What is Hyaluronic Acid?
When most people hear the word acid, youthful, plump skin isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But there is one acid that ought to be on your skincare radar: Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, sugar-based polymer that's already in your skin and all the connective tissue in your body. While this acid isn't as conventional as your normal skincare ingredient, it is extremely helpful when paired with the right anti-aging regime.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?
So, how does Hyaluronic Acid keep your skin looking fresh and supple? Well, we all know that hydration is key to preventing premature aging. What if we told you that one gram of Hyaluronic Acid can retain up to six liters of water? Pretty incredible, right? Hyaluronic Acid is what is known as a hydrophilic (aka, water-loving) compound, basically it has an unparalleled ability to trap and retain moisture.
Skin Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
So what is all that extra moisture going to do for your skin? Here are just a few of the benefits to adding Hyaluronic Acid to your skincare regime:
- Firmer, plumper skin.
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Right for Me?
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the safest skincare ingredients since it's already in your body. It's extremely unlikely to cause any kind of allergic reaction or irritation so it's great for those of you with sensitive skin. Hyaluronic Acid is also totally safe to use during all stages of life, including while pregnant or breast-feeding
Adding Hyaluronic Acid to Your Skincare Routine
Hyaluronic Acid can be found in a wide range of higher end skincare products, from serums to masks. You can even get Hyaluronic Acid injections (ever heard of Juvederm?). Well, fortunately there's no need to break the bank or deal with any painful needles... BioRepublic's new biocellulose line of face and eye masks all contain Hyaluronic Acid and will be launching in just a couple of weeks!
Be on the look out for our No More Years Eternal Radiance Mask and our Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask, coming soon!