Hyaluronic Acid: An Introduction
Our own skin cells produce hyaluronic acid, in order to upkeep moisture levels in our skin; which are threatened by environmental factors and aging. Hyaluronic acid is a natural moisture binding ingredient.
How does it work?
Hyaluronic acid, also known as 'HA, acts as an attractor to moisture; helping your skin retain as much moisture from the environment as it can. Also referred to as a humectant- great for sufferers of dry/dehydrated skin, as it works to retain and maintain moisture. Hyaluronic acid serves the purpose of retiring plumpness, health and hydration to the skin.
Known for it's miraculous scientific properties, famous for its ability to retain 1000 times it's own weight in moisture, as one gram of 'HA can hold up to 6 litres of water. When applied by using topical skincare, hyaluronic acid doesn't strip the skin of anything unlike many other acids used to exfoliate the skin, and thus can be used daily. The great news is 'HA works well on any skin type.
Anti-Aging and Hydration Benefits
When the skin is well hydrated fine lines and wrinkles appear diminished. By restoring moisture to the skin, 'HA works to create a plump look to the skin as collagen and moisture is lost from the skin during the aging process; 'HA proves to show replenishing properties.
Hyaluronic acid proves to be a great moisture replenishing and absorbing ingredient to any skincare routing, and to reiterate- it works great with any skin type, even soothing redness and irritation prone skin that is sensitive. Most skin ailments are caused by lack of moisture, and dryness with symptoms such as itching, and flaking; which ultimately can be assisted by this ingredient.