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Hyaluronic Acid vs. Vitamin C: 5 Key Differences
Curious to find out effects of these two ingredients on skin? Swipe on…
Both hyaluronic acid and vitamin C have nourishing effects on our skin.
Hyaluronic acid serum and vitamin C serum are two most popular skin care products.
These serums contain highly concentrated form of the active ingredient. A few drops of the liquid are enough to improve skin condition.
Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are also widely used in skin creams, moisturizers, gels, etc.
Let’s understand how differently these skin care ingredients act on our skin.
Our body produces hyaluronic acid. A lubricant present in skin tissue, joint fluid, tear drop.
Our body extracts vitamin C from foods like lemons, oranges, berries etc.
Hyaluronic acid has excellent hydrating effect and can retain skin moisture for hours even in dry climate.
Vitamin C is a good moisturizer but its effect does not last so long.
Hydrating effect of hyaluronic acid is confined to outer layers of the skin.
Vitamin C can reach deeper layers of the skin and hydrate them.
Hyaluronic acid has the capacity to regenerate skin tissues.
Vitamin C does not have this regeneration power.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. It protects skin from (toxic) free radicals present in polluted air.
Hyaluronic acid cannot prevent damaging effects of free radicals.
You can use both the serums together. For best effects, always apply the serum with thinner consistency first.
Take a patch test before using these serums. Apply on elbow/wrist. If it causes itchiness, irritation or redness, you must avoid it.