What is it with everyone’s obsession with hyaluronic acid? We take a deep dive into this natural ingredient to discover why it is essential in any skincare regime
To help you understand the hype and interest around the ingredient, we have put together five reasons why hyaluronic acid should be included in your daily skincare routine.
Think of it as your skin drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water meaning it can saturate the skin, bind water to skin cells, and infuse all layers of the skin with rejuvenating moisture.
2. Your skin becomes resilient
Your skin contains a lipid barrier which is made up of fatty acids that trap in water and prevent irritants from entering the skin. This protects the skin from harmful material such as UV Rays and environmental factors which create fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid strengthens the skins lipid barrier, helping it to protect itself against pollutants and age-related factors.
3. Tighter skin tones
Unfortunately, as we age, the elastin in our skin begins to loosen. Hyaluronic acid helps to keep your skin plump, minimising the visible signs of ageing, keeping your skin looking fuller for longer.
4. Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles
Hyaluronic acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles absorbing moisture from the natural environment into the skin, creating a plumping effect.
It is important to note that when the skin is hydrated and protected, skin cell production increases as it is no longer fighting to maintain hydration levels.
5. Say no to dry skin
As hyaluronic acid contains a high level of moisture, the more you use it the less dry your skin becomes. The ingredient is constantly being compared to a sponge because when it is applied to dry skin it will absorb moisture from the environment around you, keeping your skin moisturised and hydrated throughout the day.
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful ingredient that has garnered a lot of attention over the past few years thanks to its intense moisturizing properties and anti-ageing capabilities. If your skin concerns include dry skin and ageing, consider adding hyaluronic acid into your skin care routine.
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