- Best Foundations with Hyaluronic Acid
- What is Hyaluronic Acid?
- Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid to the Human Skin
- How to Mix Hyaluronic Acid with Foundation
Hyaluronic acid plays a major hydration role in many makeup products. I am surprised to know that not many people know of its benefits! In this post, I will provide some information on hyaluronic acid and reveal the best foundations with hyaluronic acid that I have used.
Best Foundations with Hyaluronic Acid
The L’Oreal Visible List Repair Absolute Foundation is one of the best drugstore foundations with hyaluronic acid. This foundation is lightweight and has a luminous effect which gives the skin a perfect and flawless look. It also contains some wonderful ingredients which aid in making the skin look ever young by eliminating aging effects.
It contains hyaluronic acid which is a great ingredient for the skin. The product also contains Pro-Retinol (vitamin A), Pro-Xylane, Pro-Lastyl, and Vitamin C, which aids in the reduction of aging lines and wrinkles. The effects of using this product are usually seen within one week of its usage.
The Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation is one of the best foundations with hyaluronic acid for dry skin. This foundation contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. The hyaluronic acid is added to enable the foundation to hold approximately 40 times its weight in water, while Vitamin C can reverse the UV damage, suppress melanin formation and protect the human skin.
Hyaluronic acid can also help to eliminate inflammation, remove fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores and smoothen the skin. Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals contain Coenzyme Q10 which helps in preventing aging signs.
The Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint is one of the best foundations with hyaluronic acid for anti-aging. It’s a perfect foundation for the reduction of aging lines because it’s formulated with Hourglass’ Hyaluronan Copmlex which helps to plump fine lines / wrinkles and tightens skin. Regular usage provides you with a more youthful, smooth and glowy complexion.
It contains sun protection SPF 15 which works well to protect mature skin from sun damage. It has a whipped creamy texture that provides a medium-to-full coverage.
This foundation is also great for relieving dryness. It is fortified with an advanced form of hyaluronic acid which aids in the elimination of deep wrinkles during the day and provides an ultra-vibrant glow for the skin.
BTW, I’ve written a detailed guide on the best foundations for mature skin if you want to find out more.
The RMK Gel Creamy Foundation is one of the best foundations with hyaluronic acid and SPF. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and has sun protection SPF 24. It contains a micro-mist powder that helps to control oil and shine throughout the day. It also contains anti-oxidizing Saliva Extract so that the color does not change.
This foundation provides a dewy finish. Its creamy texture makes it very easy to apply.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint is another great hydrating foundation formulated with Hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid helps to quench dry skin and helps return it back to its smooth appearance. This foundation helps to improve the appearance of your skin over time by continuously moisturizing and plumping your skin. This effect can last as long as 24 hours.
The formula is lightweight, oil-free, non-comedogenic and won’t settle into fine lines. It provides light coverage that is buildable to medium coverage. There are 10 shades to choose from.
The Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation is one of the best foundations with hyaluronic acid for sensitive skin. It contains Chinese Wu-Zhu-Yu extract which is a great skin soothing agent that helps to minimize irritations and redness. It also contains Vitamins A, C & E, which is a great antioxidant blend that helps to fight against the body’s free radicals.
Physicians Formula is known for products that are hypoallergenic and free from hash ingredients and this one is no exception.
This is foundation lightweight, build-able, blend-able and long-wearing. It’s a medium to full coverage foundation with a satin finish. It has sun protection SPF 20 to help protect sensitive skin from sun damage.
BTW, I’ve written a post on the best foundations for sensitive skin. Check it out if you want to find out more.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Foundation Stick is one of the best foundations with hyaluronic acid for oily skin. This foundation stick is oil-free and non-comedogenic. It keeps your skin hydrated without adding any extra oil and helps to control oil production on your skin.
The stick form makes this foundation work great for contouring and concealing as well. It’s a medium to full buildable foundation with a natural finish.
This foundation feels weightless and is easy to blend. It doesn’t settle into fine lines.
BTW, I’ve written a post on the best oil-free foundations if you’re interested to find more oil-free foundations.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid, also known and called hyaluronan, is an anionic and gel-like molecule present in all joints, nerves and connecting tissues of all mammals. It acts as a hydrating agent on the skin, hair, and eyes of mammals. The human body contains approximately 15 grams of Hyaluronic Acid which is found in almost all parts of the body. According to scientific research, there are numerous functions associated with Hyaluronic Acid some of which are its assistance in the improvement of skin hydration, its assistance in the production of skin collagen, its ability to work as an antioxidant, its ability to maintain skin elasticity, its ability to act as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity and lots more.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid to the Human Skin
There are lots of health benefits associated with hyaluronic acid. Research has it that it is a molecule that is partly made up of sugars, which naturally moisturizes the skin and aids in the proper functioning of the human body. One of the great health benefits of this acid lies in its ability to retain high quantities of moisture as compared to other natural or artificial polymer. Research has it that a gram of the hyaluronic acid can hold around six liters of water.
Hyaluronic acid also aids in repairing skin which has been damaged from sunburn, acne, rosacea, and other sources. Its lightweight texture does not act as a barrier for oily and sensitive skin.
Hyaluronic acid also acts as an anti-oxidizing agent as it provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage. It aids in the reduction of inflammation. It improves skin moisture and strengthens the various skin layers thereby making the skin look softer, smoother and plumper.
How to Mix Hyaluronic Acid with Foundation
One of my favorite hyaluronic acid serums is the Cosmetica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Here’s how to mix hyaluronic acid with foundation:
- Using a small makeup jar, add some liquid foundation into the jar.
- Add a few drops of hyalornic acid to the jar.Do not add too much as you want to maintain your foundation’s consistency.
- Mix the foundation and hyaluronic acid together. Use a thin wooden mixing stick here as the stick won’t absorb the product. Scrape off any product on the stick back into the makeup jar.
- Test the result on the back on your hand. If the consistency is not what you desired, add more foundation or hyaluronic acid to correct.
If you find that you need to use more hyaluronic acid, you can apply the serum to your face first and then apply the foundation on top. This is also recommended if you’re working with a powder foundation. It’s better to apply the serum on your face first and then apply the powder foundation on top. Adding serum and to your powder will clump it up which will mess up your coverage.