Hyaluronic acid is one of the most talked about ingredients in cosmetics today, whether we are discussing some best face moisturizer or the newest skin hydration solutions. This naturally occurring substance can be found in creams, serums, and injectables, all of which contribute to a more hydrated and youthful look. But what makes it so popular?
First of all, hyaluronic acid, along with collagen and elastin, is one of the top three building ingredients in your dermis. However, sun exposure, smoking, and various other external factors, can cause it to deplete over time, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and drier looking skin overall. This is why supplementing the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid is necessary, resulting in rejuvenation and increased moisture, i.e. hydration. But that’s not all – here are the 5 amazing facts about hyaluronic acid:
1. HYALURONIC ACID IS A NATURAL SUBSTANCE IN OUR BODY
Commonly known as hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid is a transparent, gel-like material – a type of large sugar molecule, really – naturally produced by your body. Its highest concentrations can be found in your skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its primary purpose is to hold water in, in order to keep your tissue lubricated and moist. Indeed, hyaluronic acid holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water to keep our skin hydrated and plump. This is exactly why it has found its way into cosmetic products.
2. IT ACTS AS AN ANTI-INFECTION BARRIER
Hyaluronic acid works as an anti-infection barrier. Dry skin can cause infection and damage – hyaluronic acid improves your skin’s protective barrier by providing more moisture. Also, it firms and tones the skin, smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles.
3. IT MAKES YOUR SKIN FLEXIBLE
Hyaluronic acid, or HA for short, makes your skin flexible, decreasing its wrinkles and assisting it in stretching more easily. But, similar to collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. Replenishing it can make your skin appear more rejuvenated and hydrated.
4. HYALURONIC ACID HELPS REGENERATE SKIN
HA encourages new skin cell growth. Because of this, it can help remove the older, unhealthy skin cells that have been harmed by the sun and replace them with younger, healthier ones. Not only that: HA helps regulate oil production and maintain the right balance of skin moisture. As a result, breakouts may be less frequent, keeping your skin clear. When applied to wounds, HA has been shown to reduce the size of skin wounds, decrease scarring and even act as a pain relief.
5. IT ACTS AS A HUMECTANT
Acting like sponges, humectants retain the moisture after it has been gathered, in addition to attracting water. In that way, HA offers more hydration to the skin, thus protecting the skin barrier.
Getting hyaluronic acid to where it’s needed the most
So there you have it: HA hydrates your skin, keeping it moisturized and radiant, and healthy-looking. Along with its healing properties, it prevents the development of wrinkles, and is, therefore, something of a miracle ingredient, really. But how can you get more HA into your skin and your body?
You can take HA orally, topically (on your skin), in eye drops, by injection, and under your skin. Hyaluronic acid can be found in some types of food, but it is also available both as a pill and nutritional supplement – there is even a liquid form, which you can mix with water. Plus, many skin creams and serums today contain this amazing ingredient. And that’s where BOOST comes in, making their results even more amazing.
Thanks to RÉDUIT’s very own Enhanced Delivery technology, BOOST ensures better absorption and deeper penetration of active ingredients in all your skincare products, for way better results. Hyaluronic acid included. Simply put, BOOST can increase the amount of hydrating agents – such as hyaluronic acid – that actually get into your skin by 5.6 times! It will make sure most of those precious HA molecules find their way exactly where they are needed, so your skin can look healthier and more radiant than ever!
Our users worldwide can confirm this. Some of the most popular skincare products BOOST has been supercharging lately have been in the skin moisturizer category, often enriched with hyaluronic acid, of course. Here are some of our users’ favorites*: La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Concentrated Hydrating Essence, and Tatcha the Dewy Skin Cream, to name but a few. Whatever your preference, whatever your skin type or skin concern, BOOST will help you make your product perform better and last longer, ensuring great results. Your skin needs all the care – and all the active ingredients – you can give it!
*source: REDUIT BOOST app database, 2022