The Truth about Hyaluronic Acid

I am going to gently explain to you my disdain for topical hyaluronic acid in skincare. 

Within the skincare industry, hyaluronic acid has been leading the race to make a ton of money with all of its miraculous claims… so it is in A LOT of products. The more you start understanding an ingredient list and reading about an ingredient list, the more your mind is going to go 💥 because it is in literally everything.

So what's the buzz about?

Hyaluronic acid has been around for I don't know how many decades, but in the past decade, it has become THE ingredient that every single beauty editor, writer, dermatologist, skincare expert, esthetician talks about. It's everywhere. It's been touted to be a miracle ingredient, and it’s supposedly one of the best moisturizers out there. 

It is LITERALLY in every step of your skincare routine, so it is difficult to run away from hyaluronic acid. If you find you’re asking yourself, "Is this actually that beneficial for me? I don't really see these miraculous results that everybody is claiming." I was one of those people too. 

I have very dry lips in general so it’s really hard for me to keep them moisturized. So around 8 years ago, I bought a hyaluronic acid lip serum, put it on my lips, and I swear 10 minutes later, my lips were dryer and flakier than when I put on the product. I thought to myself, "This is odd because, as I know and learned in medical school, hyaluronic acid is a great humectant; it holds on to water…why are my lips so dry?" 

Fast forward to today, we’re going to debunk the myth of hyaluronic acid.

Watch this video where Dr. Idriss dives into hyaluronic acid