Hyaluronic Acid: Why It Is – and Should Be – Here to Stay in Skin Care
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule or polysaccharide (carbohydrate) present in your skin as well as the connective tissue in your body and joints. Hyaluronic acid’s “super power” however lies in its ability to easily bind with water molecules and hold them there. In fact, it is said that one gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters of water, making it an uber-efficient way to boost hydration whenever your skin needs moisture, not to mention retain it.
When applied topically hyaluronic acid works to increase hydration, improve elasticity, enhance collagen synthesis, reduce the appearance of scars, decrease wrinkles, and even reverse damage from free radicals, all adding up to skin that looks and feels plump and dewy. However, as wonderful as hyaluronic acid’s benefits are, there is one caveat: our bodies begin to produce less and less of this wonder moisturizer as we age, and lack of moisture is one of the biggest contributors to skin aging.
So how to replenish this substance, help prevent water loss and diminish the signs of aging? Add a hyaluronic acid serum like Correcting Hyaluronic Serum to your skincare regimen. This skin-quenching, anti-aging multi-tasker blends botanicals and amino acids with Sodium Hyaluronate – a skin-identical hyaluronic acid for maximum absorption – to attract and bind 1000 times its weight in moisture. In addition to this hydration boost, this serum protects from free radicals and oxidative damage, soothes inflammation, and helps repair and reinforce the skin barrier. Firmness and elasticity are restored as youthful skin’s ability to repair and maintain hydration is replicated, leaving complexion hydrated, plump and renewed.
Here’s what makes our Correcting Hyaluronic Serum so effective:
• Sodium Hyaluronate – optimal molecular size to penetrate skin as it binds 1000 times its weight in water to provide lasting hydration and plumpness
• Bitter Orange, Lavender & Geranium Oils – botanical essences provide healing, balancing and calming properties
• Chamomile & Algae Extracts – soothing botanicals reduce redness, sensitivity and inflammation
• Sodium PCA, Glycine, Glutamic Acid & Lysine – amino acids with humectant properties boost hydration properties
Since hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in our bodies, applying it topically can truly benefit any skin type: young, aging, combination, dry or even oily skin. When using any product or treatment, application matters. With serums being made of smaller molecules, it’s best to apply directly after cleansing when pores are clear and open, and before moisturizers whose larger molecules can keep the smaller ones from penetrating. Unlike some skin products, this serum will go the extra mile for you day or night without adding weight or needing extra time to work.
By day, follow with Correcting Multi-Vitamin Day Crème SPF 30 to nourish and protect. By night, a heavier moisturizer such as Correcting Rescue Crème or hydrating overnight masque like Rejuvenating Moisture Balm can work wonders. Finish with Correcting Brightening Eye Crème to revitalize and nourish delicate eye area.