Skincare Science: what is Hyaluronic Acid?
In today’s blog post, we’re lifting the lid on the science behind skincare and unlocking the secret to smooth, deeply hydrated and yes, flawless-looking skin. In the first of what will be a regular feature we’re discovering everything there is to know about Hyaluronic Acid. What it is, how it works, the results you can expect to achieve and our current favourite product featuring this miracle ingredient.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
To those of you who dropped out of beauty school before you got to the lesson on acids, there’s nothing to be scared about. This isn’t the kind of thing that strips paintwork. Far from it. It does, in fact, hold the secret to plump and dewy skin. Just like collagen, our body naturally produces Hyaluronic Acid but you guessed it, as we age, combined with the environment aggressors all around us, our levels begin to plummet. That results is dullness, fine lines and uneven skin texture, all of which contribute to the ageing process.
Hyaluronic Acid Is Critical For Maintaining Skin Hydration
It’s what’s known as a humectant which basically translates as a substance that locks onto moisture. It’s nothing short of a hero beauty product and should definitely be a key ingredient in your beautifying regime.
The Bit Where We Talk About Science
Hyaluronic Acid loves moisture which is a good thing. It locks onto it with magnetic force. Just one gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold a staggering six litres of water. Pretty impressive right? It can carry over a thousand times its own weight in water. We already know about the benefits of nature’s own miracle ingredient, H20. Our bodies struggle holding onto two litres of water, let alone six in one tiny gram. Minds officially boggled!
Why Is Hyaluronic Acid So Good For Your Skin?
If you’re not already committed to using Hyaluronic Acid, here are our top reasons why you need to include it, starting today!
Skin is more hydrated, plump and pillowy
Complexion smoother and flawless looking
No need to add your favourite insta filter
Lines and wrinkles appear reduced
Ideal for all skin types even sensitive and oily
Creates an effective barrier against pollution
But Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe To Use?
Can we get a “hell yeah”!
Sounds way scarier than it is. While some acids are used to strip the skin (in a beneficial way) this Acid isn’t about exfoliation, it’s all about gentle hydration. The older we get, the less Hyaluronic Acid we produce naturally. Cell turnover becomes more sluggish and hey presto, lines and rough texture begin to make an appearance.
Do you want to maintain that youthful glow? You know, that lit from within healthy dewiness? Then Hyaluronic Acid is the way to go. It literally puts moisture on lock-down!
Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The great news is that there are now tonnes of products out there featuring Hyaluronic Acid that you and your skin are in for a treat. The only problem is knowing where to start! We’re recommending a serum and you really can’t go wrong with Beauty Pie’s Triple Hyaluronic Acid & Peptide Serum. With a regular RRP of £60, members pay just £12.86, which is arguably more impressive than the results! Formulated containing innovating Swiss skincare technology, it has three weights of Hyaluronic Acid for deep and intense hydration.
We tried and we loved it. Product already on re-order. Use daily for visibly glowing and healthier looking skin. Your skin will literally drink this stuff up like a thirsty mutha!
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