It’s no secret that we LOVE beauty at DB Cosmetics - and something tells us that you do too! As beauty lovers, we’re always looking for the best ingredients to improve our skin and help it get that healthy glow.
While we’re yet to find a miraculous ingredient that will instantly cure all of our skin concerns, we found one that gets close to perfection: Hyaluronic Acid! Read on to discover all of the fantastic benefits of Hyaluronic Acid makeup, and how to incorporate it into your beauty routine.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found within the skin. It helps the skin retain water and keeps it refreshed. This multifunctioning, natural molecule is capable of holding almost 1,000 times its weight in water! But what does Hyaluronic Acid do? It even encourages cell renewal, ensuring that your skin looks plump and healthy.
As you get older, your skin produces less and less of it, and your skin becomes more dry. This often results in the development of fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why before you reach the age of 40, it can be a good idea to seek skincare and makeup containing Hyaluronic Acid in their ingredient list to make sure your skin receives sufficient amounts of Hyaluronic Acid.
What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
There are numerous benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. Scientific research on Hyaluronic Acid skin benefits found that it’s a hugely beneficial ingredient for various skin types:
#1 Hyaluronic Acid for dry skin
Hyaluronic Acid has amazing hydrating properties, so it’s the perfect skincare and makeup ingredient for dry skin. Anyone who is suffering from dry skin will benefit from incorporating Hyaluronic Acid in their beauty routine.
#2 Hyaluronic Acid for mature skin
Because it helps keep the skin hydrated, Hyaluronic Acid can help keep the skin plump and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to its anti-aging benefits, Hyaluronic Acid is an all-time favourite skincare ingredient for older women - you’ll find it in many anti-ageing creams and serums!
#3 Hyaluronic Acid for oily skin
Just because it has hydrating properties doesn’t mean it can’t help women with oily skin. It’s a common misconception to think that those with oily skin should skip hydrating products altogether. Truth is, if you have oily skin, you still need hydration! You simply need to opt for lightweight hydrating products. Hyaluronic Acid feels lightweight on the skin but still provides the necessary moisture, which makes it a great addition in beauty routines for oily skin!
#4 Hyaluronic Acid for sensitive skin
Hyaluronic Acid helps calm the skin, while delivering much-needed antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants fight against the process of oxidation throughout the body, including different areas underneath the skin, so doubling down on antioxidant makeup and skincare can be hugely beneficial for sensitive skin.
#5 Hyaluronic Acid for acne-prone skin
Thanks to its high antioxidant content, the Hyaluronic Acid skin benefits can also help those struggling with blemishes. Hyaluronic Acid helps keep the skin calm, helps keep blemishes at bay, and will help accelerate the recovery process.
How to add Hyaluronic Acid to your beauty routine
If you’re wondering how to use Hyaluronic Acid and reap as many benefits as possible, you should definitely think beyond just Hyaluronic Acid skincare products, and start exploring Hyaluronic Acid makeup! If you wear makeup on a regular basis, Hyaluronic Acid makeup is a great way to add more of this skin-loving ingredient to your beauty routine.
Here’s our go-to Hyaluronic Acid makeup routine:
#1 Start with a Hyaluronic Acid Primer.
Start your routine with a makeup primer with Hyaluronic Acid that will provide a strong hydrated base. Try our Skin Quencher Primer and Moisturiser, or our Gold Elixir Priming Potion, enriched in Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, and Vitamin C to brighten the skin.
#2 Opt for Hyaluronic Acid foundation.
To continue your routine, choose a foundation with Hyaluronic Acid such as our vegan Luminous Hydrating Foundation. That will ensure that your skin tone looks even, while feeling super lightweight on the skin. Follow with our Skin Renew Ceramide Concealer to conceal any imperfections.
#3 Set your makeup.
It’s then time to set your makeup with a setting powder with Hyaluronic Acid. Try our NEW Skin Renew Ceramide Powder or our Hydra-Set Translucent Setting Powder to set your foundation while keeping the skin hydrated. For extra peace of mind, add a spray of our hydrating makeup setting spray Mist Me Setting Spray Rosewater.
#4 Complete the look with Lipstick.
For a look that will last all day long, and keep your lips moisturised to the max, choose a moisturising lip liner and lipstick. You’ll also find Hyaluronic Acid in our best-selling lip products: our new Moisturising Lipstick and Pigment Pout Longwear Lip Liner.
#5 Add a final touch of Mascara.
Finally, complete the look with our best-selling Centre Stage Curl Volume Mascara which is also packed with Hyaluronic Acid.
Unleash the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid makeup
Now that you know all about the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in makeup, it’s time to revisit your makeup essentials to make sure you’re reaping all of the benefits of this great makeup ingredient!