In the world of skincare, trendy ingredients come and go, and many of them should never have shown up in the first place… but NO toxins here. Lets get nerdy and talk about one of my long-time favorites today…Hyaluronic acid!
It’s one of the most extraordinarily beneficial ingredients for many reasons… Its calming, crazy hydrating, and it’s antioxidant properties are great for all skin types! Even for rosacea-prone and eczema-prone skin. Simply put, hyaluronic acid has powerful anti-aging properties and is also one of the premier hydrating ingredients for even oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin.
So, just how does this superstar ingredient work to deliver supple, healthy-looking, and less-lined skin? The answer is based on the science of skin, and is truly remarkable.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in skin that has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture. It works overtime by replenishing skin to enhance a healthy look and feel! It is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a fancy name for a vital natural substance that’s a youth-supporting part of skin. As the chief glycosaminoglycan in skin, hyaluronic acid works to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed. It is also WELL known for the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture.
This science-based magic lies in hyaluronic acid’s ability to replenish moisture… a LOT of moisture! One gram (0.03 ounce) of hyaluronic acid can hold up to SIX LITERS of water. Now that really is mind-blowing! But what’s even more impressive is that hyaluronic acid can do this for skin without tipping the scales and giving skin too much water. Surprisingly, too much water is a problem for skin because it causes key substances holding skin’s surface intact to break down.
Hyaluronic acid’s moisture-binding characteristic is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging. One of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. As we age, our skin loses the ability to maintain this vital, plumping moisture as well as it once did. The result is visible loss of firmness, pliability, and diminished appearance of plumpness and suppleness. H.A. can enhance moisture content beyond comparison with anything else, and at the same time revitalize skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and, radiantly hydrated! That’s how it instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I’ve been using HA before moisturizer and primer… but sometime in the month of June I’ll be able to share with you a toxin free moisturizer that INCLUDES this fantastic ingredient and eliminates one full step from my routine.