Skincare trends come and go just as regularly as fashion trends. The new skincare trend is Hyaluronic acid, and it’s a trend certain to stick. While Hyaluronic acid might sound like one of those words you should watch out for when reading ingredient labels on skin care products, that’s far from the truth.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
So what is it with Hyaluronic Acid that makes it so popular? Why should we add it to our skincare?
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in our bodies. The substance keeps our skin refreshed, hydrated and encourages skin cell renewal. The largest amount of Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin, the eyes, and the connective tissue. Its main ability is to retain water and keep your tissues from being dehydrated. But Hyaluronic Acid also has other functions such as repairing tissue and regulating anti-inflammatory responses.
We at Native Essence love Hyaluronic Acid! It’s an ingredient with so many benefits for your skin that it’s a must-have for every skincare routine. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite properties of Hyaluronic Acid.
1. It suits all skin types
One of the best aspects of Hyaluronic Acid is that it suits all skin types. Both oily and dry skin can benefit from the ingredient. By applying Hyaluronic Acid to dry skin you help your skin retain and increase its production of moisture. If you have oily skin, Hyaluronic Acid can provide moisture without giving your skin too much hydration, thereby moderating the skin’s natural oil production.
If you’re looking for something to balance and nourish your skin, try our Witch Hazel Facial Toner With Hyaluronic Acid.
Another benefit of Hyaluronic Acid is that since it’s naturally produced in our bodies it rarely evokes an allergic reaction. In a study of 60 people who consumed Hyaluronic Acid over one year, no one reported any negative side effects.
2. It keeps your skin hydrated
Did you know that Hyaluronic Acid can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water? In other words, it’s an amazing ingredient that can keep your skin nice and hydrated. As we age, our natural production of Hyaluronic Acid decreases which can lead to dry skin and the appearance of wrinkles. By using skincare with Hyaluronic Acid, your skin will receive the moisture and nutrition it needs to appear smoother, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
3. It replenishes moisture in your eyes
Hyaluronic Acid aids in replenishing moisture for your eyes. So if your eyes ever become dry, sensitive, or easily irritable you might benefit from this ingredient.
4. It protects and keeps your skin healthy
As we age and are exposed to things like ultraviolet radiation and pollution, the volumes of Hyaluronic Acid produced in our bodies decreases and leaves us with dry and wrinkled skin. Hyaluronic Acid creates a natural barrier against UVB rays and protects your skin from sun damage. By adding Hyaluronic Acid to your skincare routine, you protect your skin, keep it healthy and prevent premature aging.