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The Best Moisturizers with Hyaluronic Acid

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 14, 2020
The Best Moisturizers with Hyaluronic Acid

Take hydration to the next level with these moisturizers

If you’ve ever shopped for any skin care product, ever, you’ve likely heard a few things about hyaluronic acid. That it has an incredible ability to hydrate your skin and hold 1,000 times its weight in water. That it’s gentle and effective on all skin types, as it’s a substance naturally produced by the body. That it also has the power to smooth fine lines and create a radiant complexion. All of these things are 100% true, and the reason why all the best face moisturizers include this powerhouse skin care ingredient. Since the ultimate goal of any moisturizer is to hydrate your skin, hyaluronic acid is the go-to ingredient to flood your face with moisture while staying gentle on all skin types.

As a humectant, hyaluronic acid pulls moisture from its surroundings and brings it to the surface of your skin - giving HA the nickname of “moisture magnet.” And while we love Vitamin C and peptides as much as the next skin care enthusiast, we’ll always have a soft spot for hyaluronic acid. It works on people of all ages and skin types, adding hydration to smooth out even the most dry skin, while absorbing oil in the acne-prone to reduce blemishes and give you a clear complexion. And don’t even get us started on the anti-aging effects for more mature skin.

We could talk for hours about the benefits of hyaluronic acid, but we’ll let you see for yourself… with the best face moisturizers containing this top skin care ingredient.

Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer by Peter Thomas Roth, $52

Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer by Peter Thomas Roth
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“It makes your skin look so smooth, soft, and locks in moisture for HOURS. Sis, when I tell you this is the QUEEN of all moisturizers for my dry skin ladies....” Is there any better compliment when trying to find the best hydrating moisturizers for your skin type? Water Drench by Peter Thomas Roth is simply dreamy, using a 30 percent hyaluronic acid complex to drench multiple layers of the skin with moisture, for up to 72 hours! And we can’t forget ceramides, which repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier and help your complexion look smooth and silky. Even the consistency of this hyaluronic acid moisturizer is dreamy on your skin, with a whipped, cloud-like texture that feels lightweight and soaks up oil while providing intense hydration. While it’s effective on all skin types, as the glowing MIRA BEAUTY reviews show, we especially love it for those with oily skin that want to reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne.

Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer by Fresh, $15

Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer by Fresh
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Fresh isn’t just the name of one of your favorite beauty brands, it’s also the way you’ll be feeling after you add Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer to your skin care routine. Among other things. This advanced gel-cream provides 24 hours of hydration, courtesy of a dynamic duo of hyaluronic acids and time-release hydropatches for your softest skin. What are time-release hydropatches, exactly? They’re basically moisture shields that increase (and lock in!) your hydration levels throughout the day, keeping skin soft and packed with moisture even when bad weather or an impending breakout try to bring you down. In addition to hyaluronic acid, this skin care favorite also features rosewater, angelica leaf extract, plum seed oil, and Vitamin E to keep your complexion smooth and petal-soft. 97% of users in a study by Fresh said that their skin felt hydrated and nourished after use, while another 94% said it reduced the “tightness” sensation that often comes with having very dry skin.

Charlotte's Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury, $100

Charlotte's Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury
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It really is a magic cream, you guys. This fan favorite by Charlotte Tilbury is one of the best face moisturizers for all ages and skin types, with a powerful blend of skin care ingredients that leave your face glowing and gorgeous. It has tons of hyaluronic acid, of course, which moisturizes the top layer of your skin to make it more soft than ever. If you want a bit of heavy-duty wrinkle reduction, this moisturizer can definitely do that too. A Bionymph Peptide Complex diminishes the appearance of fine lines to turn back the clock on your complexion, while Vitamins C and E even out your skin tone no matter what age you are. Feel the magic with this skin care cult favorite, your complexion will thank you.

Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream by Youth to the People, $48

Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream by Youth to the People
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“My definite go-to is by Youth To The People. I’m usually super skeptical of products that say ‘for all skin types’ but this one has not failed me yet, and I’m one who has SUPER oily skin.” Have you ever tried a green smoothie for your face? You’re about to with the Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream by Youth to the People. It combines a blend of your favorite healthy snacks, including kale, spinach, alfalfa, and green tea, with hyaluronic acid to give your skin a taste of hydration and beauty. MIRA guests love how lightweight and gentle it feels on the skin, while reducing acne, blemishes, and uneven skin tone, making it the most ideal for oily or combination skin. Use it in the morning alongside your kale juice for a superfood blend of nourishing antioxidants, helping you get healthy and gorgeous - inside and out.

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer by Olay, $29

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer by Olay
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Regenerate: the definition is “reformed or reborn,” and your skin will be both of these things with the best face moisturizers (and serums, and eye creams) from Olay’s Regenerist line. Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer contains plenty of hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated while filling in fine lines, evening out your skin’s texture, and simply making you look more youthful… but that’s not the only powerhouse ingredient in this iconic red jar. Vitamin B3 exfoliates dead skin cells while regenerating (get it?) your skin for a glowing complexion, while amino peptides and antioxidants work together to leave your skin feeling healthy, hydrated, and protected against environmental factors. This red jar is pretty iconic, and promises to hydrate your skin 10 layers deep (!) to ensure that your skin looks youthful and radiant for years to come.

