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Murmura Encyclopedia

In pursuit of the truth behind what is in our skincare products, Murmura has debunked cosmetic ingredients and treatments. Providing all of the information you need to make informed decisions when choosing a product that’s right for your skin.


Hyaluronic Acid

 What is it?

A naturally occurring water-holding molecule that can hold over a thousand times its own weight in water. It keeps our skin tissues soft and supple, making for an expert moisturiser.

Hyaluronic acid gained recognition when the elderly people of the Japanese village Yuzurihara were studied due to their astounding youthful healthiness and wrinkle free, age defying skin. The results were remarkable and the villager’s secret to aging well was attributed to the region’s unique diet of low-iron, vegetables and soya boosted their body’s production of hyaluronic acid.

How can I use it?

Well-recognised for its ability to retain moisture, it is a common ingredient in moisturisers and serums for a boost to diminish wrinkles and plump-up fine lines.

Acting as a cushioning agent, it’s critical to our skins complexion as the majority of our body’s Hyaluronic Acid is stored in our skins tissues, though our ability to produce the amount we need declines with age.

How can we replenish our Hyaluronic Acid levels? One of the best ways to give your skin its daily dose of Hyaluronic Acid is in a serum, applied on damp skin to lock-in the water.

Murmura Tip! For a hydration boost, try incorporating Hyaluronic acid into your makeup routine in your primer.


Not only can it boost and retain moisture, but also strengthen the skins barrier which is the outer most layers of the skin. With a healthy barrier comes firmer, younger looking skin.

Hyaluronic Acid has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents that aid in reducing redness, rosacea and breakouts.

Compatible with all skin types, the light gel lends itself particularly well to those with oily or combination skin as a moisture fix that doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your skin.

Found in?

Dr. Jart+ Dermask Vital Hydra Solution™ Deep

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream

Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb