While 50% of the body’s total amount of hyaluronic acid resides in the skin1, it’s also present in tissues, joints, and blood vessels; specifically, it plays a key role in helping joints feel lubricated2, potentially supporting joint health as we age.
Plus, the hyaluronic acid in your body diminishes as you age3—which is one reason dryness and skin aging tend to go hand in hand. Further, by the time you reach your 40s, you have around 50% of the HA you had during your younger years, naturopathic doctor Nigma Talib, N.D., once told mbg.
The solution? Add a hyaluronic acid supplement to your daily routine to restore your natural levels and plump your skin from the inside out. Some formulas will also include a blend of other beauty-centric ingredients such as collagen or biotin. Here’s a curated list of our top choices to make your shopping just a bit easier.