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You may have heard of hyaluronic acid and how it’s one of the most trending ingredients in skin care for hydrating skin. And how another top ingredient, vitamin C, helps brighten your skin. But put hyaluronic acid with vitamin C together and you have something even more remarkable.
Hyaluronic acid works by binding water molecules together in a cluster to retain moisture. Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, but we all know the body produces less collagen with age, which in turn affects the synthesis of hyaluronic acid. As both collagen and hyaluronic acid levels decline, wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear, most evident on the face and neck. However, you can harness the power of hyaluronic acid products by applying them topically to the skin for anti-aging benefits.
Additionally, you can pair it with Vitamin C—another excellent ingredient in facial products. It helps the skin retain moisture and keeps it safe from environmental stressors for the ultimate beauty boost.
Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C
When used individually, both hyaluronic acid and vitamin C have incredible benefits for the skin Hyaluronic acid benefits the skin by:
- Increasing moisture on the skin
- Diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps tighten and firm the look of your skin
- Helps rejuvenate skin
Since the skin loses moisture with age, it’s best to start early and use hyaluronic acid to prevent your skin from drying and showing the premature appearance of fine lines.
When you apply vitamin C, the best-studied antioxidant that we have for topical use, you’ll experience the following skin benefits:
- Protecting the skin from environmental stressors
- Renewing the look of beautiful skin
- Balancing the skin’s natural oils
- Preventing the skin from clogging
- Brightening the appearance of your skin
Combining Hyaluronic Acid With Vitamin C
Hyaluronic with vitamin C together are the best combination for optimal skin care and beauty. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C complement each other perfectly, ensuring your skin remains firm, hydrated and protected against natural stressors.
Combining hyaluronic acid with vitamin C also works great because when excessive vitamin C is used on the skin, the skin can become irritated—resulting in dryness. Hyaluronic acid increases hydration and doesn’t stress the skin, perfectly balancing vitamin C.
Check out this novel facial serum containing L-Ascorbic acid study that shows how this pair increases hydration and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (1).
The Best Way To Use Hyaluronic Acid With Vitamin C
You can use your hyaluronic acid as a serum or any other facial product. If you’re just introducing hyaluronic acid into your skin care routine, we suggest you apply it once a day—either in the morning or evening, especially when using high percentages of pure hyaluronic acid. Over time, as you recognize how your skin responds to the ingredient, you can work your way up to using it twice a day.
If it’s mixed with other ingredients in a serum, you can use it twice a day in the morning and evening (though, we always recommend reading the product instructions for best results). We don’t recommend using it more than twice a day.
If you’re not sure where to look for a high-quality source of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, get yourself a set of our Concentrated Boosting Elixirs, which feature these ingredients in Hydrate and Brighten. These elixirs were formulated to target your skin’s hydration, moisture and glow. They contain highly concentrated active ingredients so that you can personalize and enhance your routine using just one to three drops of each elixir.
We source our ingredients from partners with whom we’ve formed close relationships and who don’t use harmful chemicals or pesticides on their crops. At Annmarie Skin Care, you can rest assured knowing you will get the best, non-toxic facial serums & elixirs with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C for all different skin types, especially those with dry or mature skin.
There aren’t many active ingredients that pair, as well as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, do. They’re a match made in heaven! These two are great ingredients for anti-aging products, not only providing immediate results but also long-lasting effects for an overall smoother, more toned complexion and promoting a healthy looking glow.
Frequently Ask Questions
Does hyaluronic acid have vitamin C?
No, these two are totally separate ingredients, but they can both be present in a formulation such as serums. If you are looking for concentrated doses of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, check out our Concentrated Boosting Elixirs by Annmarie Skin Care. Our elixirs feature these ingredients to boost your skin’s firmness and moisture and can easily be integrated with your pre-existing regimen. Just add one to three drops to your preferred serum or facial oil.
Or if you are looking for other ways to expand your usage of vitamin C, learn how to best incorporate exfoliants like AHAs/BHAs or retinol-alternative and vitamin C together in your daily routine for your healthiest-looking glow.
Can I layer hyaluronic acid with vitamin C?
Yes, you can. Always ensure you apply your vitamin C and hyaluronic acid on clean skin.
Is hyaluronic acid good with vitamin C?
If you mix hyaluronic acid with vitamin C, you will get the best results on your skin, especially if you’re looking for hydration and rejuvenation.
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