A substance produced by our bodies to hydrate our skin
- Changes the depth of wrinkles
- Increases moisture levels
- Increases elasticity around the eye
- Absorbs into the skin better
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan found throughout the body’s connective tissue and joints. Glycosaminoglycans are simply long unbranched carbohydrates, or sugars, called polysaccharides. This naturally occurring substance works to help retain the much-needed moisture, but as we get older the levels tend to deplete which can lead to dullness and loss of elasticity along with fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is the main component of what gives your skin structure, and is responsible for that plump and hydrated look. Found in a whole load of products, its primary function is restoring and retaining moisture and is suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive, acne-prone skin.
It’s one of the most hydrating ingredients, but if misused, hyaluronic acid can actually dry out your skin.
There’s no doubt about the efficacy of hyaluronic acid; hailed as a skincare hero by experts and dermatologists alike, it’s a humectant (meaning it helps reduce the loss of moisture) that can hold up to 1000x its own weight in water.
“It’s a water-holding gel with the ability to hold 1000 times its own weight in moisture. When it’s applied topically, skin acts as a highly-effective barrier and those hyaluronic acid molecules are too big to squeeze through the dermis (the layer of skin beneath the epidermis), which is where it needs to be to help plump lines and wrinkles.” - Dr Sam Bunting
So instead, it sits on the skin’s surface and acts as a moisturiser through its humectant (water-attracting) properties.
“That means it draws water into skin to keep it hydrated, supple and makes sure it keeps it functioning effectively as a barrier,” says Dr Bunting.
You can use it as often as you like. We recommend applying it twice per day, once in the morning and once at night.
If you’re applying Hyaluronic Acid to a very dry face, it can actually end up drawing moisture from the deeper levels of your skin, which in turn will cause more harm than good and leave your complexion feeling tight and uncomfortable.
It’s a problem that usually occurs when humidity levels are extremely low – meaning there’s a lack of moisture in the air.
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