HI-TIPS: What is Hyaluronic Acid? 💦

2 comments by Renee Han

Hi Beauties, Probably most of you guys have seen the ingredient called 'Hyaluronic Acid' on K-beauty products. Hyaluronic acid is an extremely popular in K-Beauty and it becomes one of the main ingredients!!

Hyaluronic acid is type of sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It helps to increase hydration in your skin💦, which can keep your skin looking fresh and glow.

When used in skin care products like creams and serums, Hyaluronic acid is best used for hydration. It brings moisture to the surface of your skin. Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to draw and hold water and it continually keeps skin moisturized, feel more hydrated and plump throughout the day.  

Hyaluronic acid can be works well with Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 and Glycol Acid. The only exception would be acids with low pH levels, like glycol acid, because it may degrade the Hyaluronic Acid and make it ineffective.


The importance of Hyaluronic acid would be as we getting older and older, we will lose collagen and hyaluronic acid in our skin, it means this will make our skin becomes dehydrated more. 

When our skin loses it suppleness, it starts to get fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid also gives Anti-aging effect. It diminishes wrinkles, firmer (around the EYE👀 and LIP👄 area!!) and more toned. Using the acid to increase moisture to remove puffiness and soften fine lines on your skin. It quickly absorbs into your skin!! 



MIZON Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 100 

It formulated with 50% Hyaluronic Acid and this ampoule also contains Ceramide which helps strengthen the skin’s barrier and prevent loss of moisture. It also improves skin elasticity with ingredients called Ceramide, Cholesterol etc.

It has thin, almost like a light oil texture and transparent with a little whitish colour. There is no noticeable scent!!. It is suitable for all skin types even for sensitive skin!! It doesn’t contain any artificial colouring, Fragrance or Paraben.

You can apply this ampoule with an appropriate amount onto face after toner and dab until it fully absorbed!


COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule

The formula contains Vitamin B5 which is panthenol and three types of hyaluronic acid to help you to achieve and maintain full moisturized complexion, even during the winter and acts an anti-inflammatory while it retains moisture in the skin. Also, it has Aloe Leaf water which will helps for those with acne by soothing and healing active acne.  This ampoule doesn’t contain Paragons, Sulfates, Phthalates and its CRUELTY FREE! This ampoule is suitable for ALL skin type. 

Apply two or three drops onto the face after toner and avoid eye and mouth area, Spread thoroughly for maximum absorption and dab until it absorbed well!


BENTON Aloe Hyaluron Cream

This product contains aloe ingredients and 7 Hyaluronic acid and it a watery type with no oiliness and stickiness and free of silicones, volatile, artificial fragrance, coloring. Apply a suitable amount to face and use your hands and pat until absorbed. Even with a small amount is sufficient. Use this cream at the last step of skincare.


In general, Hyaluronic acid suitable for ALL SKIN TYPES, but especially for people with DRY SKIN.

By using Hyaluronic Acid, This acid has Hydrating and Anti-aging effects. So if you do have a dehydrated or dry skin and plus worried about wrinkles and fine lines on your face, The Hyaluronic Acid would be a good idea to use as your daily product.



    Hi Cecilia!

    Yes, HA can be used with acids like AHA, BHA, and PHA. They are in fact a great combo because using exfoliant acid can often dry the skin out. HA will charge up the moisture that you need after your exfoliation done by your serum :)

  • Cecilia

    Thanks for your wonderful articles, I have been reading them and learning a lot from them! Do you know if is it safe or effective to use a cream with Hyaluronic Acid as a last step when I used a serum with BHA, AHA and PHA? Thanks!

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