Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (that’s a mouthful!) - a powerful substance found naturally in your skin. It is as a humectant, meaning that it draws moisture from its surrounding environment.
Hyaluronic acid is an excellent ingredient to add to your skincare routine. It moisturizes using the water that’s already in your body, drawing up moisture from the deep layers of the skin.
And it’s extremely effective: just one gram (0.03oz) of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water, and it’s capable of binding 1,800 times its own weight in water - whoa!
This makes it the perfect solution for a non-greasy, ultra-dewy glow.
When you're young, your cells are great at holding onto water and moisture. On top of that, you naturally have fairly high levels of hyaluronic acid in your skin.
Unfortunately, you have to deal with a lot of things that lower those levels (aging, pollutants, sun exposure, and environmental aggressors - yuck!). And that’s where things like sensitivity, fine lines, and uneven texture rear their ugly heads.
When this happens, hyaluronic acid can replenish your skin's moisture and provide long-lasting hydration, plumping away fine lines and wrinkles. So if you want to maintain a youthful glow, incorporating hyaluronic acid is a great place to start.
There’s dry skin and then there’s dehydrated skin - skin that’s tight, rough, and that doesn’t respond to surface moisturizers.
That’s where hyaluronic acid comes in.
Since it can penetrate deep into the skin - and hold over 1,000 times its weight in water - it moisturizes in a way that other ingredients just can’t and locks in much-needed moisture.
Even better? It can actually regulate moisture levels within your cells so you don’t get too much. It’s win-win.
This stuff isn’t just great for skincare. In fact, hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the eyes and joints, and it’s often used:
Don’t let the term “acid” fool you - hyaluronic acid will never strip or irritate the skin.
On top of that, it works for all skin types - even sensitive, break-out prone, or oily.