What is Hyaluronic Acid?
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What is hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like carbohydrate that our bodies naturally produce in order to keep tissues lubricated. The largest amounts are found in eyes, connective tissue, and skin.
Don’t be fooled by its name, hyaluronic acid is not as harsh as it sounds—quite the opposite, in fact. When applied topically as a serum, it provides gentle hydration that creates healthy, supple skin.
Why you should incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine
As we age, hyaluronic acid levels in our skin naturally decrease. Exposure to environmental stressors such as ultraviolet radiation from the sun, smoke, and pollution can also decrease the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin.
By binding to water, hyaluronic acid helps skin stay hydrated and plump. In fact, this amazing molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water!
Hyaluronic acid serum is safe and beneficial for any skin type—including sensitive and oily-prone. It also partners well with other active skin care ingredients, so can be layered with other products. When applied topically, it starts to work immediately after application.
Pair hyaluronic acid with hydrosol spray for best results
One thing to keep in mind is that hyaluronic acid seeks moisture from its environment, so if there’s not enough moisture in the air, it may actually pull moisture from your skin, making your skin feel dryer. This is especially true in environments that lack moisture, such as a desert climate or in an airplane.
To ensure hyaluronic acid has plenty of moisture to bind to—so it can plump the skin and not pull moisture away from your skin—apply hyaluronic acid serum to damp skin or spritz your face with our hydrosol spray immediately after applying hyaluronic acid serum.
Check out Golden Sunshine's hyaluronic acid serum.
What is Hyaluronic Acid
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