HYALURONIC ACID – WHAT IT IS AND DOES
AMANDA LORGE on JUNE 5, 2019
Hyaluronic acid is a darling ingredient in the skincare industry, as well as a naturally occurring element in thehuman body. But why is hyaluronic acid so beloved? Hydration!
Hyaluronic acid is a favorite in the skincare world for one reason: it keeps skin firm, plump and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid can hold 6000% of its weight in water! Hydrated indeed! Due to its ability to hang on to water, this type of ingredient used in serums and moisturizers is known as a humectant. As Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, make sure you always use another moisturizer if you are using it as a full strength serum. If you do not give the serum moisture to work with, it will start pulling it from your skin. Not what you want to happen!
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Hyaluronic acid can also have a smaller molecular size which makes it easier for the product to penetrate the surface of the skin. Hyaluronic acid can also be used as a filler for plastic surgeons. Basically, its lube for your body as it can also be taken internally as a supplement, but you should always check with your doctor first.
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The nice thing about hyaluronic acid is that it doesn’t have many side effects. Not to say that it doesn’t have any when applied topically, but it is rare and could also be attributed to other ingredients in the product. Irritation may come from its ability to penetrate the skin rather deep due to its molecular structure. The hyaluronic acid can then
carry other ingredients deeply, possibly causing the skin to become irritated.
1. Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic acid 97%
2. Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner 200ml
3. BADSKIN Hyaluronic Deep Pore Cleansing Oil 144ml
4. seaNtree Hyaluronic Super Hydra Ampoule 50ml
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Hyaluronic acid is a kind of worker horse of the skincare industry, carrying immense amounts of water to hydrate and lubricate your skin and body. Want to enjoy the plumping effects of hyaluronic acid? Try products such as the Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream or Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion.