Hyaluronic Acid: Ingredients to Love

hyaluronic-acidThis powerful humectant attracts moisture from the air and binds it to the skin’s tissue for extended periods of time, making it one of the best natural moisturizing ingredients in skincare. Hyaluronic acid is a large component of the skin that works with collagen to keep skin supple and balanced. It contributes to the skin’s elasticity, or bounce back effect, which minimized the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it plumps the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also a known wound healer and is one component that helps with new skin cell production. Although hyaluronic acid is found in the body, when used in cosmetics or skin care products, the source is usually plant based – organic plant matter or cellulose.

Many cosmeceutical companies use hyaluronic acid as a dermal filler (injecting it into the line or wrinkle to plump skin and lessen the severity.) It is very soft and pliable, and does not pose a threat to the body (it is recognized by the body and not seen as a foreign substance.)

Internally, estrogen helps to support the production of hyaluronic acid. That is one reason why hormonal imbalance is linked to skin dryness and loss of firmness.

Feeling dry? Look for home care products containing hyaluronic acid, or the salt version – sodium hyaluronate. Like these from the bien-etre shop:

Sanitas Vitamin C Moisturizer
Sanitas Glycolic Citrus Cleanser
Sanitas Moisture Mist
Aromabella Gentle Moisture Aloe Freshner
Aromabella Age Revitalizing Wrinkle Control Day Cream
Aromabella Age Revitalizing Firming Eye Cream

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