Can Hyaluronic Acid Cause Acne?

Hyaluronic acid is a game-changer in your skincare routine. If you have skincare concerns, and everyone does, you may be wondering if this ingredient will work for you. One of those irritating skincare problems that many people face, at any age, is acne. Those pesky bumps and blemishes may pop up for a variety of reasons but treating them the right way will make a big difference, and of course, you don’t want any of the skincare you are using to make your acne worse.

So, the question is, can hyaluronic acid cause acne? The simple answer is…no, it does not. That’s great news because the benefits of hyaluronic acid for any skin type are simply amazing. You’ll have skin that is plumped up, balanced, and ready to absorb all of the other skincare products that you use in your daily routine. Let’s explore some additional details about hyaluronic acid and learn about several of the Cosmedica Skincare products that contain this little miracle worker.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, or a substance that has the ability to bind moisture to the skin. It’s actually a part of what our skin produces naturally, which is one of the reasons it’s so well tolerated and beneficial for every skin type. According to WebMD, it’s present throughout the body, but is especially helpful in lubricating the joints, eyes, and connective tissue. It helps to keep the body working like a well-oiled machine and is even used to treat joint pain and immflamuation. There are a few different ways you can take hyaluronic acid including oral supplements, on the skin, and there's even injectable hyaluronic acid, known as hyaluronic acid filler

Hyaluronic acid can be found in varying molecular weights. A lower molecular weight is known as sodium hyaluronate and gives longer term hydration and intense moisture. As the molecular weight gets higher, you'll experience the most visible results, but these results will have a much shorter life-span. Read more about why hyaluronic acid weight matters.

As far as the skin goes, hyaluronic acid helps it to retain moisture. It holds about a thousand times its weight in water. Picture a teaspoon of hyaluronic acid being able to maintain about a gallon and a half of water. What that translates to for the skin is making it more nourished, plumped up, and less likely to wrinkle. Hyaluronic acid will help collagen to flourish to slow down the effects of aging on the skin. Fewer fine lines and wrinkles are the result. Plus, using hyaluronic acid can even help wounds and scars heal faster.  

A hyaluronic acid product is one of the most well-tolerated skincare ingredients available on the market today. It’s even safe for women who are pregnant or nursing mothers with no adverse effects

Hyaluronic Acid Benefits

Hyaluronic Acid Benefits

Get ready to discover everything that hyaluronic acid can do as an important part of your daily skincare routine. The benefits of using hyaluronic acid as a topical product, like with our Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, are the following:

  • Hydrates dry and dehydrated skin
  • Smooths out rough patches, acne scars, or skin irritation
  • Balances moisture in dry skin and even in oily skin types 
  • Gives skin a brighter glow
  • Helps skincare absorb better
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a long-lasting youthful appearance
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • It won’t exacerbate acne-prone skin problem
  • Safe on sensitive skin

Can Hyaluronic Acid Cause Acne?

As we said before, the short answer to this question is no. Hyaluronic acid won’t cause acne, or even make existing acne worse. In fact, using it can even help to reduce acne problems. It’s considered a non-comedogenic skincare ingredient that won’t clog the pores. There’s a rating scale of comedogenic ingredients that ranges from 0 to 5, meaning “0” is “not likely to clog pores” whereas a “5” has a high degree of pore-clogging potential. Hyaluronic acid is rated as 0.  

To give you an example of something that will clog pores, most oils such as coconut or cocoa butter come in at a 4 rating. They have a higher degree of causing acne. People with acne on their face or body should avoid oils that can clog the pores, but there isn’t an issue with topical hyaluronic acid. It’s perfect to use from head to toe! 

How to Use Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is beneficial for the both the face and body. That’s why our Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum comes in so many sizes, from a 1-oz to an 8-oz size, that you can use all over. The way that you ideally want to use hyaluronic acid on your face is twice a day after cleansing. You want it to be the first thing on your skin. Then you can apply your other serums, moisturizer, and sunscreen. 

For your body, it’s great right after the shower on slightly damp skin before you apply your moisturizer. You’ll notice that the skin is immediately silkier and smoother. Over time, the benefits will be even more noticeable. Dry patches are gone, lines and wrinkles diminished, and all of your skincare is working together to produce more beautiful and radiant skin.

Add Hyaluronic Acid to Your Skincare Routine With Cosmedica Skincare

Of course, our Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum is 100% hyaluronic acid. You’ll notice that other companies say they are selling a hyaluronic acid serum, but it has other additives in it that are unnecessary fillers and can actually create more problems for your skin. This is especially true for acne-prone skin.  

Using a pure form of hyaluronic acid is best for all skin types. There are other products that we offer that contain hyaluronic acid and other types of ingredients for specific skincare concerns. Here are some that will truly make a difference in your skin:

Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum  

The hero skincare product that is the foundation of any great skincare routine is our Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. You have already heard about all of the amazing benefits that hyaluronic acid can do for your skin. But the only way you’ll understand just how much better your skin will be is to introduce HA serum into your routine and get ready for the best skin of your life, no matter your skin type. Oily, normal, dry, or sensitive…when we say all skin types, we really mean it. 

Vitamin C Super Serum

It’s a great idea to combine a couple of different serums to reap all the benefits of these super-concentrated skincare products. One such serum that you can use with our Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the Vitamin C Super Serum. This advanced formula will brighten your skin. It will reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots, making the skin more flawless and even in tone and texture. Plus, vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights the free radicals in the environment that can damage and age the skin. 

Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream 

With organic aloe and botanical hyaluronic acid, this nighttime, hyaluronic acid moisturizer works to rejuvenate the skin. The goal of the Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream is to act as a corrective to aging factors, like fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll notice that the skin is plumped up and more resilient, toned and firm. It also contains alpha-hydroxy acids that will resurface the texture of the skin, making it more noticeably smooth and flawless. Silky soft skin is on the way while you sleep.

2.5 % Retinol Facial Serum

Another ideal serum to use that contains botanical hyaluronic acid is our 2.5 % Retinol Facial Serum. The retinol will aid in skin cell turnover by stimulating beneficial collagen production. Healthy skin cells are the result, and you’ll find that with regular use, the skin will be tighter, more youthful, and have less discoloration. The addition of hyaluronic acid helps to deliver the retinol with less dryness or possible irritation. 

Brightening Eye Treatment Gel 

You don’t want to forget the skin around the eye area. This is one of the first areas on your face that is prone to aging. Hyaluronic acid is safe to use around this thinner skin as well. The Brightening Eye Treatment Gel's ingredient list is made up of hyaluronic acid, grapeseed oil, and vitamin C. Dark circles are diminished, puffiness reduced, and an overall better elasticity around the eye area with fewer fine lines will be the result when you use this gel day and night. 

Illuminating Rose Gold Serum

Want that extra boost of dewiness to your skin? Who doesn’t, right? Get skin that looks celebrity-worthy like J Lo or Kim K with this star serum that gives you goddess-like skin. This is the daytime serum to add to your skincare routine. With hyaluronic acid as the active ingredient, it also features other beneficial oils, like jojoba, that won’t clog pores. The rose gold will give you that instant glow, similar to an all-over highlighter for the skin. Organic botanicals and fruit extracts deliver nourishing benefits for skin that is positively radiant. Here’s a fun tip. You can add a few drops to your regular foundation or tinted moisturizer to amp up the glow. 

Explore Cosmedica Skincare Products Today

Great skin is only a bottle of 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum away. Are you ready to see exactly what hyaluronic acid can do for you? Try Cosmedica Skincare's hyaluronic acid products today, or explore more of Cosmedica's beauty products for your specific skin wants and needs.

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