Hyaluronic acid is often the flavor of the week when it comes to skin care ingredients! It is referred to as the "holy grail" of hydration. This jelly-like substance adds moisture and suppleness. Here are 3 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 what we call a humectant. A humectant is a substance that does a good job at holding in moisture. Found in various skin care products, hyaluronic acid 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 hyaluronic acid throughout our bodies, applying it topically can plump up the skin with hydration, reduce inflammation, and fight the aging process?
Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum will elevate your skin care routine to a whole new level! Its pure, natural formula is one of best-selling products. This serum contains a mix of low molecular and high molecular hyaluronic acid.
In laymen’s terms, low molecular hyaluronic acid helps plump up the skin, while high molecular hyaluronic acid 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 wrinkly. If you were to apply hyaluronic acid to the berry, it would be revitalized to its natural state of plumpness and hydration. Could you guess the same goes for our skin?
Learn more about the benefits of hyaluronic acid and what other skin care ingredients to pair it with for optimal results!
Hyaluronic Acid is a Humectant
Hydrating to the max.
Ever heard of TEWL? TEWL stands for transepidermal water loss, which is how much water escapes the skin through evaporation.
Because a hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, it helps put your skin’s TEWL to a halt. The decreased speed of evaporation helps your skin maintain higher moisture levels and stay looking supple!
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 seems to be the root of all evil when it comes to skin concerns. Taking care of inflammation with hyaluronic aid has been saving grace for many!
Whether you’re treating eczema or psoriasis, hyaluronic acid has been shown to have potential to effectively treat various skin disorders rooted in inflammation.
In one study, subjects with eczema saw improvements in only two weeks! Other research supports that topical hyaluronic acid can be used to safely and successfully treat psoriasis.
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 hyaluronic acid a go!
Age-Delay, Postpone the Signs of Aging
Ah, aging… We can’t stop it, but we can postpone it; thanks to the advancement of skin care technology and knowledge today!
Hyaluronic acid’s hydrating nature deems it a star amongst anti-aging ingredients.
A study revealed that the use of 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, think of the long-term possibilities of hyaluronic acid use!
Another study done in Germany came to the conclusion that the use of four different face creams containing hyaluronic acid produced positive results for the participant’s skin. In three months time, participant’s 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.
Because our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, fear not with baby.
Hyaluronic acid is not only safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, but can be used liberally! The many skin changes causes 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 all of your other friends. Working as a powerful counterpart to countless skin care combos, hyaluronic acid can be paired with other skin care 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 an irritating ingredient, the implementation of hyaluronic acid 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 works boosts the skin’s hydration levels, while also regulating sebum production, fighting aging, stimulating collagen production, and more. Hyaluronic acid 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 it’s paired with hyaluronic acid, should be done in the evening. The sun is not an ally of retinol! Together, hyaluronic acid and retinol work in harmony to stabilize one another. The possible dryness and irritation caused by retinol is treated with the hydrating and soothing properties of hyaluronic acid.
Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum deeply penetrates the skin to to help it return to its natural plumpness! All skin types are encouraged to use this serum. Opt for continual use of topical hyaluronic acid to escape the pain, high price, and unwanted side effects inflicted by facial fillers.
Backed by science, hyaluronic acid isn’t only a trendy skin care ingredient, but it’s an essential for your skin care regimen!
Written by Sara Katharine Creamer