The skincare ingredient commonly found in your skincare favourites is such an important addition to your daily skin-care regimen. Thats because Hyaluronic Acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, binds to water to plump up your skin and give it that dewy, glowy effect.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, and helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so the skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated. The collagen in our dermis forms the structure of the skin, natural Hyaluronic Acid is bound to collagen on one side and links to water molecules on the other, giving the skin its plumpness.
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so important?
We lose collagen and Hyaluronic Acid naturally, as we age, so the skin becomes dehydrated more easily. Harsh weather, certain skincare products, and underlying skin conditions can cause tiny breaks in the protective skin barrier, allowing water to escape.
Hydrating skin care ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Colloidal Oatmeal, Urea, Propylene Glycol and Sorbitol all acts as humectants that attract water to the skin in an effort to hydrate it. These ingredients are widely used in products such as moisturisers, eye creams and serums. Using such products not only on the face but also around the eyes increase moisture to reduce puffiness and soften fine lines.
Hyaluronic Acid penetrates easily, which is why it works amazingly when applied topically. The skin is the largest organ in the body and absorb up to 60 percent of nutrients we apply to it. Additional perks of Hyaluronic Acid include its lightweight, watery nature, and ability to lock in moisture from the environment and deeper dermis to fully hydrate the skin.
Who should use hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is great for all skin types at all age ranges!
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Much love…Alice xxx