Like we have mentioned before, people don't just buy things just because an advertisement says it's good for you. We're more careful and conscious in what we apply on our skin. You have read about the benefits of aloe vera, collagen and tea tree oil. Now it's time we learn about another one of the most common and most important ingredients in our skin care products: hyaluronic acid.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
The word "acid" may first put you off because this word usually has a negative connotation among people but worry not because hyaluronic acid, or also known as hyaluronan, is a clear gooey substance that is naturally secreted by the body (like collagen).
It's mostly found in your skin, connective tissues and eyes and its main function is to maintain the moisture and lubrication in your tissues.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid to Your Skin
1. Fights Signs of Aging
As we age, there's less and less production of hyaluronic acid resulting in the loss of firmness, pliability and plumpness so using products that are packed with this ingredient helps give you back what's been lost.
2. Protects Skin from Ultraviolet Rays
Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays is one of the worst things that can happen to your skin but hyaluronic acid can help protect your skin from any possible harm that it may cause.
3. Keeps Moisture in the Skin
As you will notice, using products with hyaluronic acid makes your skin look and feel softer and smoother. It also has the unique ability to hold in moisture since one gram of hyaluronic acid contains 1000ml of water so it's guaranteed to keep your skin well-moisturized.
If you don't have any products in your bathroom shelf that contain hyaluronic acid, maybe it's time to change that.
This product from COSRX is a daily moisturizing pad pre-soaked in a toner of propolis extract and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin soft and hydrated.
Cetaphil's Rich Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid strengthens your skin's natural moisture barrier to protect it from dryness.
This is a refreshing gel-cream from the beauty brand Clinique that provides an instant moisture boost and keeps your skin almost twice as hydrated at the end of the day than it has ever been before.
If you have dry or sensitive skin and can't always find the perfect cream with hyaluronic acid, this might be the best for you. This Hyaluronic Day Cream from Mario Badescu defends your skin from moisture loss and promises to give your skin powerful hydration thus leaving your skin soft and plump.
This might be our dream foundation! This product from Hourglass Cosmetics is powered by an advanced form of hyaluronic acid that tightens your skin while boosting moisture level. With skincare and SPF benefits, this might be why this foundation is so pricey. But who cares, if it's going to help and you're willing to pay for the best, then I say go for it!
Do yourself and your skin a favor by buying any of these products and you'll never have to suffer from dry skin again no matter the weather.