Hyaluronic Acid- What’s the hype?
Trust us when we say, the first time we heard about Hyaluronic acid, we were a little skeptical of using it anywhere near our skin. But do you know this scary-sounding acid is already present inside your body and is actually magical for your thirsty-little faces?
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
It is a sugar molecule occurring naturally in our bodies (skin, joints and eyes). Its purpose is to keep your skin hydrated naturally and lubricate the joints. Hyaluronic acid can also be known as the moisture magnet for your skin. “It also helps support the structure of the skin by filling the space between collagen and elastin fibers, delivering nutrients, hydrating the skin, and acting as a cushioning agent,” says skin health expert Kate Somerville.
It has recently been recognised by the FDA and started being widely used in supplements, skin care and the beauty industry. As mentioned on the labels of your skin and beauty products, it is referred to as one of the most important active ingredients in skin care. It is said that the levels of hyaluronic acid tend to decrease with growing age. That is where this active ingredient shows more effective results. Which brings us to, who all can use this super ingredient.
What does Hyaluronic Acid do for your skin?
The reason you are seeing Hyaluronic acid everywhere is because it (obviously) has some mind-bending benefits.
- Keeps your skin moisturized- While drinking ample water is the best way to hydrate your body on the insides, not doing it results in visible dryness. Hyaluronic Acid helps in hydrating, retaining and regulating your skin’s moisture levels which further keeps your skin balanced.
- Gives a plump lift to your skin- It gives an instant supple feel to your skin which looks fresh, full and bouncy.
- Has anti-ageing properties- It is said to visibly reduce fine lines around your eyes and lips, hence helping reduce the wrinkles as well.
- Has antioxidant properties- It acts like a shield against free radicals we aren't in control of, like pollution and other aggressors.
- Can be used individually or combined- Hyaluronic acid can be applied independently as well as with Vitamin C Serum and Retinol too. The order to smear it on your face would be Vitamin C/Retinol first, then hydrate it with HA. Do not forget to moisturize afterwards to lock in the moisture.
Who all can use it?
Good news! People with all skin types can use this magical ingredient and include it in their skin care regimes religiously! It does do wonders for people with dry patches on their skin, but people with normal to even oily skin (Yes! You heard that right) can use it as diligently as they want. “Hyaluronic acid works for any skin type, says Dimitra Davidson 'even sensitive or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.”
Best skin care products with Hyaluronic Acid
Not only face serums, but lip masks, eye creams, youth creams, moisturizers, face masks, face wash and hand creams also have HA in them.
Here is a list of all natural, clean products that have the ‘it-ingredient’ in them-
This reviving moisturizer by Illana Organics adds that extra intense hydration, is value for money and bigger in size.
A shot of hydration for thirsty skin charged by Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful ingredient that acts as an invisible veil of hydration that attracts up to 1000 times its weight in water, thereby deeply hydrating skin. This serum leaves your skin hydrated and smooth, making it soft and supple.
A "breathing" intuitive, hydration seal for the skin. Shield skin from youth-robbing free radicals with this lightweight daily moisturizer.
A hydrating booster with a punch of Vitamin B5 that pulls moisture deep into the skin & lock-in there, leaving instant plump, baby-soft skin.
If there is one ingredient in skin care products which you should swear by to include in your skin care routine now, it should hands down be this sought after component- Hyaluronic Acid! We think the official catchphrase for hyaluronic acid as a whole should be Think HA, Think Hydration, what do you guys think?