Renergie Multi-Lift Redefining Lifting Cream SPF15 by Lancôme, $82

Renergie Multi-Lift Redefining Lifting Cream SPF15 by Lancôme
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“I use every morning as part of my skincare routine, coupled with the Lancôme Renergie Multi-Lift Eye and Anti-Wrinkle eye cream, my face is good to go.” Lancôme never disappoints, and this is one of the best face moisturizers for mature skin that will keep your skin looking firm, fabulous, and always fresh. It works to tighten every area of your face while minimizing fine lines, eye bags, and other signs of aging, all while hyaluronic acid pumps moisture into your face for a youthful and radiant complexion. But don’t think you need to be a certain age to use Renergie, as this moisturizer is the real deal whether you’re 25 or 55. It even has SPF 15 to protect against sun damage and keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful, forever!

GLOWSTARTER Mega-Illuminating Moisturizer by GLAMGLOW, $49

GLOWSTARTER Mega-Illuminating Moisturizer by GLAMGLOW

How far can you glow? Turns out, you can glow the distance (okay, we’ll stop now) with this cult favorite moisturizer by GLAMGLOW. The brand is known for their luxury products that put a glamorous twist on classic skin care faves, and you’ll always be feeling the radiance with GLOWSTARTER. It’s a moisturizer and highlighter cream in one beautiful jar, featuring hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, pearl particles for illumination, and a blend of jojoba oil, shea butter, and ceramides to restore the skin’s moisture balance. And also, make your complexion much softer and more sparkly, because that’s just what GLAMGLOW does. Choose from three shimmery shades to glow up and add beauty to your morning and evening skin care routine.

Hydro Boost Gel-Cream by Neutrogena, $24

Hydro Boost Gel Cream by Neutrogena
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“I am so in love with this Neutrogena moisturizer! I have noticed a decrease in my acne flare ups as well as a brighter complexion. I also LOVE how this feels when applied, since it’s a gel it’s very refreshing and cool, feels like your skin just took a gulp of water.” If this review didn’t make it obvious, the Hydro Boost Gel-Cream by Neutrogena truly is a tall glass of water for your skin. Designed for extra dry skin, this moisturizer has a gel texture that feels extremely calming and smooth, while using hyaluronic acid and olive extract to provide a huge boost of 48-hour hydration. Hydro Boost Gel-Cream is always here to help you feel refreshed and radiant, and proves that moisture really is the best medicine for a glowing, healthy, and youthful complexion. Wear this moisturizer alone for a subtle, glowing complexion, or underneath your Neutrogena makeup for a smooth canvas that’s ideal for your most blended, beautiful foundation ever.

Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer by Glow Recipe, $39

Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer by Glow Recipe
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There are a lot of reasons why you need this moisturizer by Glow Recipe. Firstly, the pink packaging is absolutely gorgeous. Secondly, the watermelon smell will make your morning and evening skin care routine that much sweeter. But most importantly, it’s packed with hyaluronic acid to flood your face with moisture and give you the healthy and hydrated complexion you deserve. This powerhouse ingredient, combined with watermelon extract and Jasmine and Peony extract, will quench thirsty skin and fight issues like acne, fine lines, free radical damage and more. You can only expect the best face moisturizers from your favorite K-beauty brand, Glow Recipe, who also carry a watermelon sleeping mask that launched with a waitlist of 5,000 people. Are you ready to indulge in this hyaluronic acid-infused, watermelon-scented moisturizer, yet?

Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer by Tarte, $39

Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer by Tarte
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“I have super sensitive, dry skin, so a soothing moisturizer is super important in my skincare routine. This moisturizer has calmed my skin down so much! It leaves my skin glowing and so much smoother than when I put it on.” We all know that Tarte is really good at makeup, as the brand has launched one of the most iconic concealers of all time (hello, Shape Tape!) and has a whole SEA collection that makes us all feel like the beautiful mermaids we are. But did you know that they own the skin care game, too? Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer features hyaluronic acid and squalene, which work together to boost your skin’s hydration levels and keep your skin feeling smooth and soft all day. This face moisturizer also has the anti-ageing factor, as Tarte’s unique Rainforest of the Sea™ Complex smooths out the appearance of fine lines and makes you look instantly more youthful. Go under the sea and get ready to quench your skin’s thirst with one of the best face moisturizers by Tarte.

Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics, $49

Confidence in a Cream by IT Cosmetics
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The combination skin struggle is real, as it’s not always easy to find a moisturizer that hydrates your skin without clogging up the more oily parts of your face. But IT Cosmetics knows this all too well, which is why they’ve created the best face moisturizer to keep your combination skin in check. Confidence in a Cream is an incredibly lightweight, barely-there gel moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid to lock moisture into the skin, all while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also features ceramides, one of HA’s best friends, to help with the hydration efforts and provide up to 72 hours of moisture. Yes, 72 hours. In addition to softer and smoother skin, you’ll also likely notice a significant reduction in pores and less discoloration on your face. Is there anything this moisturizer can’t do? Didn’t think so. It even doubles as a primer before you do your makeup for a night out!

Find more of the best moisturizers on MIRA, packed with hyaluronic acid and other powerful skin care ingredients!