Hyaluronic Acid—aka HA or Sodium Hyaluronate—is a naturally occurring substance within our skin that has great moisture-absorbing properties. It even has different ranges of molecular weights (more on that later).
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work In Skin?
Meet the ingredient that helps give skin hydrated bounce. Hyaluronic Acid acts like a sponge to draw moisture to skin; helps replenish its moisture reserves; helps to retain water and keep skin hydrated; and helps visibly plump fine, dry lines. Remember the molecular weights? Here’s what we know: low molecular weight HA triggers skin to produce more of this moisture-binding substance while high molecular weight HA has been shown to help hold water to skin’s surface.
See It In Action
Mega-Mushroom Weightless Moisturizer
This skin-quenching & barrier-boosting formula gives skin the hydration it craves, and then some: think a +128% moisture boost*—and with “moisture magnet” Hyaluronic Acid, a visibly plumper, healthier-looking complexion on-contact.
*Clinical testing on 25 women, immediately & 48 hours after one product application.
* The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is funding emission reduction projects to offset CO2 emissions as a result of deliveries made from our Origins Switzerland fulfillment center to our consumers' delivery addresses (excludes buy online and pickup in store, and same-day delivery). ** With its partners, Origins Green the Planet has planted the equivalent to 20 trees per hour.