I’m sure by now you have at least some idea of what hyaluronic acid can do for your skin. If you’re not as familiar, I’ll give you the CliffsNotes version. Basically, hyaluronic acid is a huge hydration booster in the skin. Board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick breaks it down for us. “Hyaluronic acid can be a helpful ingredient in a foundation, as it is a humectant, which works to draw moisture in,” she says. “By helping to hydrate the skin, it not only helps to improve the overall health of the skin, but it can also offer a plump, dewy glow and help facilitate application of the makeup.”
Honestly, I’m always looking for a way to make my makeup extra dewy and glowy, so yeah, a foundation with hyaluronic acid is definitely a solid buy. I’ve also noticed recently that a lot of foundations can settle into fine lines if you’re not careful—another thing hyaluronic acid can help out with. For a few derm-recommended picks, keep reading below.