If you haven’t heard of this powerhouse skincare ingredient, prepare to be amazed. Often considered the holy grail of humectants, hyaluronic acid is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in the entire body and the skin.
In the body, it acts as a lubricant to help the joints, muscles, and nerves function smoothly. In the skin, it replenishes moisture deep within the skin to help plump and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The younger you are, the more hyaluronic acid your body contains. Think of a baby’s plump, soft skin. As we age, the skin’s ability to retain water and naturally produce hyaluronic acid declines, which can exacerbate dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
The Miracle Hydrator
As a skincare ingredient, hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to an incredible 1,000 times its weight in water! It has intensely hydrating properties and actually draws water in to your skin, preventing moisture loss. Our bodies also naturally lose about one pint of water a day, which can affect your skin’s level of hydration.
Moisture Barrier Strengthener
Hyaluronic acid also strengthens your skin’s natural moisture barrier, the outermost layer of your skin and your first line of defense against environmental aggressors. When your moisture barrier is intact, your skin looks and feels smooth, soft, and plump. If your moisture barrier is damaged, your skin looks dry and rough.
The more damaged the moisture barrier, the harder it is to reverse issues like dehydration. Hyaluronic acid fills in the spaces between skin’s essential support structures, keeping your moisture barrier strong. The moisture barrier can also be compromised daily by environmental factors like indoor heating, sun exposure, dehydration, and pollution.
For All Skin Types
While it may seem overly hydrating, hyaluronic acid is actually the perfect all for all skin types. There’s a common misconception that acne-prone and oily skin types should avoid moisture, but the truth is that drier skin produces more oil, making it prone to breakouts.
What makes hyaluronic acid so amazing for breakout-prone skin is that it’s lightweight, non-comedogenic and absorbs directly into the skin, instead of sitting on top of it.
The Serum Solution
So what’s the best way to use this dream ingredient? the easiest way for your skin to absorb the benefits of hyaluronic acid is with a serum formulation. Serums have the ability to deliver potent ingredients directly to the face in larger quantities Our Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum is the perfect choice as it is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with its boost of hyaluronic acid.
It also contains a potent antioxidant complex that helps protect skin from future signs of aging and defend skin against environmental stressors.