What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid has become a well known skincare ingredient. No skincare regime is complete without it.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide, a type of sugar. It is found naturally throughout our body tissues and organs. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, this means it can hold and draw moisture. Think of it as a sponge, it can hold 1000x it’s own weight in water.
It’s role in skincare is to draw moisture to keep our skin cells hydrated. Unfortunately our Hyaluronic acid levels reduce with age, so adding skincare products will have anti ageing benefits for our skin.
The main benefit of using Hyaluronic Acid is skin hydration. Think of it as a sponge, drawing water molecules, keeping our skin healthy and plump.
Reduced Appearance of Lines and Wrinkles
When skin is hydrated, lines and wrinkles appear less visible. A lot of fine lines can be the result of dehydrated skin. Our body’s natural Hyaluronic acid levels decrease as we age.
Prevents Dehydrated and Flaky Skin
Flaky skin occurs when our skin is not getting enough moisture. Not to be confused with dry skin, dehydrated skin is due to a lack of water. Dehydrated skin can cause our skins barrier to become impaired, leading to skin damage.
Skin Barrier Repair
When our skin is dehydrated, our skin barrier can become impaired. Our skin barrier is located at the epidermis, the top level of our skin and is responsible for protecting our skin from environmental damage. When our barrier is impaired, our skin can become inflamed and irritated. Hyaluronic acid can prevent and repair this.
Ideal for all Skin Types
Unlike some skincare ingredients, there is no side effects to using Hyaluronic acid. Sensitive and irritated skins can benefit from the nourishment Hyaluronic acid provides.
How can I add Hyaluronic Acid into my Skincare Routine?
Hyaluronic acid is found in many of our products, we recommend a serum to use AM and PM before moisturiser (if needed) and SPF. We have 5 to choose from:
Dermaquest Advanced B5 Hydrating Serum
With 40% Hyaluronic Acid combined with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), this serum plumps and hydrates.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Serum
Deeply hydrates the skin, enhances skin softness, firmness and elasticity. Thinner consistency than Dermaquest B5.
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator
This 2 in 1 product hydrates and exfoliates. Combines Hyaluronic Acid with Kombucha (enzyme). Used every day for 8 weeks, it is the equivalent of a skin peel.
SkinCeuticals H A Intensifier
10% Proxylane combined with Hyaluronic acid, this serum is the ultimate in anti ageing. Stimulating body’s own Hyaluronic acid, added liquorice and purple rice prevent the break down of Hyaluronic acid. Results show plump, firm skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
Think of it as a hydrator for sensitive skin. Added cucumber and thyme to calm and soothe.
You can also use Hyaluronic acid in a weekly at home treatment to boost hydration
Triple Effect Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Hydrating Mask
Hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration, plumping lines and wrinkles. Weekly treatment, leave on for 10-20minutes.
Treat from Within
Advanced Nutrition Programme
Skin Moisture Lock
An anti-ageing formula combining Hyaluronic acid with Ceramides. Improves wrinkle depth and smoothness hydrating from the inside out.
So if I buy hyaluronic acid cosmetic products over the counter will it be as effective?
No, we only use cosmeceutical classed products. Cosmeceuticals are different than regular cosmetics as:
- Higher strength
- Medical grade formulations
- Extensive clinical testing and research
- Able to penetrate deeper into the skin
Book your online consultation, where we can recommend the best Hyaluronic acid product for you!