Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that helps to keep skin hydrated and plump. It is available in various molecule sizes, with smaller molecules being able to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Little-known facts about Hyaluronic Acid
- Our body produces Hyaluronic Acid, naturally.
- You’d be shocked to know Hyaluronic Acid isn’t an acid! It’s a type of sugar called Glycosaminoglycan.
- HA is capable of boosting the moisture levels in your skin without involving oil.
- It helps regulate inflammation
- HA is a remarkable moisturizer as it absorbs moisture from the air.
Check the labels
- Hyaluronate –hyaluronic acid with a low molecular weight that can enter deeper into the skin.
- Sodium hyaluronate – The salt form of hyaluronic acid, which is essentially more stable, penetrates better and has less propensity to oxidize.
- Sodium acetylated hyaluronate –A light formulation with wonderful results.
Benefits of Hyaluronic for skin care
- An excellent moisturizer: As emphasised previously, HA is a super molecule in terms of its moisturizing capacity. It is essentially a humectant and traps the moisture.
- Restores skin barrier: Hyaluronic Acid generates a protective layer on the skin, hydrates the skin and fills in the gaps and the fine lines.
- Gives smooth skin & Improves skin elasticity
- Has excellent wound healing properties: Hyaluronic acid has anti-inflammatory properties and aids in wound healing.
- Useful in acne prone skin: Hyaluronic acid controls sebum production, restores skin barrier and helps in faster healing of acne scars.
- Has anti- ageing properties: HA decreases the wrinkles, filling in the gaps in your skin and also improves the laxity of the skin.
Read the full story that first appeared in Style Speak’s August 2023 issue here: