17 Jun Need to Know The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a superhero when it comes to ingredients in your skin care products. It’s superpower is its ability to attract and hold onto 1000x its weight in moisture. As you can imagine, this is fantastic for the look and feel of your skin. One gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water. Talk about super strength! The best part is that it attracts and retains just the right amount of moisture for your skin, without overdoing it.
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, a vital naturally occurring substance that works to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy. It is also a humectant, meaning hyaluronic acid draws moisture from its surroundings. This is especially beneficial for dry, dehydrated skin.
Hyaluronic acid has amazing anti-ageing properties. As we age our skin slowly loses the ability to retain as much moisture as it used to, leading to a visible loss of firmness and plumpness (aka the dreaded wrinkles). The fact that hyaluronic acid retains so much moisture allows for your skin’s outer layers to look revitalized, smoother and feel softer.
On top of this, the antioxidants in hyaluronic acid aid with mitigating sun damage and other environmental assaults. This does not mean you have permission to give up wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen! But, in combination, it goes a long way in keeping damage at bay.
HA is very gentle and can be used on all skin types, including those who are very sensitive, and those prone to redness.
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