Hyaluronic Acid: Sounds scary but secretly holds the key to
smooth, flawless and hydrated skin. Naturally found in our bodies
(see not scary!), the popular skin-care ingredient is commonly
found in serums, sheet masks, and moisturizers. The ingredient
binds to water to plump up your skin and give it that dewy, glowy
effect. But it does so much more than give you a boost of
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the
skin. It helps to bind water to collagen, locking it into the skin
and making it appear plumper and more hydrated. On one side, it
binds to the collagen and on the other side, links to water
molecules, resulting in the skin plumpness.” As a
glycosaminoglycan (fancy name for a naturally occurring substance)
hyaluronic acid works to keep every aspect of skin stable,
safeguarded, and constantly renewed.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so important?
As we age, we lose collagen and start producing less and less
hyaluronic acid. This causes the skin to become dehydrated and
wrinkles to come out more. By using hyaluronic acid daily, you’ll
firm the skin around your eyes, decrease puffiness, and soften fine
lines on the rest of the face. It penetrates the skin easily, which
is why it works so well in skincare products!
Who Should use Hyaluronic Acid?
Everyone! Everyone should use hyaluronic acid. In general, the
ingredient is nonirritating and does not trigger acne, rosacea, or
allergic skin reactions. With all products, there is a small chance
of adverse side effects if not using a pure HA, however, the likely
hood of this is very small since our body naturally produces
People with dry or more mature skin will benefit the most from
Hyaluronic Acid. As it will replace what their body isn’t
producing. Hydrating skin-care ingredients, including hyaluronic
acid, glycerin, colloidal oatmeal, urea, propylene glycol, and
sorbitol all act as ‘humectants’ that attract water to the skin
in an effort to hydrate it. Double check that your products have at
least one of these ingredients in the top 5 ingredients list.
Products such as eye cream, moisturizers, and serums should
definitely have hydrating ingredients like the ones listed
You May Recognize Hyaluronic Acid from Something Else
Hyaluronic Acid is in the fillers we use! Hence, ‘HA’
(Hyaluronic Acid) dermal filler. In its injectable form, HA
presents as a gel-like substance and helps to add volume, smooth
over, and fill out deep wrinkles. Pro Tip: Remember how I said HA
is attracted to water? If you still super hydrated when you have
facial fillers, it will appear plumper/more filled out!
For More Information:
What is Hyaluronic Acid and How Does it Benefit your Skin?
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