Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a moisture binding ingredient that keeps your skin plump and young looking. It occurs naturally in our skincells providing moisture, plumpness and firmness. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water and penetrate through deep layers of our skin. Unfortunately, HA diminishes after we turn 40. Fillers can replace the HA that has been lost but for a more natural alternative you can topically apply serums & moisturizers that contain HA to help you achieve the look of younger looking skin. Using a topical HA can help to hydrate skin, improve elasticity and even help with sun damage.
Topical HA products have now been taken to a new level (giving fillers a run for their money). Here is an excerpt from a recently published article on ALLURE’s website:
Thanks to new formulations with super-high concentrations and stronger structures of hyaluronic acid, the scientists behind the latest skincare products like Skinmedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, which are designed to be applied directly on those irksome lines, may have figured out a way to nix the needles while still delivering similar line-erasing results. “The thing with hyaluronic acids is that they’re not created equal,” Kenneth Beer, a dermatologist in West Palm Beach, and Jupiter, Florida, tells Allure. “They can be very small molecules that really do nothing, or larger molecules that can help attract water and plump the skin. What’s happening is that the technology needed to bring bigger molecules through the skin has evolved so we’re starting to see topical solutions getting better.”
When looking for a serum, moisturizer or eye cream, make sure one of the first ingredients is hyaluronic acid and see your skin turn back time.
Warrior tip: When layering products, always use thinner products followed by heavier products.