The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare
We’ve all heard about Hyaluronic Acid and its ability to hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. But what does this actually mean for our skin? Known for its ability to plump, smooth and soothe skin, Hyaluronic Acid is one of the best – and most frequently used – skincare ingredients available.
So why should you include this multi-tasking super ingredient in your skincare routine? We take a look at why you should introduce this super humectant into your skincare routine and how to find the right HA serum from the SkinCeuticals range, suited to your skin type.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a carbohydrate molecule that’s naturally found within the body and skin. Interestingly, the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid can be found within fluids in the eye and joints, as it has an unparalleled ability to keep the body lubricated and moist. This is what makes it such an effective way of hydrating the skin.
The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
There are many benefits to using topical Hyaluronic Acid, whether you choose to apply it in the form of a serum, mask or moisturiser. When you apply topical HA, you can maintain skin moisture levels and help skin to appear smoother and more plumped. It can also help to improve the appearance of the signs of ageing including fine lines and deep wrinkles.
Who can use Hyaluronic Acid?
Thanks to the gentle nature of this skin-loving humectant, Hyaluronic Acid is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and blemish-prone skin.
Which Hyaluronic Acid serum is best?
The inclusion of a Hyaluronic Acid serum in your daily skincare routine can support moisture retention, helping to maintain hydration and skin’s plump appearance. At Face the Future, we're big fans of the range of Hyaluronic Acid serums from SkinCeuticals, which can help to address a range of specific needs and concerns.
Suitable for: targeting signs of ageing
SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier is a powerful corrective serum that helps amplify skin’s Hyaluronic Acid levels to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and texture.
It’s formulated with a high concentration of 1.3% pure Hyaluronic Acid and a blend of 10% Proxylane™ and 2% Licorice Root Extract that work together to preserve and support HA levels.
It’s been proven to restore plumpness, elasticity and firmness in the skin by helping to support skin’s Hyaluronic Acid levels. The serum effectively delivers surface hydration to the skin, improves the appearance of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and marionette lines for a more refined complexion.
How to use: Apply 4-6 drops to clean, dry skin every morning and evening. Use as a serum before applying your usual moisturiser. Can be applied to the entire face or just to targeted areas.
Suitable for: dry and dehydrated skin
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 serum replenishes skin’s hydration levels by binding moisture to the skin, leaving it feeling supple and smooth. The formulation is enriched with Vitamin B5 and Hyaluronic Acid, which leaves skin moisturised, feeling smooth and hydrated.
The non-oily gel texture of Hydrating B5 serum is ideal for daily use on its own or in conjunction with moisturisers for extra hydration.
How to use: Apply 2-3 drops to cleansed skin and gently press or massage into the skin.
Suitable for: irritated and sensitive skin
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective is a light, oil-free gel that contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to help soothe and calm irritated skin. This calming combination of ingredients helps to comfort irritated skin and promote a clear, fresh looking complexion.
It’s enriched with naturally derived botanical extracts including cucumber and thyme, olive oil extract and Hyaluronic Acid, making it an ideal moisturiser for sensitive skin. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective also improves the appearance of uneven skin tone. Whether it’s sun damage or blemishes that have left a mark on your skin, plant glycosides work to minimise skin discolouration for a clear complexion. The multi-tasking serum is also suitable for blemish-prone skin, as well as sensitive skin types.
How to use: Place 3-5 drops in the palm of the hand and use fingertips to apply the product to the face or other problem areas. Use twice daily.
Suitable for: restoring moisture and radiance
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator is a dual-action serum that works to reinforce skin's natural barrier for a healthier and more radiant complexion. The serum simultaneously exfoliates skin and replenishes moisture while visibly diminishing any surface lines.
How to use: Apply a few drops to cleansed skin and massage in until absorbed once or twice a day for best results.
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Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future
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