Hyaluronic Acid for intense hydration.
Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring substance which plays a central role in your skin’s hydration. This amazing material can absorb and retain approximately 1,000x its weight in water. That’s the equivalent of a common kitchen sponge soaking up about 2 liters of liquid.
In the case of HA, the large increase in water content coincides with an increase in volume. The full, plump look commonly seen in younger skin is dependent on high levels of Hyaluronic Acid. Levels naturally decline with age in most patients, making dry, dull-looking skin one of the hallmark signs of aging.
Fortunately, it’s possible to supplement levels of Hyaluronic Acid by applying it directly to the skin. That’s why purified HA gel is an active ingredient in many of today’s most effective moisturizing lotions and serums.
The Hyaluronic Acid in these products is able to quickly penetrate into the skin’s upper and middle layers. It then moisturizes and lubricates in exactly the same way as the HA the body produces naturally.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant. These are used A LOT in skincare. Consider a humectant like a sponge; it will draw in and hold moisture in the skin after it is collected. They attract water and allow hydrogen bonding. An examples of a humectant in skin care products include ingredients like sorbitol (sugar alcohol) glycerin, butylene glycol and hexylene and of course, hyaluronic acid.
After infusing the skins’ epidermis (top layer) with deep moisture, hyaluronic acid acts as a humectant and continues to draw moisture in from the surrounding environment. This will provide lasting hydration for the skin.