What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid? It sounds like something that would go in your car & not on your skin right? Well Hyaluronic acid, also known as HA, is actually a natural compound found in your skin that has many important functions; including holding in moisture, aiding in tissue repair, holding together the skin’s structural components, collagen & elastin, & helping create a protective barrier against microorganisms. Unfortunately, your body produces less & less hyaluronic acid over time. The amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40.
What are the benefits of Hyaluronic acid: It is possible to help restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content & give grown-up skin a younger, fresher, more supple look. Hyaluronic Acid has been shown to be a major component in increasing firmness & improving the overall texture & feel of the skin. Topical products containing HA are considered to be effective at moisturizing surface skin cells, which prevents water loss & protects the skin from dirt & other pollutants.
Plump & Firm: You will see benefits in the form of softer, smoother, more hydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid is one ingredient that works across the board. Every skin type, even oily, can benefit. Apply it alone if you have oily skin or under your moisturizer if you have dry skin. It works well with acne medications, anti-aging products & sunscreens.
Moisturizing: Since hyaluronic acid holds moisture well--holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water--it is a commonly used component in moisturizers. In these moisturizers, it functions not only to deliver water to the skin, but also to hold it there.
Check out our products that contains Hyaluronic Acid: Epicell Recovery Serum, Epice Hydrating facial mask, Epice Rejuvenating night cream, & Epice smoothing eye cream.
So now that we know Hyaluronic Acid isn't a product that runs a car or causes harm to our skin, would you use this on your skin now that you know all the great benefits?
Sources: www.livestrong.com & www.youbeauty.com