Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid
This hydrating ingredient helps to draw moisture into the skin, plumping and smoothing the complexion for a youthful, radiant appearance. Ashleigh tells us why we need it, her favourite products which include it, and when to use them.
"Hydrated Skin is a Healthy Skin. When the skin is hydrated oil flow is balanced, fine lines are plumped, the skin is radiant. Vita C and Reinols and fancy ingredinets are exciting the hylaronic is such a vital step. So if you do not currently use a serum, a hylaouronic one is the place to start."
How Hyaluronic Acid Works
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that's found in the body, particularly in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes. It's a type of glycosaminoglycan, a complex sugar molecule that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. In skincare, it is a popular ingredient due to its hydrating and plumping properties. It works by binding to water molecules in the skin, helping to increase hydration levels and promote a plump, smooth complexion. This can be particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin, as well as for aging skin that has lost elasticity and firmness.
In addition to its hydrating properties, Hyaluronic Acid also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It can help to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness and inflammation, and protect against environmental damage. A real multi-tasking skincare MVP!
- Hyaluronic Acid works best when applied to freshly cleansed damp skin. So, soak or mist the skin first.
- Make sure you seal it in with moisturiser or oil on top.
- Alternate with your active ingredient. Example : if you are using retinol use it every other day. Not because you cant use together but to give the skin a rest, and support it’s hydration.
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