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What On Earth Is Hyaluronic Acid?

What On Earth Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Is that not a question we’ve asked ourselves at one time or another? The beauty world is filled with weird and wonderful ingredients and it can make you feel a little out of your depth when you hear a term that you know you’re supposed to know and then think “What?!” Hyaluronic Acid was such a term. I love how it doesn’t quite roll of the tongue and makes me feel tongue tied when I say it. It ends up sounding a bit like Hylacksdhihfhksdkas Acid, haha!

Hyalruonic Acid is by no means the new kid on the block having been around for about 20 years or so but I feel that this ingredient has been getting a lot more attention as the years go by and with good reason too. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in the body and is distributed through the connective, neural and epithelial tissue and is the chief component of providing structural support to the cells. It is Hyaluronic Acid that secures moisture and creates a fullness that is attributed to healthy and youthful looking skin and you can find it in creams, lotions, serums, capsules and injectables (like Restylane).b2ap3_thumbnail_Skin_Section_no_text.jpg

Many skin care products use Hyaluronic Acid in conjunction with Vitamin C as the one helps the former in terms of effective penetration and Hyaluronic Acid is often hailed as the key to banishing wrinkles which is why you’ll find it in anti-wrinkle products. When it is applied topically, Hyaluronic Acid forms an air permeable layer thus locking in skins moisture and helping to boost elasticity. This is great news for us as we know that when our skin ages, there is a loss in elasticity and with Hyaluronic Acid, we can somewhat reverse or stabilise the effects of aging. Now while it is all good and well to use it topically the best way to treat any issue is internally. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally big molecule and may not be able to penetrate the surface of skin effectively which is why it would be best to use it internally as well as externally.b2ap3_thumbnail_url.jpg

What is your take on Hyaluronic Acid? Do you use any products with this so called “fountain of Youth” ingredient? Do share your experiences and thoughts!

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