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Hyaluronic Acid

August 19, 2020

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, viscous substance naturally produced by the body for the purpose of lubrication and moisture. Approximately half of the body’s hyaluronic acid is present in the skin. The amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases with age and is further influenced by exposure to environmental factors such as smoke and pollution, and unfiltered ultraviolet light from the sun. Incorporating moisturisers and serums containing hyaluronic acid into our skincare routine helps to slow the decline. Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid delivers numerous significant benefits, including replenishing and maintaining skin’s moisture balance and aiding collagen production.

Benefits of hyaluronic acid

1. Replenishes and protects skin's moisture balance

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant with the unparalleled ability to restore large amounts of moisture to dry and dehydrated skin and to defend against water loss. Hydrating the skin helps minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid also revitalises the outer layers of the skin, helping to create a softer, smoother and more luminous complexion.

2. Targets visible signs of ageing

Hyaluronic acid helps to significantly reduce the visible signs of ageing, including loss of elasticity and firmness, which eventually contributes to the appearance of wrinkles. As a postbiotic, it helps to rebuild skin’s microbiome, thereby reinforcing its structure and resilience.

Its antioxidant properties help defend against environmental factors such as exposure to free radicals and unfiltered sunlight, which increase the rate of the ageing process by eroding the skin’s surface. For the most effective results, we recommend using hyaluronic acid alongside broad spectrum sun protection to shield against future environmental damage.

Is hyaluronic acid suitable for my skin type?

As hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body, it is compatible with all skin types, including sensitive and mature skin types, and skin that’s prone to eczema or rosacea.

Can hyaluronic acid be used alongside other products?

Hyaluronic acid works well in combination with other products. It is safe for use alongside other key actives such as antioxidants, ceramides, niacinamide, retinol and vitamin C.

How often should I apply hyaluronic acid?

You will see the best results if you regularly apply a product containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is gentle enough to use twice a day.