10 Hyaluronic Acid Serums For Healthy-Looking Skin

We’ve long waxed lyrical about the benefits of hyaluronic acid – designed to boost collagen, elasticity and suppleness, it’s one of those skincare ingredients everyone should be using. Found in hundreds of serum formulations, to ensure you get the most for your money, we’ve rounded up ten of the best.
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CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £12.75

Best For: Priming Skin

Why We Rate It: CeraVe has so many iconic products and their new Hyaluronic Serum is no exception. Containing three types of moisture plumping ceramides and vitamin B5, it boosts and locks in hydration. Better still, it soothes redness, irritation and dryness, while leaving behind a smooth base that’s ideal for make-up. Just bear in mind you might get through it quite quickly – we’re hoping for a larger size to launch asap.
 
Available at Boots.com

Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, From £85

Best For: A Skin Overhaul

Why We Rate It: There’s no denying this is an investment, but if you’re ready to splurge, the results will more than make up for the dent in your bank balance. The very thin texture is like silk, melting into the skin with zero tackiness or greasiness. Immediately, skin feels soft and looks smoother – ideal for prepping the skin for any make-up that follows. Within days you’ll see better glow and more even skin tone, making it a must-try item if you want to overhaul your complexion. No wonder it’s been dubbed the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of HA serums. 
 
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £5.99

Best For: Those On A Budget

Why We Rate It: A regular award winner, the Inkey List’s popular HA serum is worth the hype. A total steal at just under £6, it’s weightless and works fast to soothe dryness, dehydration and inflammation. You only need a tiny amount – it’s consistency is thicker than others on this list, and a little goes a long way. A must-try for those wanting something with minimal fuss. 
 
Available at Boots.com

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum, £30.40

Best For: Those Concerned About Early Ageing

Why We Rate It: With over 10,000 five-star reviews, this one speaks for itself. Backed by several clinical trials to ensure the formula yields the very best results, two types of pure HA and vitamin B5 work together to hydrate skin and lock in moisture. It also plumps up fine lines and wrinkles to boost volume, while regular use will diffuse their appearance for a smoother skin tone. It’s safe for all skin types, including those prone to eczema and rosacea – and you’ll love the cooling sensation.

 

Available at Boots.com

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, £29.90

Best For: Sensitive Skin

Why We Rate It: Most HA serums are designed with sensitive skin in mind, but this one stands out from the crowd. Full of colloidal oatmeal, as well as aloe leaf juice, its soothing qualities keep stressed-out skin in check. The HA quickly replenishes lost moisture, giving skin far better glow in just a few uses. 
 
Available at FeelUnique.com

Meder Beauty Science Hydra Fill Concentrate, £115

Best For: Quick Glow

Why We Rate It: Another one on the pricey side, this is worth a try if you’re serious about skincare. Using something called a ‘hydra-fill concentrate’, the scientifically backed formula floods the skin with moisture, locking extra water into the deeper layers of your dermis. Meanwhile, prebiotics and probiotics work to strengthen skin and keep redness at bay. Added glycerine lends extra softening benefits, offering an almost airbrushed effect to the skin. Don’t lose faith if you don’t see results immediately – use it regularly to reap the full benefits. 

 

Available at MederBeauty.com

PCA Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum, £103

 

Best For: Mature Skin 

Why We Rate It: This HA serum comes highly recommended for those with mature skin. Full of HA, it floods the surface of the skin with extra hydration, to fill in fine lines and plump the skin. Added ceramides support the skin’s barrier, while niacinamide keeps your complexion feeling calm. Gentle enough to be used once or twice a day, run a little down your neck and hands as well to reap extra benefits. 
 
Available at DermaCareDirect.co.uk

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula, £5.90

Best For: Reliable & Budget-Friendly Results

Why We Rate It: One of the best HA serums of all time, this is a great reliable and affordable option. With 2% HA and vitamin B5, it nourishes, soothes and strengthens the skin for visible results – notably plumper skin that’s soft-to-the-touch. Regular use will also promote stronger skin tissue over time, leading to a healthier-looking complexion overall. 

 

Available at Boots.com

CosRx Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule, £26 

Best For: Quick Absorption 

Why We Rate It: Some hyaluronic acid (HA) serums take time to absorb, but this one is incredibly light, sinking in almost immediately. The size of the bottle is impressive, too – it’s a little bit larger than most, giving you even more for your money. Inside there are three different levels of HA for long-lasting hydration, while added vitamin B5 and panthenol keep inflammation at bay. Your skin will feel relieved almost immediately – not to mention look plumper and far more hydrated. It works well for everyone, but those with particularly dry skin will see results quickest. 

Available at LookFantastic.com

Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying & Hydrating Daily Skin Booster, £18.75

Best For: Long-Lasting Moisture

Why We Rate It: By feeding skin with moisture over 24 hours, Vichy’s cult Mineral 89 Serum works to leave behind a brighter, plumper-looking complexion. Loved by dermatologists and skincare pros alike, it’s the only hyaluronic acid serum to be recognised by the British Skin Foundation. Brimming with mineral water, it soothes inflammation, promotes better glow and keeps skin looking – and feeling – soft. Think of it like a big glass of water for your skin. There are only 11 ingredients inside – all of which have been approved by dermatologists – allowing for a gentler approach that suits all skin types. Extra points go to the added glycerine which draws further moisture into the skin – no wonder it’s been dubbed a ‘hydrating powerhouse’.

Available at Boots.com

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