Scientifically Hyaluronic acid (HA) is humectant - a natural substance that attracts and retains moisture. It acts as a cushion around the joints and other tissues in our body. Aesthetically, it is the holy grail that gives your skin the structure, plumpness and natural glow especially for your face. Along with other active ingredients and acid, the million dollar question is if HA is worth the hype?
External Hyaluronic Acid found in skin care products is primarily made by bacteria in a lab via a process called biofermentation. Essentially, hyaluronic acid promotes hydration and has the unbelievable ability to retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient for people with dry skin and dehydrated skin (Yes, there is a difference according to our previous blog post). People with dry skin, are recommended to use moisturizers or serum containing HA for a more hydrating look on the surface. Do bear in mind that topical HA will provide hydration on a surface level, not deep within the skin.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid:
- Naturally well tolerated as it is also found in our body;
- Usually does not cause allergic reactions
- Does not irritate sensitive skin;
- Promotes anti-aging
- Smooths skin texture
- Helps treat wounds and reduce risk of infections
- Safe to use on the skin during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Furthermore, the production of key substances in the skin like hyaluronic acid decreases as we age. As a result, our skin is more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging if not taken care of properly. Times like these, individuals start searching up for collagen, but hyaluronic acid is the safer bet for the hydration, volume and plumpness you would want in your skin.
HA isn’t just a fad ingredient, but a staple for your skin care routine. Here are some products integrated with Hyaluronic Acid for your skin care routine :
Thankfully, The Mineraw has just the products you can use with HA properties: