6 Of The Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums For Oily Skin

Do you add more moisture to your skincare routine when the cooler seasons start rolling in? I do and I have oily skin so you would think I would try to avoid moisture. What I’ve discovered with my oily skin is that making sure it’s moisturized gives it less reason to produce oil.

One way that I add moisture to my skincare routine in the fall and winter is to start using a hyaluronic acid serum. I started doing this a few years ago and it was a game changer for me and my skin.

using dropper to put the ordinary hyaluronic acid serum on hand.
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What is hyaluronic acid

It’s not really an acid but a powerful humectant that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. So it helps to attract and hold water in the skin which leads to a plumping and hydrating effect in the skin. That can be helpful for your skin whether you have dry or oily skin.

Here are some good hyaluronic serums that you could dry out this winter. Just remember to do a skin patch test first to make sure you’re not allergic.


This is the serum that I use and really like. A little bit goes a long way and it’s really inexpensive. I buy this hyaluronic acid serum from Ulta and can sometimes get it on sale. It can also be found at Sephora and The Ordinary’s website.

It’s not runny but it’s not thick which makes it easy to apply. One tip is to only use a little bit on your skin because if you use too much or your skin is wet vs. damp the serum will start to foam up and not absorb into your skin.

                           I've shared my personal experience with this serum which you can read here.

Other key ingredients: B5

Sizes available: 1.0 oz.




L'Oréal Revitalift 1.5 % Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

L'Oréal Revitalift 1.5 % Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum 

I’ve never used this but have a friend who does. She likes how it makes her skin look and feel.

 
Other key ingredients: Vitamin C

Sizes available: 0.5 oz, 1.0 oz.

This L’Oréal serum can be purchased at Ulta and Walmart.


Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I’ve heard the Good Molecules brand being positioned as an alternative to The Ordinary. Especially as they are close in price. You can find this serum at Ulta.

Other key ingredients: n/a

Sizes available: 1.0 oz. and 2.5 oz.



CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum

CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This serum is less serum like as the consistency is more like a gel.

Other key ingredients: Vitamin B5 and Niacinamide

Sizes available: 1.0 oz.

You can purchase this at Ulta, Walmart, and Target.


La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum

This serum claims to be so good that it says it can be used alone or before moisturizer. I’d have to see if it’s hydrating enough to be used solo.

Other key ingredients: 2 types of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5

Sizes available: 1.0 oz.

This serum can be purchased at Ulta, Target.



Kiehl’s Ultra Pure Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% Serum

Kiehl’s Ultra Pure Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% Serum

This serum claims to be “a concentrated facial serum formulated with just seven ingredients to help your skin bounce back with replenishing moisture and intensive hydration.”

Other key ingredients: n/a

Sizes available: 1.0 oz.

You can find it at Sephora, Kiehl’s website, and Ulta.


How to apply a hyaluronic acid serum

This is an easy serum to apply. It should be applied after washing your face and adding tone. While your clean and toned face is still damp, put some hyaluronic acid serum on your hands and either pat it on or lightly swipe it onto your skin using an upward motion.

Though some of the above serums claim you the serum is hydrating enough, a moisturizer isn’t needed. I like to apply a nice moisturizer soon after to lock in the moisture.


When should a hyaluronic acid serum be used?

It can be used whenever you like during your daytime skin routine or your nighttime routine. In the winter I use it both day and night. In the summer I use it more often at night.

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