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Want A Radiant, Plump Complexion Fast? Use Hyaluronic Acid Skincare

It’s common consensus amongst beauty insiders that the secret to good skin is a well-hydrated complexion. After all, when skin has enough moisture, it looks plumper, is better able to reflect light and protect against external attacks for an overall healthier, more luminuous complexion. And one of the best ways to pump up the moisture levels of your skin is to add a hyaluronic acid to your regime.

The wonder ingredient is actually a molecule that is naturally found in your skin, and it’s loved for its ability to attract and retain moisture. What this means is your complexion will stay hydrated for longer and your skin’s barrier function will be better able to protect against pollution.It also helps to nourish skin’s matrix, improve skin’s firmness, plumpness, and smoothness, as well as boost radiance. However, as we age, skin’s production of hyaluronic acid decreases. A fast and fuss free way of dealing with this is to add hyaluronic acid-infused skincare to your routine.

Here, we share the best ones to get your hands on now.

#1: SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, $159
This has a trio of ingredients to maximise skin’s hydration levels: hyaluronic acid delivers increased hydration to all layers of the skin, proxylane stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid while licorice root and purple rice extracts prevent hyaluronic acid breakdown. #2: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, $122
This night-time serum has hyaluronic acid to create the optimal conditions skin needs to maximise its natural repair processes while also instantly and deeply hydrating and comforting skin, a blend of antioxidants to help to neutralise  environmentally-generated free radicals before they can damage skin’s appearance andencapsulated Alkyl Guanine Transferase to reduce the appearance of visible damage caused by every major environmental assault including ozone, pollution and UV rays.. #3: Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence, $110
Extremely lightweight and refreshing, this contains hyaluronic acid, fruit acids and Haberlea leaf extract to stimulate your skin flora into producing lipids, fatty acids and humectants to boost skin’s moisture retention abilities and strengthen its protective barrier for better skin health. #4: Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum, $185, Escentials
formulated with hyaluronic acid and glycerine, this improves skin moisture; plumps and smooths for a radiant complexion. Lightweight and easily absorbed, it contains hyaluronic acid in its purest form and helps boost the level that is naturally produced in the skin. It is even clinically proven to increase your skin’s moisture levels by up to 20 per cent in just two hours. #5: Kenzoki Moisturising Jelly to Mattify, $73
Perfect for our humid weather, this light gel marries the moisture of a cream, freshness of water and mattifying effect of blotting paper. It has low weight hyaluronic acid to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin while white lotus extract promises to soothe sensitivity, fight free radicals, and strengthen skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. #6: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Intensive Repair Daily Serum, $411
This antioxidant-rich intensive serum improves the appearance of fine lines, lifts sagging skin and protects against damage and visible signs of ageing. It also has hyaluronic acid give that extra boost of hydration to leave skin smooth and radiant. #7: Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion, $79, Escentials
This water-charging hydration booster is designed to work in harmony with skin to prevent the ageing effects of dehydration by enhancing skin’s ability to transfer, lock and retain moisture. Its key ingredients include hyaluronic acid to boost water in cells and plump the skin, peptides to encourage the transportation and circulation of water through all layers of the skin and ceramides to prevent water loss.  #8: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Serum, $88
The face serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is able to hold more water than any other natural substance, acts like a sponge for the complexion to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dehydration, giving the skin a fuller appearance. It also contains nourishing rose flower oil and soothing rosewater, which are extracted from Damask roses. #9: Verso Deep Hydration Mask, $135 for a set of four, Escentials
This moisturising hydrogel facial mask contains patented Artificial Moisturising Factor (AMF) that supports the skin’s ability to retain moisture. The nano particle structure of the AMF has powerful moisture absorption ability and keeps skin hydrated for up to 120 hours. It is also enriched with hyaluronic acid, grapefruit extract and ceramide-3 to leave skin looking soft, smooth and hydrated. #10: Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster, $62
This watery serum has hyaluronic acid, which forms a protective surface film and stimulates keratinocyte synthesis, while Vichy pH Balancing Thermal Water stimulates the synthesis of the proteins responsible for the barrier function’s integrity for a stronger, healthier complexion. Like this? Check out the retinol-infused anti-ageing skincare you need now, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is finally here and we are obsessed and our beauty editor shares what’s in her makeup bag.