Oily skin types need lightweight products to hydrate the skin, so Hyaluronic Acid is the perfect ingredient for oily skin.
Often referred to in the skincare world as a huge drink of water for your skin, Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold 1000 times its weight in water, giving your skin a huge dose of hydration as soon as it is applied to the skin. This is an ingredient that can be used by all skin types but one that is especially beneficial to those with oily and acne prone skin. Many oily skin types suffer from dehydration which is why skin feels rough in texture and a lot of the time is because oily skin isn’t getting enough hydration to replenish cell renewal.
Let’s take a deeper dive into how Hyaluronic Acid can benefit oily skin, product recommendations and choosing the correct product for oilier skin types.
How does Hyaluronic Acid work for oily skin?
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the skin that helps to bind water and retain moisture. As we age, our natural levels of Hyaluronic Acid levels deplete, so it’s important to ensure we are boosting those levels topically through our skincare products.
A lot of the time oily skin produces excess oil to overcompensate for not getting enough moisture. Oily skin can appear oily, feel rough and look lacklustre in appearance, so including an ingredient such as Hyaluronic Acid in an oily skincare routine, can deeply hydrate skin cells without adding excess oil into the pores.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant which means it draws water into the skin from wherever it can - the environment around you, products you apply on top etc. meaning it leaves oily skin hydrated, firm and protects cells from premature ageing and damage.
Recommended Hyaluronic Acid Products For Oily Skin
We have taken a look at some of the best products containing Hyaluronic Acid that would be suitable for those with oily skin to add to their skincare routine.
Product 1: Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Elixir
A supercharged lightweight and fragrance-free hyaluronic acid that intensely hydrates, plumps fine lines and protects your skin’s barrier - formulated with three molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for instant and long-term results.
Product 2: Ageless Peptide Eye Complex
Our lightweight hydrating eye cream is perfect for those who suffer from oily skin and oily eye lids. Our Peptide Eye Complex contains clinically proven ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes without the formula being too heavy and producing further oil.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for oily skin
Hyaluronic Acid should be a staple in your oily skincare routine and if we haven’t already convinced you, take a look at the incredible benefits below.
The biggest benefit for oily skin types when using Hyaluronic Acid is the hydration it can offer skin. Hyaluronic Acid can also help to regulate sebum production which should keep excess oil and breakouts at bay. This helps minimise visible pores and control oil production in your skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is also great at firming and plumping the skin as it helps to hydrate and plump fine lines and wrinkles. So not only can it hydrate and protect oily skin, it leaves skin looking smoother and plumper with a healthy glow rather than an oily sheen.
Protects the skin barrier
As Hyaluronic Acid is able to deeply hydrate and plump the skin, it means it is able to treat and protect the skin barrier. Oily skin barriers can be easily impaired by using drying products on the skin so when using Hyaluronic Acid alongside these products, you can treat any underlying issues such as acne, blackheads and breakouts whilst keeping the skin barrier healthy and hydrated.
How to Choose a Hyaluronic Product For Oily skin
When choosing a Hyaluronic Acid product for oily skin, it is important to look for light-weight lotions or gel-based products that will hydrate the skin without clogging pores further. Many oily skin products that contain Hyaluronic Acid will be labelled as they are formulated for oily skin types, try and stick to these textures to see the best results.
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