Can These Magical Pills Really Help Your Skin? Here's the Truth

Faith Xue

In our modern age, seeing a derm and getting prescribed a pill for better skin isn’t necessarily revolutionary. Taking a pill for better skin that doesn’t contain hormones or retinoids? That seems too good to be true—but we’re listening. The latest buzzy product in the ingestible beauty trend involves pills and liquid supplements that contain hyaluronic acid, a biopolymer that occurs naturally in our bodies. You've probably seen it plastered on the labels of serums and moisturizers. After all, this magical molecule has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, which makes it a crucial ingredient in many skincare products, since our bodies produce less of it as we grow older. But can taking a supplement with hyaluronic acid in it also give us the skin of our dreams? We spoke with dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Nicola Kilner, co-CEO of water-soluble beauty supplement line Fountain, and asked them for their thoughts. What we found out is very interesting…

Keep scrolling to see if hyaluronic acid pills can plump up your skin from the inside out.

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