Facial Serum Power Couple: Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C

 Each offers great natural skincare benefits, but they are even better together 

If you’ve considered using a face serum, you’ve probably thought about both hyaluronic acid serums and vitamin C serums - maybe you’ve wondered which is better. Both are important for skin health, especially as we age. The good news is that when used together, these ingredients are a real power couple, especially in a facial serum. (The even better news is that you can find both, plus CBD, in Halsa Glow Luminous Facial Serum, but more on that later.)

What’s the Story with Face Serums Containing Hyaluronic Acid?

Much talked about, and for good reason, hyaluronic acid is a real must have for your skin. Found naturally in the body, it holds 1,000 times its weight in water. In its natural form, it binds to the collagen in skin and helps maintain hydration, making skin look full and fresh. But as we age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid lessens. That results in parched-looking skin, with uneven tone and texture and more pronounced lines and wrinkles.  

Using a hyaluronic acid facial serum or cream brings moisture to the surface of the skin, making it appear plumper. It reduces the appearance of those fine lines and even outs skin tone and texture. It also boosts collagen production and is gentle on pretty much every skin type.

Vitamin C: Different Forms, Powerful Skincare Benefits 

Vitamin C is essential for overall health. It’s a well-known antioxidant and vital for tissue health. It’s not produced by the body, so you have to get it through what you eat or supplements. But if you’re reaching for an orange right now, know that for skin, it’s best to apply vitamin C topically. You’ll find it by different names and in somewhat different forms of skincare products. 

Ascorbic Acid is a potent form of Vitamin C. It effectively penetrates the skin and is great for dry skin. 

Ascorbyl Palmitate, derived from Ascorbic Acid, is especially stable and lipid (oil) soluble, so it’s often found in skincare creams and serums. It’s also a particularly gentle version of Vitamin C, so it’s well suited for sensitive skin. 

Both forms of vitamin C offer important antioxidant and skin nourishment benefits:

  • Protects the surface of the skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution.*
  • Penetrates the skin tissue to stimulate collagen production, which makes the skin more firm and plump, which in turn, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  
  • Helps inhibit melanin production, brighten skin tone, reduces redness, minimizes discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

Face Serums with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C: Better Together 

A facial serum with both hyaluronic acid and vitamin C offers double the anti-aging power. Combined, these ingredients complement each other and offer incredible nourishment and protection. And Hälsa Botanicals takes all that power even further with our Glow Luminous CBD Facial Serum, by adding 500mg of broad spectrum hemp CBD.  With more and more research demonstrating the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of CBD in topical skincare, it’s a great addition to these other super ingredients.  (In this case, three is a crowd in a good way!)

You should use a facial serum daily, on freshly washed skin. Remember to include the delicate skin under your eyes. Because that skin is thinner, lines can look more pronounced, and dark circles can easily develop, especially if under-hydrated. A light touch of serum can help smooth away those lines and make eyes appear brighter. 

Facial serum is designed to be lightweight and absorbed into the skin, so be sure to follow it with a moisturizer or night creme, to seal in the hydration benefits with a protective layer.  For the ultimate in CBD skincare, we recommend that your nightly routine includes using Hälsa Glow facial serum, followed by Hälsa Dream Enchanted CBD Night Creme. Here’s to truly radiant skin!

*Even with all that antioxidant power, you still need to use a good sunscreen daily.