. 
  • High weight molecules stay on the skin's surface, making the skin look plump and hydrated for a short amount of time. 

Investing in hyaluronic acid that has all three molecular forms means that the look of a well moisturised and plump face is not only happening at a surface level but below the skin barrier too - preventing further dehydration and fine lines. 

At KELSEY we use a particular grade of hyaluronic acid that contains a wide range of molecular weights. Instead of only focusing on high or low weights like some other brands, our concentrates provide a full spectrum - resulting in much higher efficiency than single weight products. 

A mix of molecular weights also mimics what our body naturally produces, offering a short term lifting effect, wrinkle reduction and a long term boost in elasticity. 

Open skin concentrates with droppers and product showing

2. Find a combination that suits your skin type

For most people, using a hyaluronic acid that is paired with other hero ingredients will improve their skin health and appearance dramatically. At KELSEY, we suggest steering away from hyaluronic acid that is paired only with water and highly recommended the star combination that is sodium hyaluronate. 

Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid. This means that this incredible ingredient is low weight with an even smaller molecular structure than hyaluronic acid. This small structure allows the sodium hyaluronate to deeply penetrate the skin and deliver long-lasting and effective results on all skin types!

Combining sodium hyaluronate with some of our skin concentrates has made our signature ingredients even more powerful. If you’re wanting a brighter complexion or feel like your skin needs more protection, our THREE MOONS and MORN TO EVE concentrates would be a perfect choice. Apply to your skin just like your favourite serum, and see the results for yourself.