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Hyaluronic acid and your skin

Hyaluronic acid is your skin's bff

Especially if you have dry skin. We've known for years that keeping skin hydrated, particularly in dry climates, keeps it more radiant and all-around healthier, since it's less likely to break, crack, or become inflamed. One super skin hydrating ingredient, in particular, stands out--Hyaluronic Acid.

Hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture in your skin

A hydration-attracting ingredient that has become a staple in both topical and injectable treatments.  It's found in injectable fillers, Juvederm and Restylane and is the gold standard for topical skin formulations today.

The beauty of hyaluronic acid is that it can significantly decrease the depth of wrinkles and enhance our firmness and tone in our skin. It's great for all skin types and is non-irritating, and does not trigger rosacea, acne, or allergic skin reactions.

According to Jessica Weiser, a board-certified dermatologist at New York Dermatology Group, "When applied topically to the skin, hyaluronic acid holds water to the skin surface to increase hydration of the cells and surface, without occlusion (blockage). This moistens the skin surface to alleviate dryness, facilitate healing and create a protective barrier.”

Topical treatments with hyaluronic acidhelps to maintain a youthful-looking appearance by replenishing the hyaluronic acid content in our skin that diminishes as we grow older, which contributes to significant dryness, sagging and wrinkling."

Hyaluronic acid leaves your skin feeling smoother, improves elasticity, creating a rejuvenating effect on your skin as reported in this study.

More tips for hydrating dry, dull skin

  • Use an exfoliating polish 2-3 times a week.  Regular exfoliation is especially important for dry skin—patches of dead, flaky cells not only look less-than-pretty, they also prevent moisturizers and serums from penetrating into and hydrating skin.
  • Use your moisturizer while your skin is still damp, after cleansing or showering.
  • Antioxidant-rich moisturizersare your friend!  Look for Vitamins C, E, and Vitamin B.  A serum that includesboth antioxidants and hyaluronic acidis best!

For more information on the difference between hyaluronic acid vs. botanical hyaluronic acid, read our blog.