Hyaluronic Acid: What is it and why do you need it?
It’s no secret that we are particularly fond of hyaluronic acid. So when we boast that HA is a powerhouse ingredient in some of our favorite products, what does that mean?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, particularly in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes.
One of its primary functions is to retain moisture and keep tissues well-lubricated. It has an exceptional ability to bind and hold water molecules, which helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. This hydration aspect is particularly crucial for maintaining the health and appearance of the skin.
In other words, HA is what holds the plump and youthful appearance in our skin!
As we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid in our bodies tends to decrease, resulting in a loss of moisture and volume in the skin. This decline contributes to the development of signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Environmental factors, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can also affect hyaluronic acid levels.
Fun fact: Hyaluronic acid is also utilized in dermal fillers, which are injectable treatments used to restore volume and enhance facial contours. When injected into specific areas of the face, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can help plump up the skin, smooth wrinkles, and restore a more youthful appearance.
With our natural hyaluronic acid levels on a decline, we aim to restore baby-smooth skin by using medical-grade HA in many different forms. Whether you prefer a serum that is clinically proven to deliver equivalent results to one injection of collagen filler, a moisturizer that defeats fine lines and wrinkles, eye masks to fight aging under the eyes, cleansers, and more, hyaluronic acid is the secret ingredient!
Our HA-packed picks: