This is not the newest of ingredients and don’t let acid scare you as it doesn’t strip the skin.. . Hyaluronic Acid and collagen are vital to maintain the skins structure..
Collagen is like a rubber band but stretch that rubber band a million times and eventually that rubber band gets overstretched (saggy) and dried out and will most likely break. This is much the same way the collagen in our skin reacts leaving our skin in need of moisture. Now imagine that same rubber band stretched a million times while under water the whole time. Chances of that rubber band drying out and breaking are minimal. Consider the Hyaluronic Acid as the water that keeps the collagen moist and elastic. It binds itself to your collagen and occupies that spaces between and holds 1000% it’s own weight in water so it really expands within the skin and if present in large amounts provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and keeps skin supple..
Young skin is smooth and highly elastic because it contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. With decreasing levels of HA in the skin, so goes the ability of the skin to hold water. The result, the skin becomes drier and loses its ability to maintain it’s hydration. Hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and keeping the skin wrinkle free..
Know how a baby’s skin always looks so dewy and pillowy? It’s because babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, your body produces less and less hyaluronic acid over time. The amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40..So this means we produce less and less hyaluronic acid each year. This can be improved through using products such as serums and moisturizers with HA in them.. Hyaluronic Acid is suitable and in fact essential for all skin types..
My next blog will have recommendations of good product to use with HA in it..