What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a translucent and slightly viscous substance that our body produces naturally. It is found more particularly in the skin, connective tissue, and eyes.
Along with collagen and elastin, it is one of the main components of the skin. Its main function is to maintain the skin’s elasticity. However, as our bodies age, hyaluronic acid production slows down, which is why it is used in anti-aging skincare products.
It is also a humectant, a type of hygroscopic ingredient that draws moisture from the environment. It is therefore a substance that stimulates the hydration of all skin types, which is why it is found in a wide range of cosmetic products such as water-based moisturizers and serums.
Fun Fact: A hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. 😉
Is it for all skin types?
Yes, hyaluronic acid is effective for all skin types!
However not all products containing hyaluronic acid are suitable for all skin types, which is why you should do your research before purchasing a cosmetic product depending on the needs of your own skin.
It is interesting to note that it’s an effective ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin: just because the skin looks oily doesn’t necessarily mean it is hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is therefore a good moisturizing solution that leaves the skin feeling fresh and light!
Key Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid:
- Improves the texture and suppleness of the skin by stimulating cell regeneration
- Helps to preserve the skin’s natural moisture and protect it from external aggression
- Improves skin hydration
- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles