Editor’s Pick: Superhero Skincare

Hyaluronic acid (used in injectables) is a naturally occurring humectant within the skin. It has a long history in skincare products because of its superhero ability to hydrate and combat aging. When applied topically, however, it can only treat the surface, and even in the skin it can’t be stored for more than 24 hours. That’s where the SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier comes in. Featuring a cocktail of proxylane, purple rice extract and diptotassiun glycyrrhizate (the main component of licorice root), all of which are proven to stimulate hyaluronic acid, the serum penetrates the dermis to amplify the skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid, leaving it plump and dewy. That’s my kind of science.

SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, $120, at dermatologists offices and medi-spas.

Heather Marrin