Hyaluronic Acid - The key to smoother & more hydrated skin

What is Hyaluronic Acid? 

We've been hearing a lot about Hyaluronic Acid for quite a while now. So, what’s the hype and what is Hyaluronic Acid exactly? 

Pronounced hi-ah-lew-ron-ic, Hyaluronic Acid (commonly abbreviated as HA) is a naturally occurring substance produced by our skin cells that retains moisture.  


Around 50% of our body’s total HA is present in the skin but as the skin ages, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid gradually decreases. This causes imperfections such as age wrinkles, expression lines, and a loss of volume (emptying and skin depressions), especially on cheekbones, cheeks, and lips. 

When our natural HA inevitably decreases, we can apply HA products topically to keep our skin hydrated and improve its elasticity. 

How does it work? 

Hyaluronic Acid filling properties are linked to its capability to bind water molecules in the surface of the skin. That is why it effectively plumps up the skin when you're most hydrated. Hyaluronic Acid can be now found in various skincare & beauty products such as serums, face masks, hydrating gels, and face creams. 


3 Hyaluronic Acid Benefits for your skin:   

      1. Hydration

By increasing and retaining skin moisture, Hyaluronic Acid improves and nourishes the skin on a surface level.

      2. Anti-aging 

Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and decrease the depth of wrinkles by creating a plumping effect. 

      3. Smoother skin 

Elastin production in the skin decreases with age. HA helps with a tighter skin tone, increase in skin elasticity as well as smoothness.  


Skin elasticity pinch test! 

How do you check skin elasticity? Try this: 

  1. Flatten your palm on a surface. Pinch and hold the skin on top of your hand.
  2. Release it after a few seconds. 

As we age, the skin takes longer to flatten back out. 

HA has many benefits but before including an HA product in your skincare regiment, our suggestion is to consult with your dermatologist and/or speak with a skincare consultant. 

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