Why You Need Hyaluronic Acid In Your Skincare Routine


Why You Need Hyaluronic Acid In Your Skincare Routine

By Khanak Mehta 


There are days when your skin feels particularly parched, no matter how many face mists you spritz on. It’s dull, dry, and needs that much-needed boost of hydration to revive it. Enter: hyaluronic acid. The powerful skincare superhero can bind up to a thousand times its weight in water. This essentially means that it’s a humectant that can hold moisture on your skin’s surface, and add it back into your skin, too. Now that’s a skincare multi-tasker we’re sure you’ll love. 



Pick it for: Intensely hydrating properties 

Tackles: Dullness, dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles 

Perfect pairings: Vitamin C, vitamin B5, glycolic acid 

Suitable for: All skin types 

Beauty bonus: It improves your skin barrier and protects it from free radical damage 



With benefits like these, it’s no surprise that this ingredient is loved by dermatologists and skincare addicts alike. “Hyaluronic acid is a must-have, regardless of your skin type,” says Clinique Derm Pro Dr. Michelle Henry, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. “It plumps up your skin with hydration and makes fine lines and wrinkles appear less obvious,” she adds. 

If you’re on a serious mission to restore your skin barrier and replenish your skin health, pick a product that delivers on its promise. We love Clinique’s Moisture Surge range, which features hyaluronic acid as its star ingredient along with high-performance, dermatologist-developed formulas that keep it simple yet impactful.  




Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 


What made us click: This gel formula does double duty, featuring two different types of hyaluronic acid along with aloe bio-ferment, an exclusive ingredient that helps your skin absorb and retain moisture for longer. They penetrate over ten layers deep into your skin and give it long-lasting hydration - yes, we’re talking 100 hours here. 


Clinique Moisture Surge Intense 72H Lipid-Replenishing Hydrator 

What made us click: This rich cream-gel formula is so intensely hydrating that it can even help your skin withstand sub-zero temperatures and Arctic storms. We’re not kidding – Clinique tested this formula out in the Siberian winter and 96% of users said that their skin felt deeply nourished. This one’s an instant ‘add to cart’! 


Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate 

What made us click: Using Auto-Replenishing Lipid-Sphere Technology (which combines water-binding ingredients with encapsulated antioxidants) this watery-gel formula delivers 96 hours of non-stop hydration. The best part? It helps the skin under your eyes replenish its own moisture, which helps prevent moisture loss, too.