Up until the late 1990’s, the only way of deriving Hyaluronic Acid was to get it from animal-based sources, such as rooster combs. For obvious reasons, this is less than ideal. Some skincare manufacturers still use this type in their serums, creams, and injections.
When shopping for skincare, be sure to check the back label of any skincare product to make sure the hyaluronic acid is botanically sourced. If the product is inexpensive, chances are they may still be using an animal-based source of hyaluronic acid.
All of us are born with a certain amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our skin. As we age, our levels start to decline, which results in skin that wrinkles and sags.
Hyaluronic Acid mainly functions as a humectant, a water-attracting substance that delivers water to the skin's surface. Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t create water, but rather pulls water either from the atmosphere or from deep within the skin to hydrate the outermost layer of skin. The moisture-binding properties of Hyaluronic Acid and its ability to retain water make it a go-to ingredient in highly moisturizing, anti-aging, skincare products.
Cruelty-free, botanical hyaluronic acid found in Allure Plant Stem Cell Elixir is derived from a plant called Cassia Angustifolia (Senna alexandria) and is an essential component for our skin's elasticity and structure. Properly hydrated skin feels soft and looks plump and firm. It is collagen that gives our skin its firmness, but it is the Hyaluronic Acid that nourishes & hydrates the collagen.
For more information on why Hyaluronic acid is your dry skin savior read this blog too.
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