As we age, our skin loses the ability to preserve moisture, resulting in the visible loss of firmness, pliability, and plumpness. Luckily, Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that attracts 1,000 times its weight in water into the surface of the skin. It also plays a key role in the skin’s extracellular matrix by packing it with moisture, making the skin more firm. Additionally, hyaluronic acid reduces post-treatment healing time and reduces the potential for scar tissue.
Because of this ability - it is able to revitalize the skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and hydrated to instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In the world of skincare, trendy ingredients come and go, with many of them not worth their weight in terms of value! Hyaluronic acid is NOT one of those ingredients. Quite the contrary, it’s one of the most extraordinarily beneficial ingredients. Its calming, hydrating, and antioxidant properties are great for all skin types, even for rosacea-prone and eczema-prone skin.
Simply put, hyaluronic acid has powerful anti-aging properties and is also one of the premier hydrating ingredients for skin, even for oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin.
So, just how does this superstar ingredient work to deliver supple, healthy-looking, and less-lined skin? The answer is based on the science of skin, and is truly remarkable.
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, a fancy name for a vital natural substance that’s a youth-supporting part of skin. As the chief glycosaminoglycan in skin, hyaluronic acid works to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed. It also has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture. This science-based magic lies in hyaluronic acid’s ability to replenish moisture, a lot of moisture! Each molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Now that really is mind-blowing! But what’s even more impressive is that hyaluronic acid can do this for skin without tipping the scales and giving skin too much water. Hyaluronic acid’s moisture-binding characteristic is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging. One of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. As we age, our skin loses the ability to maintain this vital, plumping moisture as well as it once did. The result is visible loss of firmness, pliability, and diminished appearance of plumpness and suppleness.
Hyaluronic acid can enhance moisture content beyond comparison with anything else, and at the same time revitalize skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and, especially, radiantly hydrated! That’s how it instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Those benefits would be plenty, but there are even more—hyaluronic acid goes beyond offering a more resilient, hydrated appearance.
Our skin suffers from unprotected sun exposure, harsh skincare ingredients, and environmental assault—they all weaken the surface of skin. Hyaluronic acid’s skin-replenishing properties go a long way toward mitigating those issues, especially when used as part of a complete anti-aging routine that also includes other proven ingredients.
It turns out that hyaluronic acid also provides an antioxidant defense against environmental assault. Now that’s what we call a multitasking anti-aging ingredient!
This makes hyaluronic acid phenomenally helpful for all skin types. If you have oily or combination skin, hyaluronic acid in a pure fluid solution is ideal. These fluid formulas have an exceptionally lightweight texture that feels weightless on skin, even though you’re getting concentrated moisture-restoring benefits.
Hyaluronic acid is also incredibly gentle, for even the most sensitive, redness-prone skin. In fact, its positive influence on skin’s surface is due in part to its natural calming benefit, which means it can help sensitive skin as well as blemish-prone skin.
Adding Hyaluronic Acid to Your Routine
Now that you know how hyaluronic acid can benefit skin you’re probably wondering how we’ve incorporated this special ingredient into our products.
- For all skin types, including acne and eczema-prone skin, OPC Reparative Serum is an along antioxidant serum that not only draws moisture to the surface of the skin, but also reduces redness due to rosacea, acne and eczema.
- Our moisturizer that was developed for those with normal/combination skin, Peptide Hydrator is perfect for those who aren’t quite ready for a heavy cream but still need a little hydration.
- Exfoliation is an important part of keeping aging skin looking younger. NuPeel Natural Enzyme Peel contains skin-plumping hyaluronic acid along with botanical extracts that leaves your skin with a healthy glow.
- Two of anti-aging products contain hyaluronic acid. Eternox Peptide Creme and Peptide Repair Eye Creme utilize the superpowers of this incredible ingredient along with the proven power of anti-aging peptides to smooth away lines and wrinkles.