What is it?
Hyaluronic acid is the hottest ingredient in
skincare right now—but how well does it actually work as a moisturizer and
wrinkle-plumper? Is it better to take it orally as well as applying through a moisturiser?
of all, hyaluronic acid (which also goes by the names hyaluronan or hyaluronate
on the back of packaging) is not an acid in the same sense as popular ones like
salicylic or glycolic, which exfoliate away dead skin cells.
acid doesn't do that at all. As a naturally-occurring polysaccharide found in
the human body, it acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints,
nerves, hair, skin and eyes.
particularly important to skin appearance because about 50 percent of the
body's supply is located in the skin tissues, where the viscous, jelly-like
substance helps keep it plump, soft and supple... for a while, at least. Our
ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age, which can lead to
increased dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
that's one reason why skincare and cosmetic enhancement companies are
encouraging us to use their synthetically-derived hyaluronic acid products—they
claim to help replenish our lost stores of it.
other reason is Hyaluronic Acid molecules' unique ability to attract and retain
more than 1,000 times their weight in water. One thousand! That's more than any
other biological substance. What's not to love?
How It Works
Acid is able
to penetrate the skin’s upper layers to improve and benefit the skin when
applied topically. Hyaluronic acid is a major component of skin, where it
benefits tissue repair and protection. When applied in a Hyaluronic Acid cream
or serum, Hyaluronic Acid forms an air permeable layer and penetrates into the
dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin. The protective
barrier on the skin locks in moisture, which gives the skin a youthful appearance.
Try our Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Beflattered we think taking Hyaluronic Acid is a must. We love Aeterna Gold and
with all Beflattered orders and free samples too!