Skincare Ingredients: What does Hyaluronic Acid do for my skin?
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Academie Derm Acte 4D Intensive Moisturising Serum (Blend of 4 forms of Hyaluronic Acid)
Academie 24 hour Hydraderm booster serum
Holos This Is More Facial & Eye Hyaluronic Serum
What is Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) , also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, is a sugar of the glycosaminoglycan family. Glycosaminoglycans or often abbreviated to the term ‘GAGS’, are substances that hold water in the skin and are our skin’s natural moisturisers.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin and is famously known for hold 100- times its weight in water. This makes its an excellent hydrator for skin, making skin look hydrated & healthier.
What is a Humectant
Humectants are groups of water loving agents, that are referred to as hydrophilic ingredients in skincare. These substances attract water to them, in skincare they make excellent hydrators.
The common humectants (attract water) found in moisturizers are:
What are the forms of Hyaluronic Acid
It is so easy these days to find skincare products with ‘Hyaluronic Acid’ in them. However Hyaluronic Acid comes in many forms and have different benefits to the skin. Ideally the best Hyaluronic Skincare Products have a combination of all forms.
What are the benefits of HA for the skin
Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gelatinous substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin (50%), connective tissue and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist.