What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a molecule naturally produced by your body, living mostly in your skin, joints, and eyes. Found naturally in the skin, this gel-like, water-binding molecule is blessed with the ability to hold 1000 times its own weight in water. Think of it like a sponge that soaks up liquid and keeps it there.
Why we want as much Hyaluronic Acid as we can get…?
It’s essential for maintaining hydration in the skin. The fact that it not only attracts water but then keeps it there makes it an essential multi-tasker. Hyaluronic Acid also boosts Collagen production and maintains skin elasticity, plumpness and bounce. It also fights free radicals, and even acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to soothe and calm skin against the elements
How Hyaluronic Acid will make you more beautiful?
Able to hold huge amounts of moisture (1,000 times its weight in water), HA makes an incredibly good moisturiser for your skin when applied topically. To put it simply, it turns your skin into a heavily saturated sponge, and the more moisture it holds, the plumper your skin gets, and the less visible fine lines become. Dry patches will disappear, and your skin will look firmer and more youthful.
At what age should people start using ha to prevent aging?
Our collagen levels start to decline naturally at this age, providing less structure to the skin. Wrinkles begin to form, and joints become less limber. It all accelerates with sun exposure, drinking, and smoking.
What Other Ingredients Does Hyaluronic Acid Work Best With?
Alpha hydroxyl acids provoke skin cell turnover to help exfoliate skin for a brighter and more even skin tone. However, these acids can be drying on the skin, so including hyaluronic acid is a great way to enjoy the benefits of AHA's without dehydrating the skin.
Hyaluronic acid also works well alongside other anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin C. This pairing together encourages and protects collagen, whilst hydrating and brightening aging skin.