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The One Thing You Need for Dewy, Youthful Skin

Lauren Caruso is the Site Director at STYLECASTER.

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The Best Hylauronic Acid Products

#1/10:

The Best Hylauronic Acid Products

Dryness, flaking, foundation settling into fine lines: You might be thinking your skin needs an entire overhaul now that winter’s fully arrived, but it’s way, way simpler than that. In fact, your skin needs but one ingredient to look plumper on the fly—and it’s pretty affordable: hyaluronic acid.

“Hyaluronic acid is a potent humectant so by pulling in hydration you can get a plumping effect,” dermatologist Heidi Waldorf tells us.  “That way the skin looks better temporarily,” The tiny molecule, which appears in everything from serums to moisturizers, can hold up 1000-times its weight in water, leaving your complexion looking bouncy and well-hydrated almost instantly.

“Plus, skin that’s well-moisturized tends to not only look better but it feels better and functions better—cells turnover better and it is more flexible and less likely to be irritated by the environment or irritants,” explains Dr. Waldorf.

Now that we’ve broken it down for you, it’s time to get shopping: Ahead, nine products packed with hyaluronic acid that’ll transform your skin this winter.

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L'ORÉAL Revitalift Triple Power Concentrated Serum Treatment

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L'ORÉAL Revitalift Triple Power Concentrated Serum Treatment

L'ORÉAL Revitalift Triple Power Concentrated Serum Treatment, $24.99; at Ulta

Repair and replenish flaky, winter-ridden skin with this lightweight serum.

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Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti Wrinkle Overnight Cream

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Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti Wrinkle Overnight Cream

Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Overnight Cream, $72; at Juice Beauty

Shea butter, squalene, and—you guessed it—hyaluronic acid combine to plump and moisturize even the most tired complexions.

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

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Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, $18; at Bluemercury

This aloe vera-based moisturizer relies of hyaluronic acid to wake up tired, dry eyes.

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Indie Lee Squalene Facial Cream

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Indie Lee Squalene Facial Cream

Indie Lee Squalene Facial Cream, $70; at Le Vert Beauty

Hyaluronic acid combines with plant-derived squalene oil and glycerin for triple the moisture.

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Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer

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Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer

Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer, $105; at Credo Beauty

This lightweight moisturizer uses two hydrating powerhouses to plump and balance the skin: hyaluronic acid and honey. 

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Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $69; at Pestle & Mortar

This pure hyaluronic acid serum feels a little sticky, but sinks in quickly, leaving skin dewy and youthful.

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La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche Rehydrating Moisturi

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La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche Rehydrating Moisturi

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche Rehydrating Moisturizer, $35.99; at Target

This non-greasy moisturizer is lightweight but heavy-duty: Use it alone in the summer; layer it on like a serum in the winter.

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Supers PDP Bounce 02 Compressor

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Supers PDP Bounce 02 Compressor

Glossier Super Bounce, $28; at Glossier

It’s all in the name: This silky (but not silicone-y) serum from cult brand Glossier delivers instantly softer, dewier skin. Use it within seconds of getting out of the shower to replenish your moisture barrier on-the-fly.

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