Hyaluronic acid has become an anthem amongst skincare lovers, dermatologists, and influencers, the high number of sales of products containing this acid is not shocking, because it is highly effective, as we age, the production of key substances in the skin, including hyaluronic acid (along with collagen and elastin), decreases. As a result, our skin loses volume, hydration, and plumpness.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid according to nature, occurs in the human body – it acts as a magnet, drawing in and retaining moisture in a binding process that instantly improves skin’s hydration levels. This dominant lubricant can hold up 1000 times its weight in water, this means it can revive the most dehydrated skin, feeding it with moisture to give it that glow that shines and beams with youth and radiance.
Does hyaluronic acid work?
Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body, the acid in the name might sound scary but it is a bouncy fluid that occurs naturally in our body to lubricate joints, as well as hold onto moisture in our skin layers. But like every beautiful thing in our body, wear and tear happen to it, which is why you can’t afford to skip it on your skincare routine. The ones created in the lab will help your body never run out of hyaluronic acid “Good old man made to the rescue”
Can I use hyaluronic acid every day?
Yes! And you can even use it twice a day if you’re applying it to clean, damp skin, then locking it in with a moisturizer and face oil. “If you put hyaluronic acid on top of a sunscreen or a moisturizer, it’s not going to work,” Dr. Regina Vanika says. “It’s got to sit on that top layer of your skin to hold the moisture in, so it doesn’t evaporate from your skin barrier.”
Hyaluronic acid serum vs the cream which is more effective?
Humectants like hyaluronic acid naturally have a watery texture and absorb speedily (liquid, gel) whereas emollients (i.e., creams, lotions, and oils) are thicker and stay more on your skin’s surface, don’t absorb as quickly, and work to lock everything in, which can leave you sweaty and sticky. While you might be enticed to buy a product with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid. If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended by a Dermatologist that you use a serum with one percent hyaluronic acid instead, as higher levels can cause irritation. Furthermore, it is advised that you purchase one that’s formulated with another effective ingredient such as glycerin, rosehip oil, and without alcohol.