The science behind hyaluronic acid
The most important ingredient for hydrated skin
With temperatures heating up it’s important to lock skin’s moisture in. Although the word hyaluronic acid might seem cringe worthy, in the world of beauty it is the secret to hydrated, glowing skin. This lightweight ingredient absorbs quickly, providing intense hydration, working wonders for your complexion.
Hyaluronic acid is an effective antioxidant, which means it can trap the free radicals formed in the skin during inflammatory processes or as a result of exposure to UV rays. It also has a naturally calming effect so it’s perfect to use no matter what your skin type.
One of the biggest signs of aging is lack of moisture brought on by dehydration. With the ability to hold up to 1000 times its molecular weight in water, hyaluronic acid infuses skin with moisture and locks in hydration into the skin. Restoring the lost hyaluronic acid can counter signs of aging, giving you that softer, smoother, more radiant skin you’ve been looking for.So what exactly is hyaluronic acid?
It’s a sugar molecule found throughout your body’s connective tissues that acts as a lubricating substance to keep skin constantly renewed. Hyaluronic acid fills in the gaps and crevices between your skin cells, to plump, soften and fill out your complexion.
When it comes to hyaluronic acid, size does matter. This ingredient is categorized into either low molecular or high molecular weight. The varying molecular weight and size allows hyaluronic acid to travel to different layers of the epidermis and help prevent water loss from the top to the bottom.
A low molecular weight hyaluronic acid penetrates deep into the skin, absorbing loads of hydration and retaining natural moisture by forming a sheer layer. Just a few drops of our hydraluron moisture serum works to reach the inner depths of the skin, quenching its thirst, stimulating collagen production and leaving you with a dewy, radiant glow.So then what does a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid do?
High molecular weight hyaluronic acid is that big sister who helps you feel safe and secure while you take on the world. At this state, the hyaluronic acid is too big to penetrate into the deeper dermis; so instead, it works its magic from the skin’s outer layer. Forming a protective film around your skin, it holds in moisture and protects against environmentally induced dryness. This is why our hydraluron moisture jelly is such an essential product to apply over the serum. While the hydraluron moisture serum is getting busy within the deep layers of your skin, a topical layer of the jelly will lock in that moisture and hydration, and prevent any further dryness from entering.
Paired together, this hydraluron duo is the ultimate anti-aging hero that will keep your skin hydrated all day long!