What is it?
Hyaluronic-acid a substance that retains moisture and is capable of binding over one thousand times its weight in water. This substance is naturally found in many areas of the human body, including the skin, eyes, and synovial fluid of the joints.
As we age, the production of key substances in the skin, including hyaluronic acid (along with collagen and elastin) decreases. As a result, our skin loses volume, hydration, and plumpness.
The substance works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy.
Benefits for your skin?
When used in skincare products, including creams and serums, hyaluronic acid gives your complexion a boost by quickly increasing the skin’s moisture level. It’s especially useful for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age lines.
How to use in your skincare routine?
Moisturisers and serums are two of the most common form of hyaluronic acid.
Moisturisers. Use a moisturiser infused with hyaluronic acid at the time when you’d usually moisturise. Ideally, this would be 2 times a day and always after cleansing, exfoliating, or applying serums.
Serums. A hyaluronic acid serum involves a slightly different routine. After cleansing, use a toner on your skin and press a couple of drops of your serum into your face with the palms of your hands. Don’t forget to apply a moisturiser immediately afterward to seal in all that hydration.
This acid also plays well with most other skin actives, making it easy to pair with peels, retinols, vitamins, and other acids.