Hyaluronic acid for skin care

Could Hyaluronic acid be drying out your skin?

The hydration benefits of hyaluronic acid are still under debate.

Hyaluronic acid (or HA) naturally occurs in your skin, but the types of HA produced in a lab for our skincare products may not work so well at curing dehydration in our skin.

Theoretically, it attaches with and absorbs moisture from whatever is closest, which in the case of moisture products is your skin. The appearance of moisture on the surface might be caused by the product pulling moisture from inside your skin outward. This will temporarily make you look great but won't bode well for your skin's long-term moisture and health.

Because it's dehydrating the skin, you'll keep applying and compounding the negative effect. 

Source: Harper’s Bazaar