There’s one absolutely essential ingredient that we include in almost all of our skin care products, and for good reason. It’s an amazing multitasker that nourishes skin for a luminous, hydrated glow - of course, we’re talking about Hyaluronic Acid.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do?
Naturally found in our skin, HA is responsible for moisture retention, keeping skin smooth, plump, and hydrated. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water, making it an incredible skin hydrator. HA’s humectant abilities are amazing for all skin types by providing moisture to skin and preventing moisture loss - an ability that skin slowly loses as we age.
It also has a powerful antioxidant ability, which is essential for glowing, healthy skin - antioxidants protect our skin from environmental stressors like UV exposure, pollution, and free radicals, all of which cause premature signs of ageing.
Which Skin Type is Hyaluronic Acid Best For?
Because HA is so lightweight and potent, it’s suitable for all skin types and for all skin concerns. In addition to hydrating skin and smoothing fine lines, it also soothes acne-flare ups thanks to it’s calming anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also gentle enough to nourish and heal irritated, sensitised skin - there’s nothing HA can’t do.
How Should I Use Hyaluronic Acid?
So, now you know exactly just how amazing this ingredient is and are wondering how to incorporate it into your skincare routine. We've chosen to formulate a pure Hyaluronic Acid serum with an ultra-lightweight texture, perfect for all skin types - even oily and acne-prone skin.
Those with oily skin can press just one or two layers of it into their skin, perfect for a moisturiser without feeling heavy. Drier skin types may choose to apply it before a moisturiser or oil for a hydration boost. It can be used morning and night to keep skin hydrated and glowing 24/7, and to keep those fine lines at bay.
There is just one thing - humectants work by drawing moisture from the surrounding environment to the skin. HA can sometimes have the opposite effect if the surrounding environment is drier than your skin - it will draw moisture away from the skin, causing water loss and dryness.
The solution? Using a lightweight oil or moisturiser after applying a serum containing HA - it seals in all the goodness and moisture to the skin, ensuring your skin stays nourished and hydrated all day and all night.
Here are our favourite Hyaluronic Acid serum:
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