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All the Skin Care Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Simply put, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring chemical substance found in the body. It’s an ingredient that cushions joints and nerves and hydrates the skin and hair. The benefits of hyaluronic acid include magical properties, no really. Its superpower is its ability to retain moisture, so much so in fact, that 1g of hyaluronic acid can hold upto 6l of water.

The Ageless Story of Yuzurihara

There is a village in Japan, Yuzurihara, which sits just 2 hours from Tokyo. It is inhabited by men and women with smooth, wrinkle-free skin, even past the age of 80 or 90. Their joints are flexible, their heads full of hair, and their lives vivacious. This is not to say Yuzurihara folks don’t know how to party. Sure they do. They smoke and drink too. So what is their secret?

There’s no fountain of youth in Yuzurihara, as years of research found. There are only diets rich in oestrogen-like molecules from soya, tofu and sticky carbohydrates. These send signals to the cells to make more hyaluronic acid. Because HA is one of the major components of our extracellular matrix (the framework in which our skin cells sit), it puts hyaluronic acid as the skincare show’s star performer.

PEACH

Aging skin begins to resemble a raisin but youthful skin is plump and juicy like a fresh peach. This is down to a high water content. The benefits of hyaluronic acid come into play here. It is moisturising on another level, acting as a sponge and holding large amounts of water. It’s commonly found in anti-aging products because it strengthens the skin’s barrier so it looks and feels softer, smoother and ‘juicier’.

Give your skin a burst of hydration with these hyaluronic acid-packed formulas:

  1. Topix Replenix Pure Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $69.00
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    Topix Replenix Pure Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $69.00

    This ultra-hydrating serum from Topix allows your skin to drink the benefits of hyaluronic acid in their purest form, promoting continuous and optimal hydration. A nourishing blend of antioxidants moisturize and guard against free radical damage while a host of powerful humectants bind moisture and help maintain the skin barrier. Palymitoyl Tripeptide-28 supports healthy collagen production, improving the elasticity and firmness of your skin.

     

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  2. Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion, $58.00
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    Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion, $58.00

    This oil-free, cushy moisturizer works to seal in time-released hydration as it helps firm and smooth skin’s appearance for a more even, younger-looking complexion. Delicately scented with green tea and sage.

    The moisture cushion works twofold to restore hydration by drawing in moisture, then sealing it in using potent hyaluronic acid so your skin stays dewy and supple all day.

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  3. Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Mask, $48.00
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    Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Mask, $48.00

    The mask can be left to sink into the skin so it’s ideal as a deeply nourishing in-flight treatment. Hyaluronic acid and tensors immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles whilst providing comfort to dehydrated skin. Dragon’s Blood Dragon’s blood, derived from an Amazonian tree, regenerates and alleviates redness as it helps boost circulation while gransil smoothes imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion.

    Find out more about Rodial’s Dragons Blood range here.

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  4. SkinCeuticals H.A Intensifier Treatment
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    SkinCeuticals H.A Intensifier Treatment

    The H.A Intensifier Treatment by SkinCeuticals is amplifies facial volume and provides visible lift, smoothness and radiance.

    This treatment boosts hyaluronic acid levels no matter your skin type, enhancing texture, plumpness, fine lines and more. It has been clinically proven to help fade your expression lines and crow’s feet, and increase overall elasticity.

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  5. Elemental Herbology Hyaluronic Booster Plus + Intensive Moisture Serum
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    Elemental Herbology Hyaluronic Booster Plus + Intensive Moisture Serum

    Elemental Herbology’s Hyaluronic Booster Plus+ Intensive Moisture Serum is an expert blend of plant compounds herbal extracts and essential oils – the ultimate anti-aging treatment to combat moisture loss and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

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Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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