October 13, 2016

Ingredient To Know: Hyaluronic Acid

One of the best skincare ingredients to be in your products, Hyaluronic Acid offers multiple benefits for any skin type and comes packed with anti-aging, youth-enhancing properties. Hyaluronic acid (or HA for short) is a sugary molecule and natural element that occurs  in our skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate your joints and keep things full of moisture so they stay in the right shape in the right place.

The magic of this ingredient lies in its ability to retain moisture: close to 1000 times its weight in water, to be specific. This attribute of hyaluronic acid is stunningly important with regard to skin aging because one of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. We can’t stress enough how important this is because as we age, our skin doesn’t maintain moisture as well as it once did, resulting in a loss of firmness, pliancy, and suppleness.

Hyaluronic acid can help enhance moisture content beyond compare and at the same time revitalize skin’s outer layer to look and feel softer, smoother, and especially appear plumper! It also has many other benefits including providing antioxidant defense against environmental assault.

Our favourite skin product that includes hyaluronic acid is Skinceutical’s Phyto Corrective Gel which contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, and other botanical ingredients, making it an ideal moisturizer for sensitive skin. It also features mulberry to help minimize the appearance of discoloration and promote a clear, fresh-looking complexion.