is an incredibly popular skincare ingredient, and most of us probably have it included somewhere in our routines, whether we realise it or not! It's not the newest, flashiest or most expensive ingredient out there, but it's tried and tested. Think of it as the old faithful in your regime. In case you don't know too much about it, here are the five things you should know.
It naturally occurs in our skin
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide in the body. It resides in the large spaces between our skin cells, where is gets to work doing a number of jobs.
But it doesn't stick around forever
You'll have noticed that the younger you are, the more supple and bouncy your skin is. This is because we are born with high levels of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin. However, all good things must come to an end, and our natural levels drop with age, most significantly after 40. This is why including it in your topical skincare regime can give skin a real boost.
It's incredibly hydrating
Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This means it can not only deeply hydrate the skin, but it can retain that moisture for longer to keep skin soft and smooth.
It can improve lines and wrinkles, hooray!
As it fills up the space between skin cells, Hyaluronic Acid helps to keep skin plump, which, in turn, softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It does brilliantly applied topically, but HA fillers can also be injected into wrinkles (if you dare!).
Don't be put off by the word 'acid'
When you think 'acid' in skincare, it tends to mean harsh, stripping and exfoliating products. This acid is the complete opposite to Glycolic and Salicylic. It's a powerful humectant so is great for most skin types!For more information on Hyaluronic Acid or to find the right product for you, call our skincare experts on 0113 282 3181.Written for you by:
Ellie, Face the Future