Hello, Good Stuff! Face Hydration Serum
The best skin hydrating serum has these four ingredients. Read on to find out what they are!
When it comes to ample skin hydration, beauty products are not all created equally. But before we get into all of that, let’s talk about why hydration is important to begin with. You’ve probably heard this stat before but it’s worth repeating: our bodies are mostly water (about 60 percent) and that means our skin cells are too. H2O is a miracle skin ingredient for so many reasons. It can help create a barrier on your skin to prevent cells from drying out from sun exposure, prevent premature aging (like a loss of elasticity and fine and lines resulting from dry, dehydrated skin) and it also has myriad body health benefits like aiding digestion, circulation, immune system function and temperature regulation.
Now that our mini science lesson is over, let’s skip to the fun part of skin hydration: the top moisturizing ingredients and absolute best beauty serum to use! Sorry, drinking eight glasses of water every day isn’t going to cut it in the facial hydrator department.
In the past few years, squalane has become a much-hyped about ingredient among the skincare-obsessed. In short, squalane is a colorless and odorless liquid compound found in plants that’s known to be a serious skin moisturizer. It’s considered an emolient (yes, more science speak!), which means it soothes and smoothes, and helps lock in your skin’s moisture while reinforcing its barrier function (pretty much the guardian of your skin’s galaxy). Here’s why should care: Using a squalane-infused skin hydrating serum helps prevent moisture loss and can keep skin quenched.
Hyaluronic acid explained
We can’t talk about skin hydration beauty products and ingredients without talking about hyaluronic acid, another ingredient darling in the world of moisturizers. You may have heard its famous tagline: that it can bind over a thousand times its weight in water. So i’s no wonder this ingredient is known as the holy grail of facial hydrators. Just a few of its good-for-skin benefits reads like this: moisturizers, is anti-aging, increases skin elasticity, treats redness, aids in wound healing and more.
Blueberry Extract explained
When it comes to facial hydrators, there’s a superfood ingredient you should look for on your skin care label: blueberry extract. Blueberries are a powerhouse antioxidant that help neutralize free radicals (the stuff that makes our skin show signs of age). And that’s not all. Blueberries also boast other powerful antioxidants like vitamin C and anthocyanins, which is also what give them their blue pigment, BTW. Both help pump the breaks on collagen loss, which gives our skin its youthful, plump texture.
If you’ve ever used a skin hydration serum, chances are it contained glycerine (a natural compound derived from vegetable oils). After all, it’s the third most used cosmetics ingredient. Fun fact: glycerine was discovered from making soap. It also appears in food and recipes, too. Ready for your last science lesson? Glycerine is considered a humectant and occlusive, which means it pulls water from the air and deeper levels of your skin, to the surface (a.k.a. the epidermis or stratum corneum).
Now that we’ve gone through the best ingredients to look for in a skin hydration beauty product, it’s time to meet the answer to your facial hydrator prayers.
Say hi to HELLO, GOOD STUFF! HYDRATE & PLUMP FACE SERUM
This ultimate skin hydrating serum boasts blueberry extract, squalane, hyalronic acid and glycerine, and is also made with 95% natural ingredients. What sets this skin hydrating serum apart from others is the fact that its lightweight texture dries quickly, serves up major glow vibes and can be used in the morning or at night. You can also wear it underneath your makeup or solo as a skincare treatment for hydrated, super smooth skin.
Take it from this five-star review from Brandy who said, “This is so much better than the glow recipe serum! I did a 1 week each and my skin was so soft with the Hello good stuff!”