A Closer Look at One of the Most Powerful Anti-Aging Ingredients
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Occurring naturally in the body, Hyaluronic Acid helps our skin retain moisture and diminish signs of aging. Below, we delve into how Hyaluronic Acid is used in skin care, why it’s so important, and how you can incorporate it into your own routine.
What can I expect when using skin care products that contain HA?
- Smoother, more supple skin
- Decreased irritation and redness
- Softened appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- More radiant, youthful-looking skin
- Hydrated, nourished skin
Powerful but gentle, Hyaluronic Acid allows the skin to effectively retain moisture—thereby diminishing the signs of aging—while also strengthening its protective barrier. To incorporate HA into your daily routine, try our pH-balancing Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner. In addition to HA, Anarose contains soothing Bulgarian Rose Water/Hydrosol, Willow Bark Extract with natural Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate, and Goji Berry Extract to reduce free radical damage.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Found naturally in our skin and connective tissue, Hyaluronic Acid is a type of molecule that hydrates and rejuvenates. A jelly-like substance that acts as a cushioning and lubricating agent for joints, nerves, skin, hair, and eyes, HA keeps you looking and feeling youthful.
How exactly does HA keep our skin hydrated?
HA is found in almost every cell in the body, and roughly 50% of it is located in our skin tissue, keeping our complexions smooth and maintaining the strength of our skin’s barrier by working in tandem with collagen. Because our natural supply decreases as we age, skin care products containing HA help retain the skin’s elasticity by binding to water and “filling in the gaps,” so to speak.
What exactly makes HA so powerful?
A great humectant (meaning it attracts and retains moisture), HA helps our skin retain its firmness, radiance, and elasticity while fighting free radicals that can cause wrinkles and signs of aging. It also helps strengthen the skin’s barrier, better protecting it from harsh environments and harmful UV rays. Studies have even shown that HA provides antioxidant defense against environmental pollutants.
HA is found in various lotions, creams, masks, foundations, to provide a smooth, supple appearance and “plump” fine lines. A truly versatile ingredient, HA is ideal for all skin types, as it won’t promote excess oil or irritate the skin; in fact, its healing properties can even help alleviate red, irritated, or broken-out skin.