Hyaluronic Acid sounds much scarier than it is and many of us wouldn't dream of putting acid on our faces; however, Hyaluronic Acid is actually a gel-like substance that has the unique ability to retain moisture. In fact, our bodies produce it naturally to help us retain moisture in our skin. It is also found in our eyes, joints, and connective tissue. We produce less and less Hyaluronic Acid as we age and our skin becomes dryer and less elastic as a result, which causes us to develop deep-set wrinkles. This is why it works wonderfully as an anti-ageing component in face creams and serums, as the Hyaluronic Acid can hold over 1,000 times it's weight in water.
SKIN BENEFITS OF HYALURONIC ACID
Skin hydration - keeps your skin moisturised and radiant
Anti-wrinkle properties - due to its capacity to retain large amounts of water, skin stays moisturised and helps to prevent the development of wrinkles, and fills in already present wrinkles to reduce their appearance
Healing properties - applying Hyaluronic Acid to wounds has been shown to help with reduce the size of surface wounds on the skin, and aid with pain relief of these areas