Hyaluronic Acid – a very common skin-care ingredient that we see listed in products. In the past few years, this hydrating ingredient attracts and binds moisture and provides you a plumped, youthful skin.
Firstly, what exactly is HA?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. It is used as medicine is extracted from rooster combs or made by bacteria in the laboratory.According to webmd
But what does that really mean?
In layman term, it is a lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes. It’s main uses and benefits are keeping skin moist and lubricated and acts as a binder between skin + hydration.
Very similar to collagen and elastin, HA decreases as we get older. (sucks to be us) And this is also why, we rely on ingredients and products to ensure we maintain our youth.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Lack of moisture is one of the main culprit of ageing skin, which is why Hyaluronic Acid is one of the key ingredient in Anti-aging. We see all the other up names such as Peptide, Ceramidin, Niacinimide, Retinol, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, and the list goes on. But Hyaluronic Acid is the one ingredient that caters to all skin type, all age and it’s basically “back to basics”
- Repairs Skin
- Leaving skin soft, plump and radian
- Reduces wrinkles and laugh lines
- Lightweight and non-greasy
- Fast absorbing
- Easy to Apply
- Suitable for everyone
Are They Any Side Effects?
They are no known side effects for skincare products but Hyaluronic Acid is also found in fillers which could cause some swelling side effects.
What Products Should I Use?
There is a whole variety of serum, moisturiser, face mask, cleanser, toner and face mist, but the best way to incorporate HA into your skincare routine is a hydrating serum.