Thirst Trap: Let's Talk About Hyaluronic Acid
In the massive world of skincare, trendy ingredients seem to come and go. Hyaluronic Acid is one ingredient that is here to stay. It can be found in sheet masks, serums, moisturizers and more but what exactly is this miracle product? Firstly, don’t be scared off by the “acid” part. Will this ingredient burn your skin? Actually, quite the opposite. Hyaluronic acid is packed with tons of skin-boosting benefits like hydrating and anti-aging properties. Read on to find out more about HA, it’s healing properties, and why it is a staple in The Hy Collection.
What is HA?
Hyaluronic Acid, commonly abbreviated as “HA,” is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that is known for its capacity to attract and hold onto 1,000 times its weight in moisture. It works around the clock to replenish skin leading to a supple look and feel. As we age (sorry to bring it up), the concentration of HA in our skin decreases, meaning we might need a little boost in the elasticity and moisture department. That’s where HA comes in to save the day! Topical products that include this all-star ingredient can help rebuild those depleted stores.
Hyaluronic Acid Quick Facts
Type of Ingredient: Hydrator
Benefits: Moisturizing, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, replenishing cell moisture, speeding up the healing process (to name a few).
Who Should Use: HA is pretty safe for all skin types (but especially helpful to those with dry skin!) As always, test to make sure the ingredient doesn't irritate skin.
What are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
The key benefit to Hyaluronic Acid is it’s unbelievable ability to retain moisture. Whether it is environmental irritants, not drinking enough water, UV rays, a change in seasons or just plain aging, even those with great skin are prone to a dry complexion at times. As you age, your skin slows its production of many beneficial substances that keep your skin hydrated and glowing. HA is your go-to ingredient for retaining moisture, soothing skin and preventing moisture loss.
HA is also a humectant, a category of skin care ingredients that are hygroscopic. This just means that they draw moisture from their surroundings. Hyaluronic acid is all about keeping the skin moisturized and helping the tissue regeneration processes involved in healing wounds. A 2016 study suggested that using hyaluronic acid on your skin to heal wounds can help relieve inflammation and regulate tissue repair, leading to a quicker healing process. It also provides extra support for the collagen and elastin in your skin that gets damaged by environmental stressors and UV rays.
HA is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a hard to pronounce name for the naturally-occurring substance that helps support your skin's youthful look and feel. As the main glycosaminoglycan in your skin, Hyaluronic Acid works to keep every aspect of your skin safeguarded, stable and renewed over and over again. The moisture-binding characteristics found in HA become very important when it comes to aging. Youthful skin has no problem holding onto water and retaining a balanced amount of moisture but it loses this ability as we age. The result is a visible loss of pliability, firmness, and you guessed it, wrinkles! Hyaluronic Acid is here to combat this loss with added moisture and skin-replenishing properties.
Hyaluronic Acid in the Hy Collection
Daily Hy - Everyone is trying to avoid the visible signs of aging. Serums are highly concentrated formulas that absorb faster into the skin to replenish and nourish nutrients. Our Daily Hy Hydrating Serum is formulated to provide a potent dose of CBD and powerful ingredients that will retain moisture and enhance the nutrients needed to keep skin hydrated, healthy, and giving off a youthful glow. HA was a no brainer for our serum as it does all of the above.
Total Hy - Our Total Hy Hydrating Gel Mask is formulated to deliver a concentrated infusion of CBD and other powerful ingredients into the skin to replenish the moisture skin has lost over time and maintain the nutrients needed to boost its reparative qualities. Paired with powerful botanicals and of course CBD, Hyaluronic Acid makes a great addition to our super hydrating Gel Mask.
While achieving supple, glowing skin in the blink of an eye just isn't possible, properly hydrating your skin can help it flourish and reduce signs of aging. Using Hyaluronic Acid topically is a great way to introduce hydration and anti-aging benefits into your skincare routine. We know routines can be daunting while there are so many options out there which is exactly why we launched The Hy Collection to deliver the personalized pampering your skin deserves. HA is a powerful ingredient found in both our Daily Hy Serum and Total Hy Hydrating Gel Mask, scientifically formulated to get you one step closer to J-Lo skin. Come get in on this (hy)dration!
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