Acid doesn't necessarily scream "beneficial for the skin", or "au naturale" right?! Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient you may have heard of or seen listed on your natural skincare products, but what exactly is it and is it natural? Read on to find out why this acid might actually be a game changer for your skincare regime!
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that can be found in the connective tissues of the body. It is thick and gel like and, when used in skincare products, usually comes from plants or through organic fermentation. As we age the hyaluronic acid decreases in the body which means having this acid in your skincare regime can really boost the appearance and hydration of your skin! Pretty cool right?!
- Can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water so amazing for moisturising the skin
- Provides a protective barrier for the skin
- Due its natural occurrence in the body is unlikely to cause any irritation or allergic reaction
- Brightens complexion by boosting moisture in the skin
- Can help to improve skin texture and tone by plumping skin with hydration
- Promotes collagen synthesis
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS USING HYALURONIC ACID...
La Mav Hyaluronan Daily Moisture Crème
This moisturiser uses Hyaluronic Acid and Argan Oil to boost the skin with Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to protect the skin against free radical damage. It works to reduce dryness and fine lines and to ensure skin is youthful, radiant and ready for any make-up look.
Vanessa Megan Advanced Anti-Ageing Epi Cell Serum
This serum uses active ingredients including Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract which is known for anti-ageing properties and its ability to slow cell degeneration. It also uses Green Coffee Seeds for its high antioxidant profile to protect the skin against free radical damage. Hyaluronic Acid works with these ingredients to deeply hydrate the skin.
100% Pure Organic High Potency Reversal Repair Night Cream
This rich moisturiser has been designed to promote collagen production and to reduce signs of ageing by boosting skin cell regeneration and repair. It uses Hyaluronic Acid alongside Rosehip Oil and White Tea to deeply moisturise the skin while providing collagen promoting Vitamin C to the skin. Coffee Berry extract is also used for its rich antioxidant content to protect skin from free radical damage.
Pai Skincare Echium and Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream
This day cream uniquely uses Black Elder to stimulate production of Hyaluronic Acid to support hydrated and smooth complexions. It also uses Macadamia Seed Oil and Omegas 3, 6 and 7 to promote skin cell regeneration for youthful, glowing skin.