Hyaluronic Acid has enjoyed its time in the spotlight for quite some time now, and for very good reason. This super-strength moisturising ingredient is not only ultra-gentle but really effective at re-plumping and hydrating the skin. Want to know more? Here’s 7 ways it can benefit your skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar that’s found in the skin – the human body contains around 15 grams of it which it recycles each day.
Hyaluronic Acid is classed as a humectant as it’s incredibly hydrating and can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. This means that it draws water into the skin like a sponge, plumping and restoring firmness.
As the body ages, our natural production of Hyaluronic Acid slows down which can lead to premature signs of ageing in the skin such as fine lines and wrinkles. Adding Hyaluronic Acid-rich serums and creams into your skincare regime can help to restore plumpness and radiance.
Hyaluronic Acid comes in low and high molecular weights which can have slightly different results on the skin. Higher weight Hyaluronic Acid molecules are larger in size so will sit on the skin surface and attract moisture from the atmosphere, while lower weight Hyaluronic Acid is a smaller molecule that can penetrate the skin to help plump and hydrate.
Hyaluronic Acid can also be injected directly into the dermis, or top layer of the skin – a technique used as dermal fillers. This works to fill and plump the skin while providing a temporary improvement in fine lines and wrinkles.
As Hyaluronic Acid is produced naturally by the body, it doesn’t cause any irritation and is accepted easily by the skin. It’s also very gentle and can be used on all skin types, including sensitive.
Hyaluronic Acid also has antioxidant properties and can help to protect and shield the skin against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors such as pollution.
Fancy introducing Hyaluronic Acid to your regime? Here’s three simple ways:
Hyaluronic Acid and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water are two of just 11 key ingredients used in Minéral 89’s gentle formula. This lightweight yet ultra-hydrating serum is designed to act as a daily dose of strength for your skin and be applied as the first step in your routine. Apply it to clean, dry face using tapping motions all the way from the chin, to the sides of the face, across the cheeks and forehead and back down. This will leave your skin plump and protected throughout the day.
Idéalia Radiance Boosting Serum
Idéalia’s Radiance Boosting Serum is Vichy’s first liquid formulation that restores skin quality and glow. Its light and fluid texture is enriched with glycerin and hyaluronic acid and penetrates quickly into the skin, improving skin texture and restoring radiance. Apply it daily to the face and neck after cleansing.
Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum
Your skin loses around 500ml of moisture a day which can leave it feeling dry and uncomfortable. Vichy’s new and improved Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum works to combat this by locking in moisture and reducing water loss, enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and plant sugar mannose. The skin should feel dewy and fresh for up to 48 hours.
For more information on the Vichy range, visit vichy.co.uk