All You Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid
What is it? How does it work? Where do YOU buy it? Look no further because all you need to know about hyaluronic acid is right here.
The key substance responsible for skin moisture is hyaluronic acid. With unique properties in retaining water, this heavy-weight champion can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Hyaluronic acid is actually produced by our bodies naturally, and has been found to be a key molecule in skin ageing.
Anything with the word acid in it can be quite deterring and even frightening, but find comfort in the fact that our bodies naturally produce this.
While technically classified as an acid, Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t actually exfoliate, it combats excessive dryness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles by retaining moisture and plumpness in the skin.
HA acts as a humectant to draw moisture towards itself from our external environment but to also prevent moisture getting out, keeping you hydrated all day long
Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture.
It’s a great ingredient to use in conjunction with harsher exfoliants and retinoids as well because its moisturising properties help counteract irritation, redness, and dryness that usually surface when using retinol, AHA’s and BHA’s (Salicylic Acid).
More moisture in the skin means fine lines and wrinkles are plumped up giving a more youthful appearance.
Surprisingly, HA is a rare ingredient in the sense that its transformative powers work on just about every skin type without causing side effects (even the most sensitive and reactive skin types).
Here are the top 5 hyaluronic serums you need to know about:
1. Aesthetic Skin Hyaluronic Serum RRP: $49.95
Indoor heaters, air con, and blustery temps are no match for this game-changer. This product is extremely light weight and softly melts into your skin within seconds of application, to be applied before your moisturiser. Aesthetic Life’s Hyaluronic serum keeps your skin hydrated in a way that creates a healthy barrier to stop breakouts and prevents pollutants from entering the skin.
With its delicate, glossy texture, and added vitamins and minerals from Red algae for added protection, you will be sure to have your skin in check.
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