Hyaluronic acid, the skincare buzzword right now, has been in the spotlight a lot recently for its incredibly hydrating and moisturizing properties. It’s a natural occurring component of the skin that plays many important roles in skin health and wellness, one of which is skin hydration. But, it may come as a surprise to learn that it’s actually an incredibly beneficial ingredient in skincare for more than just hydration…
Of course, it’s Super Hydrating
Hyaluronic acid is a natural lubricator in the structure of the skin. Its presence is very important for normal skin moisturization, and the addition of more hyaluronic acid through topical application is beneficial for additional hydration and lasting moisture. This is because it is a humectant, which means it grabs water and moisture and brings it to the skin to hydrate. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! It’s like an atomic bomb of water! The hyaluronic acid molecule itself is too large to actually penetrate the skin when applied topically, but it does sit nicely on the surface of the skin, allowing it to absorb and utilize any tag-along molecules (like water) that its holding. Imagine how amazingly hydrating hyaluronic acid can be when paired with Activated Water™… holding and delivering up to 1000 times its weight in Activated Water™ and delivering/holding it on the skin’s surface for actual absorption (unlike regular water), these two ingredients are an incredible pair!
It’s an Anti-aging Superstar
Skin hydration = youthful appearance. We all know that plump, moisturized skin diminishes the appearance and presence of fine lines and wrinkles. So, hyaluronic acid’s hydrating properties also go far in aiding with anti-aging efforts. As we get older and expose our skin to the harmful effects of our environment (i.e. sun, air pollutants, dehydration, etc.), the natural presence and production of hyaluronic acid decreases. Adding it as an ingredient in regular skincare or as an ingested supplement can help replenish the skin’s hyaluronic acid content to ensure regular movement and fluidity.
It’s a Natural Protector & Healer
Dry skin is defenseless skin. In order to maintain its taught, strong barrier function, the skin needs to maintain proper moisture levels. Dry or dehydrated skin can allow damaging environmental factors through the first few layers, leaving lasting damaging efforts. Maintaining proper hydration and moisture with hyaluronic acid can help you protect the skin’s natural barrier functions and avoid damage. Hyaluronic acid also goes the extra mile in skin protection as an antioxidant that fights off damaging free radicals in the environment. Not only does it protect, but it also acts as a wonderful healer due to its anti-inflammatory abilities. For these reasons, it’s a wonderful ingredient for sensitive skin or acne treatment.
Hyaluronic Acid sounds amazing!! How do I start using it?
You might be surprised to learn that a lot of skincare products on the market (especially those targeting hydration and/or anti-aging) already contain hyaluronic acid. Check the ingredients on your skincare labels to see which do. Honestly, having hyaluronic acid as an ingredient in any of your topically applied serums, lotions or moisturizers is a great start to using it. But, because of its ability to carry and deliver the benefits of other ingredients to the surface of the skin, try looking for products with unique ingredients (like Activated Water™ or the Nutrient Reservoir) that hyaluronic acid can pair with to maximize its effectiveness. Don’t worry, we’ve already found some powerhouse products for you… you’re welcome!
- Celloxylin® Moisture Extreme, Hydrating Mask with Activated Water™
- Celloxylin® Step 2. Activating Tonic
- Celloxylin® Step 3. Firming Complex
- Celloxylin® Step 4. Eye+Lip Age Eraser
- Celloxylin® Step 5. Day Defense Plus, Broad Spectrum SPF 25
- Celloxylin® Step 5. Night Repair 3Deep
- Celloxylin® PSR Next [Precision Skin Rejuvenator]
- Celloxylin® Pure Detox, Purifying Clay Masque
- Celloxylin® Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Lotion
- ProDermalin® Gentle Cleanser
- ProDermalin® Calming Moisture