We dive in deep and explore the ingredient that many say is the answer to flawless, ageless skin.
We've all heard the adage that for great skin you must drink eight glasses of water a day. While it's true that upping your water consumption can reap amazing benefits on your complexion, I'm here to tell you it's not the only way. Want to know my little anti-aging beauty secret? It’s called hyaluronic acid and it’s my favorite moisturizing ingredient! Why? Because hyaluronic acid gives your skin that supple, soft look we all used to have ‘back in the day.’
And I’m certainly not the only one who loves hyaluronic acid! In fact, hyaluronic acid is popping up all over the marketplace to emerge as one of the most popular ingredients in skincare these days. But there are still many who are not aware of the powerhouse ingredients and it's myriad of benefits.
So what is hyaluronic acid, and how can you incorporate it into your skincare routine? Keep reading to find out!
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide AKA a large sugar molecule. It’s a humectant, meaning that it attracts moisture to your skin and holds it there. In fact, one hyaluronic acid molecule can hold 1000 times its weight in water! So, hyaluronic acid increases skin hydration, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid. About half of your naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid is in your skin. As we get older, however, our skin starts to produce less hyaluronic acid. As a result, our skin becomes dehydrated. In fact, loss of hyaluronic acid is one of the biggest causes of visible skin aging! BY applying hyaluronic acid topically you can being to replenish the skin of it's loss. While hyaluronic acid has just recently became popular in the marketplace, we as a brand have been formulating it into our products since day one and with good reason! This ingredient is so versatile in what it can do!
Hyaluronic Acid Benefits
Hyaluronic acid in skincare products have some amazing key benefits, including:
- Plumping skin
- Increasing hydration
- Smoothing and softening texture
- Won’t leave skin too oily or too dry
- Works for all skin types, including sensitive skin
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid
So hyaluronic acid sounds pretty great, right? Luckily, you don’t just have to let your skin have all the hydrating fun. At Dermelect, we’ve formulated topical hyaluronic acid solutions for all your anti-aging needs! Here's our roundup of the best hyaluronic acid treatments:
For your face:
Try Confidence Injection Crease Concentrate. Almost all beauty products are made up almost entirely of one ingredient- water. This innovative treatment is anhydrous, meaning it has no water at all. What does this mean for you? This treatment virtually made up of only active ingredients designed to give you the results you want! The hydrating formula expands when it makes contact with your skin, filling creases for a smoother appearance and texture. It also serves as a great primer for makeup, since it gives you that perfect canvas for any look.
For best results, I recommend patting Confidence Injection Crease Concentrate into slightly damp, clean skin and following with Empower MP6 Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.
For your lips:
Try Smooth Upper Lip & Perioral Anti-Aging Treatment. This multi-tasking treatment addresses all the visible factors of aging in the lip area, including lip lines, smile lines, and laugh lines. This formula utilizes hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and smooth out the delicate skin around the mouth. On top of that the cream is also specially formulated to target lipstick bleeding! The days of avoiding red lipstick are gone for good!
For your neck and décolleté:
Try Self-Esteem Neck Firming Lift. Good skincare doesn't end at the jawline. This revitalizing and firming cream uses a comprehensive blend of ingredients (including hyaluronic acid) to contour the delicate skin of your neck, jaw, cheeks, chin, and décolleté. Hyaluronic acid works to hydrate crepe-like skin and while the weightless cream delivers super-hydrators avocado oil and shea butter to restore overexposed necks.
Have you tried hyaluronic acid yet? What were your results? Let me know in the comments!