If you’ve suffered from acne for any length of time, you’ve most likely heard of hyaluronic acid. It sounds a bit scary, but hyaluronic acid is a compound that is naturally created by the human body.
Hyaluronic acid is a “moisture-binding ingredient that helps keep skin plump and hydrated.” Along with keeping our skin hydrated — a key component to healthy skin — hyaluronic acid has also been shown to improve “production of collagen, fight free radicals, maintain skin elasticity, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing.” Unfortunately, this wonderful skin-enhancing compound is degraded by our bodies — meaning it doesn’t quite make it to our skin — and is also produced less as we age. This is why many beauty products have begun to include a synthesized version.
There are a few different ways that this acid is synthesized and integrated into beauty products and, depending on the type of product, it may or may not be vegan. The most popular form of creating hyaluronic acid beauty products is through wheat. This is a natural extraction process via fermented wheat in which “wheat is fermented with specific bacteria, then purified and precipitated.” Yet, it’s important to be careful about the bacteria that is used to ferment this wheat. Oftentimes, the bacteria used to ferment is called Bacillus subtilis, which is found in the soil, as well as “the gut of humans and some types of animals,” most commonly the bacteria called Streptococcus zooepidemicus found in the “bowels and lungs of horses.”
That’s why we’re here to help! Here are ten vegan hyaluronic acid beauty products available on Amazon that you can feel good about integrating into your daily skin-care regimen.
This Retseliney Vegan Hyaluronic Acid Serum focuses on reversing the physical signs of aging via powerful antioxidants that encourage the growth of new skin cells, repairs damage, and infuses the skin with hydration. This serum has a unique blend of vegan ingredients including vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and green tea. This product promises to boost elasticity, soften and smooth, reduce fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, and under-eye puffiness. Retseliney guarantees a cruelty-free, natural, and organic product free of synthetic dyes, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances, GMO’s, petrochemicals, and sulfates. A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $16.50.
Patricia Yarberry says “I really like it. It goes on like Silk and absorbs so quickly you can go to your next step without having to wait for it to dry.”
This Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Essential Skin Solutions promises radiant skin by firming, moisturizing, and brightening ingredients. The moisture barrier provided via hyaluronic acid repels free radicals, builds elasticity, and boosts collagen production. This blend helps decrease fine lines and wrinkles. This formula is not only naturally vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, but it promises to be free of parabens, dyes, sulfates, and unnecessary oils. A 2-fluid ounce bottle costs $13.77.
A. Brunner Pace says “This serum is luxurious! After toning with a lavender witch hazel, I use this serum and my skin feels like cashmere. I follow with Josie Maran milk and light Argan oil. I recently, and unintentionally lost 27 lbs, so I have some slack skin on my face and neck at 67. I have noticed some plumping after only 3 days! The serum is smooth, soothing and not sticky. Less is more. 3 drops are sufficient for my entire face. This works for me and it is economical. This is a new go-to for me after using some of the more expensive products on the market. I will definitely be purchasing again. I would give this 20 stars if I could! Thanks for such a fantastic product.”
This Asterwood Naturals 100% Pure HA Hyaluronic Acid Serum works miracles on dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. With an organic and vegan blend of hyaluronic acid, distilled water, and less than 2 percent of phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, this serum focuses on toning, plumping, and brightening for a radiant complexion. This serum is a concentrate, therefore it’s important to test a small amount before applying fully! A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $28.90.
Masha says “I think I found my serum. I used to use one I got in Marshalls on sale but was not able to find it anywhere else. Then I bought one on prime Amazon deal with golden baby glitter in it – that was a joke … then after looking through items and reading reviews, I decided to give it a try. And it worked!! You need to be diligent like with anything else but it works. Will post before and after pictures later.”
This Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Tinree promises high-grade, organic, and vegan-sourced hyaluronic acid that will boost collagen production and reduce signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and sun spots. This 100 percent pure hyaluronic acid serum focuses on brightening and toning skin, improving elasticity, and providing lasting moisture. This product is cruelty-free and vegan! A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $15.95.
Naked Actives uses cruelty-free, natural, and vegan ingredients in their beauty products, such as in this Naked Vegan Hyaluronic Acid Serum. With only a few simple ingredients — water, hyaluronic acid, and optiphen plus — this professionally formulated blend moisturizes with a fast absorbing gel. This serum repairs and tightens skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles over time. This hyaluronic acid blend uses a vegan method of bacterial fermentation that is also pesticide-free! A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $18.00.
Brittany says “I’m leaving a review for this product hoping that it may help others as it helped me! I apply this on my face in the evening after moisturizing, and in the morning before I apply my makeup, and it makes a WORLD of difference for my normally dry and sometimes flaky skin. It produces a healthy looking “glow” and a smooth appearance. It is especially great because every other serum or oil I’ve tried irritates my sensitive skin. This squalene oil is completely natural, feels great, and never has irritated my skin once. You only need a few drops to do the job. Would highly recommend!”
Maybe your skin is a little too sensitive for a concentrated serum or powder? Instead, try a hyaluronic supplement such as these NOW® Hyaluronic Acid 100mg Veg Capsules. NOW is a trusted supplement company offering a broad range of non-GMO, vegetarian or vegan, kosher, and toxin-free products. These hyaluronic acid supplements are also free of parabens, hydrogenated oils, harmful pesticides, artificial sweeteners and flavors, and steroids. This unique blend of L-proline, alpha lipoic acid, and grape seed extract promises not only glowing skin but also joint support and lubrication. A 120-capsule bottle costs $21.58.
