Hyaluronic Acid is often the flavor of the week when it comes to skin care ingredients! Referred to as the "holy grail" of hydration, this jelly-like substance adds moisture and suppleness. Here are three reasons why Hyaluronic Acid is a must-have in your beauty routine.
Why Does Everyone Love HA?
Known for its extremely hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid is a humectant. A humectant is a substance that works well at holding in moisture. Found in various skincare products, HA is here to stay.
Imagine hyaluronic acid as a magnet that attracts water. It takes moisture from the air and supplies it to your skin. Thanks for working in our favor, hyaluronic acid!
While we naturally have HA throughout our bodies, applying it topically can plump up the skin with hydration, reduce inflammation, and fight aging.
Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum will elevate your skincare routine to a new level! Its pure, natural formula is one of best-selling products. This serum contains a mix of low molecular and high molecular HA.
In layman’s terms, low molecular HA helps plump the skin, while high molecular HA intensely hydrates the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Think of what an aged berry looks like. It appears dry, dull, and wrinkled. If you applied HA to the berry, it would be revitalized to its natural state of plumpness and hydration. The same goes for our skin!
Learn more about the benefits of HA and what other skincare ingredients to pair it with for optimal results!
Hydrating to the max
Ever heard of TEWL? TEWL stands for trans-epidermal water loss, which is how much water escapes the skin through evaporation.
Because an HA molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, it helps halt your skin’s TEWL. The decreased speed of evaporation helps your skin maintain higher moisture levels and stay supple!
In fact, this retention of moisture has a wide array of skin benefits, including improving the symptoms of inflammatory skin diseases, nourishing dry skin, soothing sensitive skin, repairing the skin’s barrier, and more.
According to research, the topical use of hyaluronic acid was proven to boost skin hydration up to 96%, lessen the depth of wrinkles up to 40%, and enhance skin firmness/elasticity up to 55% in only eight weeks!
Acts as an anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is the root of all evil when it comes to skin concerns. However, treating inflammation with HA has been a saving grace for many!
Whether you’re treating eczema or psoriasis, hyaluronic acid has the potential to effectively treat various skin disorders rooted in inflammation.
Those with sensitive skin can greatly benefit from products contains hyaluronic acid due to its calming and nurturing properties. It’s also not as likely to cause allergic reactions. If you can’t seem to catch a break with irritating skin care ingredients, give HA a go!
Postpone the Signs of Aging
Ah, aging. We can’t stop it, but we can postpone it, thanks to the advancement of skincare technology and knowledge today!
HA’s hydrating nature deems it a star amongst anti-aging ingredients.
A study revealed that using a hyaluronic serum for six weeks refined the skin’s fine lines by 31%, wrinkles by 14%, hydration by 63%, plumpness by 60%, and smoothness by 64%!.
If that’s in only six weeks, consider the long-term possibilities of hyaluronic acid use!
Another study done in Germany concluded that using four different face creams containing hyaluronic acid produced positive results for the participant’s skin. In three months, participants' skin decreased in wrinkles by 10% to 20%, as well as appeared tighter in firmness by 13% to 30%!
Safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
HA is not only safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and can be used liberally! In addition, many skin changes caused by pregnancy can be treated with hyaluronic acid, such as stretch marks and cellulite.
Hyaluronic acid is like the friend that gets along well with your other friends. Working as a powerful counterpart to countless skincare combos, HA can be paired with other skincare ingredients to pack even more of a punch!
Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C
Hydration meets protection - hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C work synergistically to moisturize, shield, and restore the skin. Because Vitamin C can occasionally be irritating, implementing HA balances the skin’s natural barrier. This nourishment to the skin’s barrier provides a solid foundation for healing.
Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide
Niacinamide, a type of vitamin B3, also boosts the skin’s hydration levels, regulates sebum production, fights aging, stimulates collagen production, and more. HA and Niacinamide make a dynamic duo for all skin types because of their effectiveness in brightening, lightening, and tightening the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol
Any time you use retinol, even if paired with hyaluronic acid, should be applied in the evening. The sun is not an ally of retinol! Together, hyaluronic acid and retinol work in harmony to stabilize one another. In addition, the possible dryness and irritation caused by retinol is treated with hyaluronic acid's hydrating and soothing properties.
Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum deeply penetrates the skin to help it return to its natural plumpness! All skin types can use this serum. Opt for continual use of topical HA to escape the pain, high price, and unwanted side effects inflicted by facial fillers.
Backed by science, hyaluronic acid isn’t only a trendy skincare ingredient, but essential for your skincare regimen!
Written by Sara Katharine Creamer ~Licensed Esthetician