Hyaluronic Acid: The Secret Ingredient

Hyaluronic Acid is the holy grail to hydrated and youthful skin in the same way our brains keep us thinking and living. Without enough Hyaluronic Acid, our entire bodies would be in peril! Our joints would ache and cry, our bones would turn to mush, our hair would not be lush, our eyes would be without tears, and the worst thing – we would look old and aged beyond our years.

Hyaluronic Acid is a  substance produced naturally by our bodies. It holds in water to keep every bit of us hydrated and lubricated. Have you ever seen a dry and cracked leaf on the ground? That is our dried up and dehydrated skin without enough Hyaluronic Acid!

The History of The Ingredient 

This necessary ingredient for our bodies was first discovered in 1934 and facilitated breakthroughs in surgery for the eyes and the treatment of joint diseases. Who knew that so many years later we would all be slathering and injecting this wonderful stuff head to toe for supple and youthful plump skin?

Taken as a supplement, it hydrates our body parts from inside out. Topical serums and injections give us that immediate “20 something” glow we covet from that smiling receptionist in our Doctor’s office. 

The Natural Skin Barrier 

Hyaluronic Acid acts as a magical wall of moistness to protect our skin against pollution and irritation. This is why your Dermatologists recommended mixing a little bit of hyaluronic acid with that gold standard youth-preserving (but would-be irritant), retinol! This remarkable substance makes the skin less vulnerable to more than just dryness. For those with overactive sebaceous glands (acne!), this ingredient keeps everything in balance. Super dried out acne-ridden skin only knows to produce more sebum (oil) to protect itself. If oily skin stays hydrated – the oil wells cease to overproduce, and we can toss the tube of acne cream in the back of our drawer.

Here are some wonderful options to consider for your beautifying treatments:

SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator 

This stuff actually trains your skin to create more of its own Hyaluronic Acid. Five forms of Hyaluronic Acid skims through the top of a layer of skin making it appear plump and luscious while diving down deeply for eight hours of continuous hydration.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

Treat your skin to the smoothing properties of SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, an anti-aging cream that improves the texture of skin while directly addressing age-related lipid loss.

Working to nourish and visibly improve the appearance of skin, the moisturizer is formulated with a concentration of lipids (2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol and 2% fatty acids) easily utilized by skin, and fortified with the first and patented 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin’s barrier while supporting natural self-repair.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula 

This brand has rocked our worlds with prehistoric pricing and excellent quality! This collection of three Hyaluronic Acids paired with moisture absorbing and skin protecting B5 provide hydrated and youthful skin at a fraction of the price.

Please include our topical suggestions above with a good diet of veggies and fruits with loads of antioxidants to protect our skin and hold in the Hyaluronic Acid we still have! 

Schané Flowers

Schané Flowers

Beauty Editor

A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!

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