Getting to know Hyaluronic Acid
Did you know that just one molecule of Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water? No wonder it has such a hydrating effect on the skin. This moisture-holding molecule also goes by several different names such as sodium hyaluronate, hydrolysed hyaluronic acid and sodium acetyl hyaluronate. Look out for these when shopping for a new serum or moisturiser as it may not be immediately obvious that Hyaluronic Acid is used within the formula.
Hyaluronic Acid is also incredibly gentle and suitable for every skin type, including oily and sensitive. It’s also incredibly lightweight so won’t add grease to oily, blemish-prone skin and works just as well in summer as it does in the winter.
How to add Hyaluronic Acid to your skincare routine
The Minéral 89 Daily Booster Serum is the perfect way to stay hydrated while protecting skin against daily aggressors like pollution. For the first time ever, Vichy Laboratories has created a formula that blends a high concentration of 89% Vichy Volcanic Water with natural origin Hyaluronic Acid. This formula is incredibly hydrating, strengthens the skin’s natural barrier function to helps impovethe first visible signs of urban ageing. Did you know that 80% of urban skin ageing is caused by environmental factors like pollution, UV and stress – known as a scientific concept called The Exposome.
Vichy’s Vitamin C Brightening Corrector combines 15% pure vitamin C with a fragmented form of Hyaluronic Acid to help brighten the look of the skin. Due to its fragmented state, the Hyaluronic Acid within this serum has a lower molecular weight and size. This means that is able to penetrate deeper into the epidermis and leaveshe complexion looking brighter, fresher, more rested and radiant.
If your skin feels like it needs an intensive hit of moisture, then a mask is a really effective way of hydrating it. Vichy’s Liftactiv Hyalu Mask is formulated with low and high-weight natural origin Hyaluronic Acid . The result? Plumper-looking skin that appears firmer with visibly reduced wrinkles.