Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid
Anti-aging skin care products are so hot right now. Products that claim to keep the wrinkles away and turn back the hands of time. When you are looking at ingredients, what should you be looking for? Let's talk about hyaluronic acid (or commonly called HA) and why it's so popular.
HA is naturally found in our bodies. It is a substance that keeps our skin hydrated and youthful looking. As we age, our body's ability to produce hydration starts to slow down. This is one of the reasons we ultimately start to see fine lines.
Hyaluronic Acid is unique in that it holds an impressive amount of moisture- about 1,000 times its weight in water. Because of it's amazing water binding capacities, it can effectively provide hydration, helping our skin to look hydrated, glowing and strong.
So what does HA do in a moisturizer? When applied topically to your skin, it releases and expands into the epidermis to plump your tissues and give your complexion a dewy glow. What is even better? It's a gentle ingredient safe for all skin types, no matter its sensitivity or conditions and is effective at calming inflamed blemishes and red complexions.
Sometimes considered the fountain of youth, you can find HA in serums, moisturizers and injectables.
The simplest way to get a boost of HA is in a serum. Applied after cleansing the skin and before moisturizing to lock it in. Another way is getting dermal filler injections. Have you ever heard of Restylane or Juvédem? These injectables have HA in it, helping to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Now do you see why this ingredient is oh-so-amazing? You can find hyaluronic acid in a lot of products at the store, at your doctor's office and in your injectables. It's a complexion hydrating hero! This ingredient also plumps your skin and should be added into your skincare routine, especially if you are struggling with dry skin. Gentle, safe, and hydrating. It's a win all around. Healthy skin is hydrated and happy. That glow also makes you look younger!