July 09 2020 – Erin Mawhinney
So, you have dry skin.
You may suffer from that tight-skin feeling, flaking, peeling, itching, or even symptoms of psoriasis. Dry skin, relative to its severity, can be extremely uncomfortable - but no need to fret! There are indeed products that can massively aid in hydrating your skin and giving you that nice dewy glow that everyone strives for.
Hyaluronic Acid is one of these products, and as a substance that is naturally produced by your body, it is something that massively aids our skin in moisture regulation. The primary function of hyaluronic acid is to retain water to keep your skin hydrated at all times, so you can think about it like BIG drink of water for your tissues. Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture.
This substance is the holy grail for supple, youthful skin, and more and more are starting to become aware of this. Recently, hyaluronic has become massively popular in the skincare industry, and we are proud to provide an amazing formula to assist with your dry-skin-needs. In fact, one gram (or 0.03 oz.) of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six LITERS of water . Hyaluronic acid is the perfect example of how limited-ingredient skincare can produce real results.
With that being said, there are a variety of benefits to implementing hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine:
1. More dewy, supple, youthful-looking skin
Because of HA’s moisture-retaining properties, your skin will latch onto all of those water molecules trying to slip away, which will ultimately lead to...
2. Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin that retains moisture also retains elasticity, resulting in less wrinkling throughout the years.
3. Sped up wound-healing
Hyaluronic acid helps wounds heal faster by signalling the body to build more blood vessels in damaged areas.
4. Protection from environmental toxins
As we grow older, the lipid barrier on our outer-most layer of skin (the epidermis) breaks down. Hyaluronic Acid, however, locks in the moisture of our lipid barrier to combat all of those UV rays and environmental pollution that may cause aging, wrinkling, and dark spots. With a more sustained lipid barrier, our skin can focus on…
5. Keeping our skin bright and bouncy
Our skin does a lot for us. It is our first line of defence for pollutants and toxins of the outside world, but is also extremely active in absorption, excretion, and overall regulation of temperature and chemicals. A healthy lipid barrier sustained by substances such as Hyaluronic Acid ensures that the skin can focus on the ladder, ultimately resulting in increased elasticity and freshness.
So, lightweight and suitable for all skin types, our Hyaluronic Acid formula alleviates dry skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeds up wound healing. It improves skin elasticity, making your skin appear dewier and brighter. Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients in grace & stella’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum:
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer:Skin-replenishing hyaluronic acid attached to a polymer structure that keeps it within the skin’s uppermost layers longer, allowing for enhanced hydration.
Panthenol:A humectant with great ability to attract and hold moisture.
Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract:A nutrient-rich mineral that stimulates cell turnover and circulation, boosting hyaluronic acid's ability to penetrate the skin's surface at a deeper level.
Not only does our HA feed our skin a tall glass of water, but it also contains ingredients that promote cell regeneration and rejuvenation. Increased cell turnover is crucial for the minimization of those dark spots and pigmentation problems you’ve been hating.
But HA is not only beneficial to the skin; It’s interesting to learn that the FDA has approved the use of hyaluronic acid during certain eye surgeries, where it is injected into the eye during the procedure to help replace natural fluids. Even more, Hyaluronic acid supplements are utilized to treat joint pain by keeping the bones lubricated and is very helpful for people suffering from osteoarthritis.
Overall, experts can agree that Hyaluronic Acid is a key component of healthy, youthful skin. Young people possess plump, smooth, and highly elastic skin because they have high concentrations of hyaluronic acid. In fact, people between the ages of 19 and 47 have twice as much hyaluronic acid in their skin as those in their 50s and 60s, making HA increasingly crucial to our skin routine as we age.
Hyaluronic Acid = Hydration, and with hydration comes smoother, happier skin.