It’s one of those skincare ingredients which definitely has ‘can’t do without’ status for anyone serious about skincare, but Hyaluronic Acid can be a confusing ingredient to understand, and not least because of its name. We’ve simplified it for you. Three stand-out benefits make this ingredient a skincare must-have and we’ve summarised them for you below. You can thank us later!
1: Hyaluronic Acid is a vital carbohydrate found naturally in skin which supports the structure of the organ. Its job is to keep every aspect of the skin stable and constantly renewed. It has the enormous capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture and is thus super-hydrating. One single molecule alone can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water! Because it is naturally present in the body, Hyaluronic Acid is suitable for virtually every skin-type.
2: You know how a baby’s skin looks so plump and deliciously dewy? That’s the hyaluronic acid effect, but unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic present in the skin diminishes with age. Incorporating hyaluronic into your skincare regime is therefore crucial to maintaining a youthful complexion.
3: In addition to retaining skin moisture, hyaluronic acid keeps collagen synthesis up, contributing to its anti-aging benefits for the skin. Higher levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid are related to skin that is more supple and resistant to wrinkles and fine lines. Not only is Hyaluronic Acid super-hydrating, it is also anti-ageing and has an instant plumping effect on the skin.