What Does Hyaluronic Acid do for skin?
Have you ever heard of hyaluronic acid? Have you ever wondered why it is such an important staple in your skincare routine? We are here to let you know.
Hyaluronic acid (HA - we will call it that from now on) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan found throughout the body’s connective tissue. It helps us retain moisture and holds 1000 x its weight in water.
As we age, the production of key substances in the skin, including hyaluronic acid (along with collagen and elastin) decreases. As a result, our skin loses volume, hydration, and plumpness.
Thus, it is known for its amazing effects on aging skin. Anytime we’re talking about skin that’s well-moisturized, that can be referring to skin that has a lot of water content. Perhaps you’ve heard the term transepidermal water loss, or TEWL for short? This is the scientific term for the measurement of how much water is evaporated from the skin.
HA helps to keep skin plumper and more dewy with an all natural lift of hydration. It helps to restore the plumpness and hydration of skin to help towards looking its very best. That was what inspired us to create our infamous formula of our Succulent Cell Serum.
The Succulent formula is a botanical collagen boost that works in sync with the Pseudoalteromonas Ferment that increased Collagen 128% in 15 days in in vitro studies.
To have the very best HA formula, we have made sure to utilize the very best molecular weight that penetrates skin deeply and effectively. After one month, they found that treatment with 130 kDa HA was the most effective, increasing skin elasticity by 20 percent. Both the 50 and 130 kDa groups had significant improvement in wrinkle-depth and skin roughness after 60 days.
With all of that being said, HA is an amazing staple to keep in your daily skincare routine and enjoy on a regular basis for younger looking skin.