Hyaluronic acid has exploded within the skincare market and has made its way into serums, masks, moisturisers and everything in between.
So, what is it exactly?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by your body and retains over 1,000 times its weight in water which aids to hydrate our cells. As well as being a hydrator, hyaluronic acid has also been shown to be anti-aging with its ability to increase collagen production and skin elasticity all while being very light weight and non-comedogenic which is great for acne prone skin types. Hyaluronic acid is also being used as an alternative to traditional injectables for those who want step away from more permanent measures.
If you are wanting to purchase topic treatments note that not all hyaluronic acid products are made equal. Look out for products that containing hyaluronic acid in a range of molecular sizes which enables the hydration to go deep into the skins layers rather than sitting on the surface so you get the benefits.
To get the most out of your skincare routine apply hyaluronic acid directly after cleansing or toning followed by any other serums or moisturisers.