Hyaluronic Acid | The Anti-Ageing Genie
First off, don’t let the word “acid” fool you. Hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping at all. It is essential for both the quality of your skin structure and its bounce. Hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate has become an increasingly popular ingredient in serums for its superpower humectant and anti-ageing abilities.
What is a ‘humectant’? It is a substance used to reduce the loss of moisture keeping the skin hydrated and plump. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold 1000x it’s weight in water! Hyaluronic is a moisture magnet superstar! It holds the key to smooth, flawless and hydrated skin! I
Now for the science bit. A single gram of hyaluronic acid has the impressive ability to hold up to six (yes, I said 6) litres of water. Add to that, a super smart ability to regulate that moisture within the cells, so as not to drown them, and you’ve got one genius ingredient! Impressed yet? Read further for more awesome anti-ageing benefits and facts on hyaluronic acid.
12 Amazing Anti-Ageing Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
LIPID BARRIER ENHANCEMENT
LESS VISIBLE FINE LINES & WRINKLES
STIMULATES SKIN CELL REGENERATION
TIGHTER SKIN TONE
IMPROVES ELASTIN & COLLAGEN
IMPROVES ABSORPTION OF OTHER SERUMS
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WHERE IN THE BODY IS HYALURONIC FOUND?
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Hyaluronic serum has the amazing ability to deliver vast amounts of moisture to the skin as it’s able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. This makes hyaluronic acid an anti-ageing superstar!
Why? Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it attracts and locks moisture in the skin. What’s more, hyaluronic acid is a “smart nutrient” of sorts as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity, relative to the season and the climate.
If you’re living in a drier climate, then it is advisable to seal in your hyaluronic acid serum with a moisteriser (preferably organic) or oil-serum to avoid a drying effect as it will pull moisture from the skin if there isn’t sufficient moisture in the air. When living in a humid environment, this is normally not an issue.
Hyaluronic acid helps to improve your skins moisture content and thus strengthens your skins barrier. A healthier barrier means plumper, smoother, younger looking skin!
Seal in with your favourite organic oil, serum or moisteriser. Make sure your products contain no syntetic ingredients such as parabens, mineral oils, fillers, colourants or GMO’s.
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