Discover How Hyaluronic Acid Benefits Your Skin

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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a water-loving molecule that is already found in your skin. A humectant—meaning that it helps preserve or retain moisture—Hyaluronic Acid is a trusted skincare ingredient in hydrating formulas. In fact, one molecule of Hyaluronic Acid can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water!

Why is Hyaluronic Acid so good for your skin?

Hyaluronic Acid helps boost hydration to replenish skin and improve skin’s elasticity. Since it is already naturally occurring in skin, it is highly compatible with skin making it a trusted and effective skincare ingredient. As you age, Hyaluronic Acid levels decrease and adding a moisturizer or facial serum with Hyaluronic Acid can help plump and hydrate skin’s appearance.

What does Hyaluronic Acid do?

As a humectant, Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture into the skin and helps maintain moisture levels to visibly smooth and plump skin for ultimate hydration.

What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

You may notice that Hyaluronic Acid is in your favorite serum or moisturizer but what does it actually do? In addition to boosting hydration, Hyaluronic Acid benefits skin by helping to:

  • Smooth rough surfaces
  • Provide a protective layer to help skin retain moisture
  • Improve skin’s elasticity

What are the uses of Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid was first used in skincare in the 1960s. In the 1990s, it was included in more cosmetic and skincare formulas.

Is Hyaluronic Acid good for wrinkles and fine lines?

Skin loses moisture and Hyaluronic Acid with age which can cause skin to become dehydrated. When skin is dry or dehydrated , fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture are often more visible. Using hydrating products with Hyaluronic Acid can help improve the look of lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin.

What is fragmented Hyaluronic Acid?

Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid is a form of Hyaluronic Acid that is in smaller pieces that are more easily able to penetrate the surface layers of skin.

What skin type should use Hyaluronic Acid?

Every product with Hyaluronic Acid is different so it is important to look for formulas for your skin type and skin needs. Hyaluronic Acid by itself is a lightweight molecule so it can be an effective ingredient in formulas for oily skin. While oily skin may feel greasy, it can actually be dehydrated (lacking in water) and need the moisture boost of a lightweight hydrator. Products with Hyaluronic

Acid are often beloved by dry and dehydrated skin types who benefit from hydrating and moisturizing formulas to plump and smooth skin with moisture.

Did you know?
The name “Hyaluronic Acid” comes from the Greek word, “Hyalos” which means “glass.” “Uronic” is a term for a sugar that is found in the molecule.

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