Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in skin known for its fabulous capacity to attract and hold onto 1000x its weight in moisture. It works overtime by replenishing skin to enhance a healthy, supple look and feel.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
In the world of skin care, trendy ingredients come and go (and many of them never should have been popular to begin with!). Research shows that hyaluronic acid is not just a trend; in fact, it’s one of the best skin care ingredients you can use.
Hyaluronic acid is a vital naturally-occurring substance that’s part of skin’s youth-supporting matrix of collagen and elastin. It works hard to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed.
Hyaluronic acid also draw moisture from it’s surroundings which is especially beneficial for dehydrated, dry skin.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Help Dry, Dehydrated Skin?
So, what does hyaluronic acid do? The magic (science) lies in hyaluronic acid’s ability to replenish a LOT of moisture. Did you know that 0.03 oz. of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six LITRES of water. Talk about mind-blowing!
Hyaluronic acid also revitalizes skin’s outer surface layers, so they look and feel softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated. This instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Anti-Aging Benefits
Hyaluronic acid’s moisture-binding characteristic is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging. When we’re young, our skin can hold onto water and retain a balanced amount of moisture, but it loses this ability as we age. The result is a visible loss of firmness and a diminished appearance of plumpness and suppleness (hello, wrinkles).
Sun exposure, environmental stress and not-so-good lifestyle choices weaken the skin’s surface and causes accelerated aging. Hopefully you already know that daily use of a SPF and avoiding harsh skin care ingredients is a must for fighting these things, but you might not know that hyaluronic acid’s antioxidant and skin-replenishing properties go a long way toward lessening those issues, too.
Now that’s what we call a multitasking anti-aging ingredient!