If you have been searching for an effective Anti-Aging Serum Treatment, then you surely seen Hyaluronic Acid’ on ingredient labels. Hyaluronic Acid is a high-end ingredient in the anti-aging skin care industry because of its unique ability to lock in moisture (thus plumping the skin) for long periods of time. It recreates the repairative power of younger skin, providing noticeable anti-aging results without side effects. Before buying a Hyaluronic Acid Enriched Skin Serum, read on for some of the most frequently asked questions about this ultra-hydrating skincare ingredient:
1. What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in the body, with about half of it residing in the skin. It is a Humectant and a Hydrophilic molecule (which means it draws moisture into the skin and fills the empty spaces around dermal cells, acting as a cushion between them.
2. How Does Reduction of Hyaluronic Acid with Age Affects the Skin
Hyaluronic Acid is a sensitive molecule which rapidly breaks down upon exposure to UV light, Oxidizing Agents and Free Radicals. When the skin is young, the enzyme Hyaluronidase breaks down, creating HA and this cycle is repeated in the skin multiple times a day. This normal skin activity gradually reduces as we age, until the process of degradation of the HA becomes faster than its replenishment. Loss of HA makes the skin appear drier and thinner, which of course results in drooping, wrinkled skin. If you have Vata Dosha (find your Dosha here), have dry or parched skin, fine lines and wrinkles, are in your 30s and over, then you can be sure you have low levels of Hyaluronic Acid.
3. Why is Hyaluronic Acid Known As the Top Ingredient in Promoting and Retaining Moisture?
Hyaluronic Acid has the ability of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water in the skin. HA, being a large molecule, doesn’t permeate deep into the skin. It stays in the top layers where it facilitates moisture retention from the environment, and minimize the evaporation of water from the skin.
4. What are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
In clinical studies, Hyaluronic Acid very efficiently hydrates the skin, up to 400% better than other hydrating skin ingredients. Regular topical application of Hyaluronic Acid:
- Moisturizes the Skin
- Boosts Natural Skin Collagen Production
- Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Crow’s Feet and other signs of aging.
- Plumps the Skin.
- Provides Soft & Smooth Appearance.
- Gives a Natural, Radiant Glow.
- Prevents Age Spots and Hyperpigmentation.
5. What is the Source of Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care Formulations
Hyaluronic Acid is produced from the biotechnical process of bacterial fermentation of lactose or lactic acid. Production of HA is a costly process, however, thanks to its unique binding capacity that a concentration of just 0.5-1% HA can bind about 99% water. It is a mild and non-toxic ingredient that doesn’t cause any allergic reactions.
Did you know? Hyaluronic Acid was originally produced from Rooster Combs. However, Puraveda Organics being a Cruelty-free company, we extract HA only from Plant-Based sources in the most sustainable, scientific and environmental friendly way.
6. Should the Word ‘Acid’ Bother You?
Hyaluronic Acid is not really an acid, but rather a type of simple sugar molecule, called ‘Glycosaaminoglycan’ (A combination of Sugar and Protein). Therefore, unlike retinoic acid and others, HA is actually one of the mildest (yet, the most powerful) skin hydrator.
7. How Does HLA Repairs the Skin
HA being a sugar-like molecule, binds easily with water to form a jelly like substance. This substance acts like a moisturizing lubricant to provide a cushioning effect between the fibers of the skin, i.e., collagen and elastin. Maintaining good levels of moisture in the skin with HA is one of the foundational needs to boost cell growth and promote full, healthy looking skin.
8. How You Can Amplify the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid with BioScience Peptide Complex
Many skin care ingredients have their own benefits, but their impact can be increased many times better with the right combination of ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid is the essential link between the Collagen-Elastin Matrix that in combination helps the skin to stay plump, elastic, free from sagging, wrinkle-free and younger looking. When used along with Plant-based Peptides like Argireline and Matrixyl in our Award Winning Formula BioScience Peptide Complex, the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid are greatly amplified. The addition/combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and other Antioxidant-rich Botanical Extracts creates a far more complete and effective skin care routine.
9. Are there any side effects of Hyaluronic Acid on Skin?
Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that is naturally produced by your body. So, when the skin is supplemented with HA in the form of an Organic Serum, it acts readily without causing side effects. Hyaluronic Acid is safe for all skin types.