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Hyaluronic Acid: What is it?

Maxwell Thompson
7th Jun 2019

Hyaluronic Acid: What is it?

Hyaluronic acid has been a buzz word in the beauty industry for a while now, but it is also a must-have ingredient, providing essential moisture that your skin craves. Plus, it’s really easy to add into your routine.

So, what exactly is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body that supports the skins matrix. It acts somewhat like a magnet drawing in and retaining moisture and binding this to the skin to instantly improve the skin’s hydration levels. A gel-like water-holding molecule, it is a moisture-binding ingredient that helps keep skin plump and hydrated. Each individual molecule of hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

That ratio looks like 1gram of HA = 6 Litres of H2O!!

What are the benefits? 💁‍♀️

  • You’ll notice a real difference in the way your skin feels; softer and plumper and it’ll also look much brighter as well.
  • It attracts water in the atmosphere, essentially replenishing lost water in the skin throughout the day, imagine it like a sponge, holding vast amounts of water in the skin.
  • It’s a natural skin plumper!! So those fine lines and wrinkles that we all hate, get all nicely plumped up and appear less obvious – winner!
  • Due to it’s ability to draw in, attract and retain moisture, it’s an excellent ingredient to put on before your serums, moisturiser and SPF as it will greatly improve their own hydrating benefits.

Can anyone use Hyaluronic acid?

No matter who you are, or what your age, you can always benefit from added hydration in your skin. Nonetheless, as we age our bodies natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down, so it’s essential to utilise a hyaluronic acid in your skin care routine as you get older.

How should I fit it into my daily skincare routine?

It can be used both morning and night and as often as you like. If it’s in the form of a hyaluronic acid serum, apply it to dry skin after cleansing and before moisturising.

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