– Hyaluronic Acid-
What if I told you there is a single ingredient that has the power to hold almost 1,000 times its weight in water? Would you believe me? Imagine what something like that can do to hydrating the face or other sensitive areas? Well we won’t keep you waiting any longer … We are going to highlight a key ingredient in some of our products that provide amazing benefits to your skin.
We are talking about hyaluronic acid!
What is it? Similar to growth factors and other things we have previously talked about in our blog, hyaluronic acid is also naturally produced by our bodies. Our bodies know best and always know what we need. Most of the acid is found in our skin, connective tissues and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues lubricated and binds to water to plump up your skin and give you that glowing effect.
With so many special properties it is easy to see that hyaluronic acid acts as a humectant or a moisturizing agent. Think of a humectant like millions of microscopic sponges on your face that draw in moisture and lock it in. That alone would be worthy of praise, but hyaluronic acid doubles down by both moisturizing and protecting. The epidermis (or top layer of our skin) is constantly being bombarded with multiple toxins and other environmental pollutants. By locking in moisture to the skin’s natural barriers it helps slow down the deterioration of the lipid barriers that fortify and protect the skin.
With 1,000 times its weight in water, all that moisture locked into the skin leads to spectacular benefits for the skin. It can lead to the appearance of tighter skin and help with overall complexion. In addition to appearance, hyaluronic acid locks in a silky and smooth texture for longer. No wonder it has become the leading ingredient in moisturizers!
More importantly hyaluronic acid is also a main ingredient in a lot of anti-aging products, and for good reason. A recent study showed that hyaluronic acid can significantly decrease the depth of wrinkles. There is no need to worry about hyaluronic acid interfering with your other products. It can be combined or paired with procedures like peels, vitamins, acids without the risk of allergic reactions. The only thing you cannot mix it with is products with low pH levels like glycolic acid.
As we grow older our bodies naturally start to produce less hyaluronic acid which leads to our skin becoming dehydrated quicker. On top of this, weather changes like freezing cold or even the heaters used during the wintertime can cause tiny cracks in the skin allowing moisture to easily escape.
Hyaluronic acid is so important we made it the second most concentrated ingredient in our groundbreaking Cell Repair Serum Clinical Strength formula. Find out how our Avenoir Clinical Strength Serum could be your new favorite product!