Wayne Slattery says “Hyaluronic acid works for me. I thought that the reviews saying that their skin looked better was just hype, but a couple of weeks after I started taking it, I happened to glance and my hand and my skin actually looked a lot better. Also, a year and a half ago, I was told that I needed a knee replacement. Now my knee isn’t perfect, but I can go up ladders by alternating legs (the usual way), which I couldn’t do before. I, of course, don’t know that Hyaluronic Acid was casual in this case, but I’m not going to stop taking it.”
Passport to Organics is just that, a way to infuse organic and vegan beauty products seamlessly into your beauty regimen. This Passport to Organics Hyaluronic Acid Serum is an affordable, vegan, organic, and chemical-free product. Passport to Organics promises an eco-friendly, cruelty-free product free of parabens, sulfates, phthalate, GMO’s, and artificial fragrances. With a base of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, this product is friendly to all skin types providing hydration and nourishment to soothe skin and decrease redness. A 2-fluid ounce bottle costs $27.54.
Wet desert rat says “I chose this product for its 1% strength and it’s VERY SHORT ingredient list. It consists of aloe barbadensis juice, hyaluronic acid (sodium hyauronate), potassium sorbate & citric acid. All of which my delicate skin tolerates beautifully. Do NOT fear the ‘acid’ factor as many are harmless for the skin… I apply this miraculous compound to my face, neck and hands twice daily. It readily accepts topical retinol, 2% salicylic acid, moisturizer, sunblocker & mineral makeup all in combination with it without ill effects. For my aging, cantankerous skin that is miraculous! I have had sensational results with hyaluronic acid injections in my osteoarthritic knee and figured that, since it is a natural human body element, it just might do all it is touted to do for skin as a topical application as well. It has for me!”
This Skin2Spirit Vegan Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a great alternative for those looking for all natural, botanical, chemical-free beauty products! Skin2Spirit focuses on using organic, gluten-free, toxin-free, cruelty-free, and vegan ingredients. This serum is also free of petroleum, phthalates, and parabens. This unique blend includes healing vitamin C and E, anti-aging and inflammation-fighting green tea, gotu kola, and 100 percent vegan hyaluronic acid, all aiding in moisturized and plump skin with fewer signs of aging. A 2-fluid ounce bottle costs $19.99.
R Deubner says “I switched to natural skincare products a couple of years ago after reading about the harmful chemicals (formaldehyde and petroleum) found in commercial cosmetics and lotions. I have tried different products over the years but haven’t found anything I really love or anything that really works. I found Skin to Spirit when I was looking for a shea butter mousse skin lotion and saw the range of products available. I have used the hyaluronic acid together with the Super Fruits moisturizer for about 4 weeks. In that time, I feel like my complexion is smoother and the blackheads on my nose are greatly diminished. This product is a new favorite! It’s a great value for the size of the bottle.”
Shomei Organic Skincare offers an array of 100 percent organic beauty products, such as this Shomei Organic Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Formulated with organic and vegan ingredients, this hyaluronic acid blend improves skin tone and texture, reduces signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, pumps and moisturizes, all lending to youthful and glowing skin. This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and has no alcohol, parabens, or sulfates, making it a great option for all skin types. A 2-fluid ounce bottle costs $23.95.
Vanessa Calabia says “I am not new to using Hyaluronic acid serums, I’ve been a huge fan of Hyaluronic serums because of its moisturizing qualities. First off this product is paraben free, was not tested on animals and is organic. There is minimal ingredients that suggest it is 100% hyaluronic acid, not combined with any peptides or other amino acids like the ones that are more commonly seen on Amazon. I used the product the night of receiving it and have used it twice a day completely replacing other moisturizing agents I used to use as part of my daily routine. I’ve used it nights immediately after cleansing and in the morning followed by a sunscreen moisturizer (very important). Results are immediately noticeable, my skin felt soft and plump and highly moisturized. The serum is non-irritating and is easy to apply over your face, neck and chest area. All in all I highly recommend this product. I Love it!”
If your skin is too sensitive for serums, yet you still want the powerful benefits of hyaluronic acid, try a supplement such as this Hyalogic Synthovial Seven Hyaluronic Acid Liquid. Hyalogic provides a unique blend of plant-based hyaluronic acid sourced from extracellular protein during natural fermentation processes making this a supreme, natural vegan product! Along with boosting skin elasticity and health, this hyaluronic acid promises to improve joint health with cushioning properties. This product is not only vegan but is also gluten-free. A 1-fluid ounce bottle costs $30.08.
Lullaby says “I’m on my second bottle of Synthovial Seven. I’ve tried two other forms of hyaluronic acid (both capsule forms) because they were cheaper, and neither worked nearly as well as Synthovial Seven. I’ve decided it’s worth a dollar (approximately) a day to have my knees be pain-free. Also, I’m losing less hair and my gums are healthier (my dentist even noticed–my gums, that is.) I think it’s great, great stuff. I just wish it was less expensive … BTW-I found that I had the best results when I followed the directions (take it first thing in the morning and keep it under your tongue for 10 + seconds).”
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