How Trader Joe’s New Hyaluronic Acid Serum Compares to the Competition

I always use a hyaluronic acid serum in my skincare routine, but I’ve tried multiple brands at different price points. Now, Trader Joe’s is venturing further into beauty and skincare, and they’ve launched a hyaluronic acid serum of their own! Being a lifelong Trader Joe’s shopper (thanks mom!), I’m trying a bunch of their skincare products, including the serum, and I thought I’d compare it to others I’ve tried!

Glossier Super Bounce


Glossier’s serum has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid with B5, so it’s hydrating and softening your skin simultaneously. As a Glossier rep, I use their products a lot, and I honestly love their serums for their simplicity and effectiveness. I always see a visible difference in my skin when I use this serum.

Elisha Coy Moist Up Hyalurone Ampoule Serum

Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 4.22.42 PMThis is a combination serum-and-oil, so it’s one of the most hydrating on this list – and that’s saying something! It’s so hydrating that I can sometimes use it in place of moisturizer.

I’ve also found that this product is one of the most gentle; no matter how sensitized my skin is, it has never irritated me.

M-61 Hydraboost Serum

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At $78, this is the priciest serum on this list, and I’ll be honest: I only tried it because it was gifted to me. It truly is lovely, gentle and hydrating on my skin, but I’ll be honest again: you can get the same results from one of the other, vastly more affordable serums on this list.

Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

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So far, I really like Trader Joe’s first hyaluronic acid serum. It slightly irritated the sensitive skin around my eyes when my skin was particularly dry, but other than that, it has been pretty good for my skin. It doesn’t sink in as quickly as Glossier’s, but it doesn’t leave any film on my face. All in all, it’s an affordable buy, though not one I’d repurchase instead of Glossier’s.

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