You may have heard of hyaluronic acid, a popular ingredient in skin care products today. While the name sounds a little scary, hyaluronic acid is actually very beneficial and can help take years off of your appearance. Read on to discover exactly what Hyaluronic acid is, and why it should be a part of your skincare routine.
Despite sounding like something you should stay away from, hyaluronic acid is actuallya substance found in the body. It is found in almost every cell in the body, some of it functions include binding moisture, lubricating joints, and repairing tissues.
Hyaluronic acid has created quite a buzz in the beauty industry, mainly for its amazing ability to hydrate, firm and plump the skin. In fact, hyaluronic acid has such great plumping properties that it is often used in wrinkle and lip fillers. Hyaluronic acid is also responsible for the plump, fresh, dewy skin that babies and children have, and sadly the levels of hyaluronic acid in our skin drop significantly as we get older.
When applied topically to the skin, hyaluronic acid has an almost magical ability to hydrate, plump, firm, increase elasticity, reduce sagging and reverse damage from free-radicals. It can also help heal wounds and burns. In the skincare world, these properties make hyaluronic acid a major player in the fight against aging. One of the best things about hyaluronic acid is that it works for every skin type. So whether you’ve got oily, dry, sensitive, or normal skin, you can still have that radiant, youthful complexion you crave.
Are you ready to make hyaluronic acid a part of your daily beauty routine? Here are some of our favorite products with hyaluronic acid.
Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Firming Eye Cream – You probably already know that the skin around your eyes is one of the first places to show any signs of aging. A good eye cream will keep the area hydrated, but a great eye cream like this one will also firm, smooth and reduce puffiness. This gel-like formula contains a hydra-pure chelating complex for antioxidant protection, while hyaluronic acid fights wrinkles, plumps and hydrates.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Day – Remember how we said that hyaluronic acid is used in wrinkle fillers? This day cream uses hyaluronic acid’s firming properties to penetrate and plump up wrinkles, allowing you to have the same benefits – minus the needle. It also contains glycine-saponin to stimulate the skin into producing even more anti-aging, moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, and has SPF 15 to prevent sun damage.
Phyto-C Icy Blue – By binding water to skin cells, hyaluronic acid in this serum will instantly replenish lost moisture in the skin and promote healing. It also has vitamin B5 to nourish the skin and Centella Asiatica, a small plant found in wetlands in Asia, to instantly soothe and reduce inflammation, making this a great choice for sunburned or irritated skin.
– Rebecca Harisson