Let The River Run...

…… It’s the title of the classic Carly Simon song.  The song won Carly a Golden Globe for the 1988 movie Working Girl.  It’s one of my favorite, cult classic movies of all time!  So it’s no surprise that when I was thinking of writing an article about hyaluronic acid (HA) the first song title that popped into my head was Let The River Run!  It’s one of the reasons I love HA so much!  It’s ability to bring a river of hydration to thirsty skin! 

Hyaluronic acid is a product that our body naturally produces to give us plump, hydrated skin. We love HA because it can hold 1000X its weight in water! However, as we age the rate of production of HA in our body decreases – BOO!!!!  This loss of HA dehydrates the skin, which can lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

Here in 2018 we’re so lucky!  Back in 1988 Melanie Griffith, Joan Cusack and Sigourney Weaver (the stars of Working Girl – PS, you have to see this movie, these three are – LEGIT -  at their best in these roles!).  Sorry, I drifted; these 3 ladies had very few options for fighting back against the loss of Hyaluronic Acid in their skin.  There were only a few high-end moisturizers that contained HA. 

But today, the market is – flooded (forgive the water reference) with hyaluronic acid products. The scientific advances in the skincare industry over the past 30 years have allowed brands to create sophisticated variations of HA with better delivery systems and absorption rates, making the products so much more beneficial to the skin than the products in 1988. 

6 Skin Plumping Hyaluronic Acid Serums

Here’s a half dozen amazing serums that will give your skin the flood of hydration.  Many of these serums are so sophisticated that they bring with them an army of ingredients that do so much more than just hydrate.  You can choose from Vitamin C, Human Stem Cells, derivatives of marine plankton and so much more.  Trust these serums will give your skin the hydration it needs to look vibrant and radiant! 


Skintrinity Serum by dmSkincare

dmSkincare wanted to give Lipgloss + Aftershave a pre-launch exclusive test of this new product!

The ultimate multi-tasking, powerhouse anti-aging serum with everything you need to stimulate collagen formation and slow the aging process. This serum contains FIVE epidermal growth factors that work together with two peptides to rebuild the skin.  Hyaluronic acid rounds out this amazing serum, providing long-term moisture and skin plumping.  The new Skintrinity Serum by dmSkincare truly is a winner!


Re-Cu-perate Serum by KERACELL from BELLASCIENCES

Re-Cu-perate is an intensive formula that is specially formulated with MHCsc technology and hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, which are known for the skin recovery process. Ideal for Pre and Post treatment of chemical peels, laser therapy, micro needling, and can assist in the recovery of most skin conditions, including burns, stretch marks. Helps to reduce inflammation and scar formation.


Pure Hyaluronic Acid - Saian Skincare 

This pure formula contains only water, hyaluronic acid and 2 non-paraben preservatives – ethylhexylglycerin and phenoxyethanol. It is topical wrinkle filler, as well as the strongest non-comedogenic hydrator available on the market.


Vitamin C Reversal Serum by Circadia

This age defying essential product contains the most stable and active form of Vitamin C to increase the firm look of skin and neutralize free radicals. This serum also contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 to hydrate and smooth


PhotoSerum by LightStim

LightStim PhotoSerum contains Hyaluronic Acid, which provides high moisture retention restoring suppleness and encouraging a healthy glow.  In addition to collagen building and hydrating ingredients, LightStim PhotoSerum contains a highly specialized ingredient called photosomes. Photosomes (derived from marine plankton) are activated by visible light. When used with LightStim, this ingredient not only helps protect, but is shown to accelerate the natural repair process from UV induced DNA damage leaving skin that’s plump, glowing, and younger. 


Hydrate by Tu'el Skincare 

This formula is blended with professional-grade Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, a superior hydrator that penetrates deep into your skin to support collagen and elastin production where wrinkles form. Able to maintain 5000 times its weight in water, its hydrating properties leave skin smoother, more supple and youthful. Make this must-have beauty basic your daily ritual.

So as the harsh winter winds of January start to suck the moisture out of your skin, you can be confident that your skin will look dewy and plump if you choose any of these amazing serums.  If you’re looking for a boost of Vitamin C or maybe a little help repairing a procedure there is something on this list for everyone.  We’d love to hear your thoughts!  As always – share your selfies with us – tag @lipgloss_aftershave on Instagram. 

Thank you to dmSkincare, Bella Sciences, Saian Skincare, Circadia, LightStim and Tu'el for sponsoring this post.