Hyaluronic Acid - does it live up to the Hype?

Hyaluronic Acid has recently become one of the hottest skin trends.  And Korean beauty products are all about these specific ingredients.  So it made sense to explore some specific ingredients.  At lluillui, it's important to us that you know what's in your skincare products.  And that's why we focus on clean and natural products with impactful ingredients. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid? 

To start off, Hyaluronic Acid has a very specific function for skincare.  It's responsible for trapping in moisture and keeping the skin hydrated and fresh. Situations like harsh weather and intense sun exposure lead to the loss of our natural hyaluronic acid.  Also as we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid which is plentiful in our youth. 

Kbeauty focuses on skincare products with Hyaluronic Acid to slow aging and keep natural elasticity.  Because of Hyaluronic Acid’s success in providing skin with long-lasting hydration, it's become a popular ingredient in Korean skincare. 

At lluillui, we carry quite a few products that feature hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient.  And since you now know a little about the benefits, let’s dive into which products are our favorite here at lluillui. As Korean Skincare connoisseurs, we have hand-selected a variety of Hyaluronic Acid products that we think you should add to your skincare routines. These products range from toners to sheet masks and everything in between.


Hyaluronic Acid - Toner

After cleansing your skin, there is no better way to keep the routine going than with an effective toner. Quality toners balance your skin's pH, control acne, and remove excess dirt or makeup. We suggest an Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner which will fix tired, dehydrated skin. We know toners don’t always leave the skin feeling hydrated, but this Isntree product locks the moisture in place.  And it prepares your face for the next step in your regimen, usually a serum or essence. 


Hyaluronic Acid - Serum

After using a toner, we recommend applying a 9Wishes Hyaluronic Acid serum. This specific serum from 9wishes uses Squalene, Baobab Seed Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid to reduce water loss for the inner and outer skin layers. This product works for most skin types and targets that relentless dry, flaky skin. Thicker products can often act as a barrier on your skin.  Where the thin consistency of a serum allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin. Serums are best known for bringing your skin active ingredients that usually get left out. Use this serum after you cleanse your face/neck and apply a toner. Everyone needs a good serum lineup in their life.


Hyaluronic Acid - Cream

After using serums or essences, it is best to finish off with a cream. Differing inconsistency, there are various types of Hyaluronic Acid creams. A few suggestions we have at lluillui are the 

Both of these are Isntree products. Made for dry, combo, and oily skin types. Hyaluronic Acid products seem universal in their importance. Both of these Isntree products ensure there is no sticky residue, which is a plus. 


Hyaluronic Acid - Mask

For the days your skin needs an extra pick-me-up, use the Isntree Isntree Deep Moisture Water Mask. This intensive moisture mask contains 3 types of hyaluronic acid: 

  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Hydrolyzed
  • Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate 

These combat aging and dehydration. The Gel Sheet mask adheres perfectly to the skin, which means the moisture has no room to escape!

These products are popular in the Korean Beauty world for a reason. They're great for all skin types.  This popular ingredient is meant to replenish your skin and lock in the moisture. And as we get further along into summer, bring some hydration back into your life and try out some of these Hyaluronic Acid products. Typically you don’t need to use Hyaluronic Acid with each step of your regimen.  So pick and choose 1 or 2 products that you think best align with your skincare goals. Serums have recently been the most popular, but you can’t go wrong with any of these products. 


Isntree Skincare

Isntree is one of our favorite product lines and carries many of the Hyaluronic Acid products we’ve just mentioned. Isntree is a staple of Korean beauty, and is especially popular for the whole product line is cruelty-free. They utilize a number of different ingredients like mugwort, and green tea as well. For those that don’t know, mugwort is known for soothing, healing, and nourishing the skin. It is full of antioxidants and Vitamin E. The anti-inflammatory properties in mugwort relieve redness and target dry, irritated skin. 

Speaking of Isntree, we love pairing the brand’s Isntree Sensitive Balancing Cleansing Foam with any of these Hyaluronic Acid products. This is a gentle foaming cleanser that penetrates the pores for the deep cleanse we all look for in a face wash. By removing sebum and impurities, the creamy lather gets the job done all while replenishing damaged skin barriers. Use this product in the morning to feel refreshed and then again at night to clean off the dirt, makeup, and impurities from the day. It is a great way to kick off your skincare routine and unclog those pores. A natural, simple cleanser is a staple for maintaining healthy skin.  

Isntree is an overall Korean beauty bestseller, and we highly recommend you check them out. They have something for all skin types. Similar to lluillui, they focus heavily on natural ingredients. 


Wrap Up

At lluillui we're all about bringing you clean, natural skincare.  But also that we make sure you're using the correct products.  We're here to make sure you get what you need, and find your way to the radiant skin you want! Stay tuned. We are bringing a licensed esthetician on board to help you find the perfect products for your skin. Whether you need a strong toner or a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid serum, our esthetician will guide you through our website and provide professional advice for curating your ideal skincare lineup.

Make sure you're reading our other blogs.  We post as often as we can about skincare routines, products, ingredients, and all things Korean beauty!