Hyaluronic Acid: Key ingredient of youthful skin
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural polysaccharide occurring in our skin, which is considered the most powerful moisturizer and humectant known by far. In fact, HA holds up 1.000 times its own weight in moisture. Its properties make it a crucial ingredient to have a moisturized, plumped, firmer-looking skin. Thus providing a youthful appearance with a luminous glow.
As nothing lasts forever, Hyaluronic Acid declines with age and external factors – sun exposure, pollution among others – and consequently our skin loses the ability to preserve its moisture, resulting in dryness, visible loss of subcutaneous volume and firmness and therefore, having dull skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid revitalizes the skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother and glowing hydrated. Is a safe and efficient active that will not trigger any adverse reactions, even on sensitive or acne prone skin. It works overtime by replenishing skin, resulting in a healthy look and feel. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and flaking.
Who Should Use Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is one of those rare ingredients that work wonders for all skin types:
- If you have oily skin, hyaluronic acid is a great way to hydrate skin without adding more oil to it.
- If you have dry skin, hyaluronic acid will replenish all the moisture your skin loses throughout the day, keeping it soft and smooth.
- If you have sensitive skin or rosacea, hyaluronic acid will soothe the inflamed areas and give you some much-needed comfort.
There’s only one caveat: hyaluronic acid will eventually be absorbed by the body. To reap its benefits, you must use it regularly. So, it’s no surprise that many beauty brands add hyaluronic acid into their products.