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Hyaluronic Acid - The Skincare Essential

Hyaluronic Acid - The Skincare Essential

by Alison Jamieson

2 months ago


 

Hyaluronic Acid helps improve skin hydration and production of collagen, fights free radicals, maintains skin elasticity and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing. This is an essential addition to your anti-ageing skincare routine.

 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

 

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. The molecule holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin, but also prevent all that moisture from evaporating into the air.

 

Here's why it's vitally important to add it to your daily routine: just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. This is due to the natural ageing process and exposure to things like ultraviolet radiation from the sun, tobacco smoke and pollution can all decrease the amount in the skin. Topical application of Hyaluronic Acid can stimulate production and replenish skin to enhance a healthy, supple look and feel.

 

How does it benefit the skin?

 

Hyaluronic Acid benefits the skin through its ability to replenish a LOT of moisture. One gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to six litres of water. It can also do this for skin without tipping the scales and giving skin too much water (which, surprisingly, can be a problem because it breaks down key substances that normally hold the skin’s surface intact).

 

Should I add it to my skincare routine?

 

When used in skincare products like creams and serums, Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and soothes dry skin. Because of its ability to draw and hold water it continually keeps skin moisturised throughout the day. aliangé skincare has a wide range of Hyaluronic Acid products to give you the anti-ageing benefits your skin needs. Hyaluronic acid also works well with most other ingredients and can be paired with retinols, vitamins, and other acids.

 

In conclusion?

 

Hyaluronic acid can enhance moisture content beyond comparison. It also revitalizes skin’s outer surface layers, so they look and feel softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated. This instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

View the range of aliangé skincare products with Hyaluronic Acid here

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