Why You Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is worth your attention.
While it is an “acid”, it is not irritating, rather it makes skin soft and dewy without greasiness. It does this by holding a fair amount of water compared to its’ weight, so when I apply it over my just-washed damp skin, it plumps the skin, giving a bit of a “lift” and immediately reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Hyaluronic is a moisture magnet. It holds one-thousand times its’ weight in water, which is so much moisture that when applied to the skin, wrinkles and fine lines just plump up like a temporary filler, and skin imperfections seem to disappear within minutes.
Unlike when using a filler, the skin retains its’ natural expression; it is just soft, supple, dewy and so plump with moisture that the face (or neck or decolletage) appears lifted, plump and smooth. If you have chronically lined, wrinkled lips like me, a dab of Hyaluronic acid cream or serum smooths them right out, plumping lips more naturally or evenly than a plumping lip gloss.
Helps Active Ingredients Penetrate Deeper
The second benefit to Hyaluronic Acid is that this moisture-holding property gives it the ability to penetrate deep into the skin, almost serving as a microscopic transport system by pulling active ingredients that would not otherwise pass the skin barrier if they were not within the Hyaluronic Acid moisture content.
When collagen-producing ingredients seep deeper into the skin and make collagen at lower levels of the skin which creates better support for the “scaffolding” of the face.
Hyaluronic also has many skin benefits on its’ own. Our body makes less natural Hyaluronic Acid as we age, but the topical replacement of this acid is very effective. But there is some variety in cost and quality amongst Hyaluronic Acids, so finding the best cost-effective Hyaluronic Acid means you can afford to use it daily and derive the most benefit.
I’m always happy to see an active ingredient paired with Hyaluronic Acid because I know the Hyaluronic will enable the best results possible.
How to Best use Hyaluronic Acid
Proper use of Hyaluronic Acid maximizes the benefits. Using Hyaluronic Acid incorrectly can actually make skin look temporarily drier. Read the article How to Best Use Hyaluronic Acid for our best Hyaluronic Acid skin care tips.