Hyaluronic acid is the skincare ingredient every woman should use. Regardless of your skin type this ‘liquid gold’ ingredient is integral to a healthy skincare routine. It is used in every good hydrating moisturiser, hydrating serum and is the key ingredient in dermal fillers such as Juvederm.
What does it do?
Hyaluronic acid is an essential hydrator that is found naturally in the skin. This glycosaminoglycan forms part of the building blocks of the human body. Found in muscle tissues, joints, collagen, organs and of course the skin. The molecule is most famous for its hydrophilic properties. Its ability to retain moisture is unparalleled – 1 gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold six litres of water. Any moisture that comes into its path is instantly absorbed and held on to by the molecule.
Most hyaluronic acid serums will have a watery gel texture that is absorbed almost instantly by the skin. It will give the skin a plump, smooth and hydrated appearance. It feels absolutely amazing on the skin and won’t leave a greasy or oily feel. Your skin will instantly drink this up! Continuous use will also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Although temporary, it definitely does soften and reduce those fine lines whilst using the product. The fine lines will become hydrated and the area will plump out.
Why is this ingredient so important?
This ingredient is so important because it regulates and feeds the skin the nourishment it needs. Our skin has a barrier that protects us from external damage and stops all the nasties from entering our body. Without moisture this barrier becomes intact and impaired. When the barrier function is impaired this can cause our skin to go into meltdown. Letting in bacteria that creates serious breakouts as well as other nasties that make the skin super sensitive, itchy, red and reactive.
Hyaluronic acid is awesome stuff! If you don’t have this product in your skincare drawer, you definitely need to rethink your beauty regime.
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