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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Aesthetics / February 16, 2023

 What is Hyaluronic Acid? And why is it such a popular ingredient in skincare today?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, joints, and other areas. HA works by binding to water and collagen in our skin essentially locking in moisture and creating the youthful, dewy, glowing skin we all crave!

Hyaluronic acid is specifically useful in reducing the appearance of the things that make skin look aged—like wrinkles and age lines.

Hyaluronic acid helps to create that youthful plumpness and elasticity into skin. HA is used topically, as an injectable, and even as a vitamin to be taken. Each of these methods of use have different benefits.

Topical use – commonly added to skincare products or added separately into the beauty routine to create hydrated, glowing skin.

Injectable use – common component in dermal fillers. A bonus benefit to HA fillers is that they can be dissolved by your injector using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This is helpful if you decide you aren’t happy with your results, or if you want to start fresh.

Vitamin (Oral use) – HA has been used via a vitamin supplement to help people struggling with arthritis.

Adding Hyaluronic acid as a staple in beauty routines has become one of the top-rated, must have steps recently for many reasons. Using HA has almost instant results and can be used by just about everyone.

Why is HA so popular?

One word, moisture!

As we age not only do we lose collagen, but we have had more exposure to harsh weather, free radicals, and the effects of dehydration.

HA has become a staple in skincare today because it addresses these main issues that most of us battle daily. By locking in moisture and binding to collagen in our skin, using HA creates healthier skin that is plump and hydrated.

Who should use Hyaluronic acid?

Do you have dry, dull skin? Do you want plump, glowing, youthful looking skin? Do you wish you could find an anti-aging hack that without having to go under the knife? Do you prefer natural products that work on a budget?

…then Hyaluronic just may be the thing to add to your skincare routine!

HA used as a topical treatment is generally safe for women pregnant and breastfeeding, however HA injectables are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to incorporate Hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine?

For best results, go through your cleansing routine first and while skin is still damp, apply HA to lock in all that juicy plumpness for younger, more elastic looking skin!

Ask one of our skincare experts for more info about HA, or about adding an HA treatment when you come for a visit!