Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. The HA within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin and joints, but also prevent all the moisture from evaporating into the air.
Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. There are, however, ways to help stimulate production of HA in our bodies.
When used in skincare products like creams and serums, hyaluronic acid brings moisture to the surface of your skin. Because of its ability to draw and hold water, it can be used as a humectant in your skin care regimen. Hyaluronic acid is so powerful at pulling moisture to the surface of your skin, you likely don't need to use it in more than one product in your routine.
Hyaluronic acid plays well with most other ingredients and can be paired with peels, retinols, vitamins, and other acids.
Since hyaluronic acid is something our bodies already produce, it is considered safe.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
- Promotes Healthier, More Supple Skin
- Can Speed Wound Healing
- Relieve Joint Pain by Keeping Bones Well Lubricated
Hyaluronic Acid is used in
- Chamomile Balancing Wash
- Chamomile Hand and Body Lotion
- Every Day Toner
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Hyaluronic Acid Mask