We have all heard of Hyaluronic Acid, but what is this ingredient that seems to be present in so many skincare products? And what is it doing for our skin?
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Although it has an intimidating name, Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our body known for its capacity to attract and hold up to 1000x its weight in water. It works overtime by replenishing skin to enhance a healthy, supple look and feel.
As we age, the skin’s ability to hold moisture lessens, which in turn results in fine lines, loss of tone and firmness, making the skin look dull and flaky and also aged.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is well known for its skin benefits, especially to hydrate dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing. It is like giving the skin a massive drink of water!
Hyaluronic acid benefits sensitive skin by adding hydration. It helps protect the lipid barrier (responsible for protecting the skin from all the outside aggressors that can damage its surface and cause skin sensitivity).
Oily skin types especially lack moisture because of the harsh ingredients often used to control oil; this is where Hyaluronic Acid is beneficial in the treatment of oily/congested skin types. It provides the hydration for the skin without being greasy or clogging the skin. It is essential for skin function and helps to stabilise oily skin types.
Hyaluronic acid is also very well known in the world of cosmetic injectables. It is the main ingredient in all the products on the market that add volume - plump lips, cheeks, and face contouring have become very popular thanks to Hyaluronic Acid.
How to use Hyaluronic Acid?
Start by adding your Hyaluronic acid into your regime once per day. Once you gauge how your skin takes to it, you can increase to using it morning and night.
Let us look at some of the best Hyaluronic products for the skin.
This lightweight, fast absorbing serum is the perfect addition to any skin care regiment. Its super-hydrating properties make Hydrating Serum a suitable alternative to a cream-based moisturiser for those with oily skin, as well as the ideal choice for those with extremely dry, dehydrated and devitalised skin.
Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum is a long lasting serum which floods the skin with hydration, replenishes from within, and helps prevent future dehydration - creating a healthy circular and sustained hydration flow.
Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum is an innovative serum that provides the skin with intense and sustainable hydration and 'flash' fills to reduce the appearance of fine dehydration lines and promote overall radiance to the skin.
Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense is the original hyaluronic acid serum – supercharged. Harnessing all of the hydration power of best seller, Hydr8 B5, with added Natural Moisturising Factors alongside a potent triple-action hydration booster; it is the ultimate antidote for parched, dry skin.
About the Author
With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!
Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.