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February 29, 2024

What is Hyaluronic Acid and What Can It Do For Me?

2 mins read By Chloe De Lullington

Hyaluronic serum is the new beauty product on the block, but what is the hyaluronic acid used in the serum and what does it do? Let us help you upgrade your beauty routine by walking you through exactly what hyaluronic acid is and what it can do for your skin.

Between bakuchiol, vitamin c, and hyaluronic acid, there are tons of different skin care products out there, so we know it can get confusing choosing the best one for you. To help you out, we’re going to take a look at one of these popular serums today – hyaluronic acid! 

So, if you’ve ever found yourself on the serums and creams aisle of the beauty store, scratching your head with no clue where to start, we’ve got you covered. Let’s explore what hyaluronic acid is, how to apply hyaluronic acid, and what hyaluronic acid does, below.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Before we learn how to use hyaluronic serums properly, let’s first get into what hyaluronic acid itself is.

Now, it may be a bit misleading, but even though it has acid in the name, hyaluronic acid is actually a powerfully hydrating serum. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our skin, bones, and joints, helping them all stay lubricated, and preventing any pain from bones grinding against each other. 

Hyaluronic acid is great at retaining moisture as well. In fact, just 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can hold an incredible 6 litres of water - just imagine what that can do for your skin when in its cosmetic serum form or added to your moisturiser.

Graphic showing how one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six litres of water

In fact, let us tell you exactly what hyaluronic acid can do for your skin. Hyaluronic acid helps retain your skin's hydration and elasticity, and this can work wonders in helping to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles that might start to show as ourselves and our skin age.

How do I use hyaluronic acid?

So, now we’ve answered the burning question of what hyaluronic acid is, it’s time to look at how to use hyaluronic acid to get the best results. 

You can find hyaluronic acid in moisturisers, serums, and creams, added in to help the skin absorb all the benefits from skin care products. In fact, we added this lovely ingredient into our own collagen boosting serum for that very reason! 

Hyaluronic acid can be used as a supplement as well, and many people ask us why we don’t include hyaluronic acid in our daily collagen sachets. The answer is this: we like to keep things simple. 

And our daily collagen sachets are just that – nice and simple – with the main ingredients being hydrolysed collagen and vitamin c. Just as hyaluronic acid helps you get the most from your beauty regime, vitamin c helps you fully feel the benefits of collagen, but more on collagen and hyaluronic acid later.

Graphic showing how Absolute Collagen and Maxerum work well together

However, hyaluronic acid in a concentrated serum is one of the most popular ways to use the product, and while the results are the same, the application is a little different. So, let’s look at how to apply hyaluronic acid to get the best results.

How do I apply hyaluronic acid?

It can be daunting using a new skin care product, especially if you have sensitive skin. But there’s no need to worry! Hyaluronic acid is quite safe and easy to apply as well. 

To apply a hyaluronic serum, you should first cleanse your skin. Once your skin is cleansed, pat the recommended amount (typically a couple drops) into the skin while the skin is still wet. Make sure to apply your moisturiser straight after the hyaluronic acid to get the best from your hyaluronic acid serum. 

If you’re looking to save time on your skin care routine, simply pick up a hyaluronic acid moisturiser. 

If you’re on the go and traveling a lot, why not pick up a hyaluronic acid moisturiser? This means you get all the plumping and softening benefits and save some space in your toiletries bag too!

When should you use hyaluronic acid?

Some popular serums carry risks of irritation, skin redness, and even dryness – the exact opposite of what we’re after! But hyaluronic serum is safe for everyone.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, hyaluronic acid can be used every day and by people of any age. Simply apply it to your skin just before moisturising and right after cleaning, once in the morning and again at night. 

The gentle hydration of hyaluronic serum means that, unlike many other acids which can strip the skin of moisture, it actually works to prevent dehydrated skin. It’s also good for people with oily skin, as it hydrates without increasing the skins oil levels. 

However, as with any new skin care product, it’s best to do a quick patch test before introducing to your skin care routine. Simply pop a small amount behind your ear, wait 24 hours, and if there is no burning, itching, dryness, or redness then you’re good to go!

So, what about collagen?

Well, it wouldn’t be an Absolute Collagen blog if we didn’t talk about what collagen has to do with all of this, would it? 

We mentioned before that we add hyaluronic acid to our collagen boosting serum to help you get the most benefits. But what we didn’t talk about is how taking collagen supplements alongside using hyaluronic serum can help your skin!

A massive benefit of hyaluronic acid is its moisturising capabilities that help improve the feel of skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Now, this is all well and good, but did you know collagen can do the same? 

In fact, 100% of users in our clinical trial reported an improvement to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a 12-week trial, and 69% of users reported improvements to skin elasticity as well!

So, to really perfect your beauty regime, why not take a daily collagen sachet as part of your skin care routine? Check out what our other Absoluters have to say about our sachets to see how they could benefit you too!


Now you know all there is to know about hyaluronic serums, hyaluronic acid moisturisers, and how what hyaluronic acid can do for your skin, but the skin care journey doesn’t stop there. To discover more skin care tips like how collagen can help sagging skin or how to deal with stressed skin, head over the Absolute Collagen blog


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