The Best Guide to Using Acids for Your Skin Hydration

The Best Guide to Using Acids for Your Skin Hydration


When you hear "acids" in the context of skincare, it's easy to think of harsh chemicals that may irritate the skin. But in reality, acids are a diverse group of compounds that can be some of the most beneficial ingredients for your skincare routine, especially when it comes to hydration.


Not all acids are created equal, and with so many types available, it can be hard to figure out which ones to use on your skin. Some are designed for deep exfoliation, while others attract and retain moisture.


Below we break down the most popular acids and the role of each in skincare.


Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. It’s naturally found in our skin, but its levels decrease with age. Adding hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine can help restore moisture, plumpness, and elasticity. It's perfect for those with dry or dehydrated skin, and it's gentle enough for sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it a powerhouse for hydration.


Polyglutamic Acid

Polyglutamic acid (PGA) is a newer player in the skincare scene. Like hyaluronic acid, it has excellent moisture-binding properties. PGA can form a protective film over the skin, helping to lock in moisture and provide an instant hydrating effect.


Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that gently exfoliates the skin. It helps to remove dead skin cells, allowing fresh, hydrated skin to surface. Lactic acid also has humectant properties, aiding in moisture retention. It's ideal for those looking to improve texture and even out skin tone while also boosting hydration. However, because it's an exfoliant, it might not be suitable for very sensitive skin or for those with active breakouts.


Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is an oil-soluble beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that exfoliates skin by breaking down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, promoting their removal. It’s commonly used in acne treatments to penetrate oil-filled pores, clear out debris, and reduce blackheads and whiteheads. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and swelling associated with acne.


Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It exfoliates the surface layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover and revealing smoother, fresher skin. It’s used to even out skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation or dark spots. Glycolic acid is ideally used for normal to dry skin, hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin texture.


Now that you know some of the most common acids used in skincare, which is best for your skin?

Enter meso’me Optimizer. The Optimizer is a unique serum that harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid along with DMAE and glycerin for glowing, healthier-looking, and feeling skin. This combination provides a multidimensional approach to hydration: deep moisture from within and a protective barrier on the skin's surface.


Here's why meso'me Optimizer is a must-have for your skincare routine:


  • Skin rejuvenating ingredients - Hyaluronic Acid (HA) binds water molecules to the skin, resulting in deep hydration; DMAE tartrate provides potent antioxidants to help to improve skin firmness; and Glycerin reduces redness, moisturizes and soothes skin.
  • Built-in roller - Unlike our bare fingers, the built-in facial roller on each meso’me product does not tug and pull at the skin or absorb the serum. This leaves more product for the targeted areas of your face. When using the facial roller, applying light pressure will still work the product deep into your skin.
  • Lightweight formula: Unlike many heavy creams and serums, meso'me Optimizer formulated with HA is a lightweight, restructuring serum, perfect for all skin types. It can be used as a daily serum and after use of meso’me Tight, Clear, or Radiance.


The results speak for themselves: 95% of users reported more hydrated skin and reduced redness and 100% of users reported more soothed skin.


With meso'me Optimizer, you can embrace the power of acids for skin hydration without any of the harsh side effects. Visit



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