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What is hyaluronic acid and why should it be part of your skincare routine?

Updated: Jan 30

If you’ve bought or seen advertising for skincare in the last couple of years, you’ve probably come across this ingredient called ‘hyaluronic acid’. If you’ve recently been to my salon, you’ll have seen the range of wonderful Eve Taylor products that I am stocking, some of which include this mysterious ingredient. So, what is hyaluronic acid?


Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes of humans and animals. It's a glycosaminoglycan, a type of molecule that helps maintain moisture. Put simply, HA plays a crucial role in keeping it hydrated, plump, and youthful.


As we age, our body's natural production of HA decreases, which leads to dryness, loss of firmness, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Incorporating this super molecule in your skincare can actually help your skin retain moisture and fight this! If you’re not convinced yet or you’d like to learn more, here are 5 reasons why you should use HA.

Intense Hydration

One of the primary benefits of hyaluronic acid is its ability to provide intense hydration to the skin. HA molecules can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water, making it a potent hydrating agent. When applied topically, HA infuses the skin with moisture, resulting in a visibly plumper, smoother and more radiant complexion, making it particularly beneficial for clients with dry, dehydrated skin.

Diminished Fine Lines and Wrinkles

With its moisture-locking properties, HA effectively diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By infusing the skin with hydration, it fills out and smoothes any creases, giving your skin a youthful and rejuvenated look. Using HA-based skincare products can help reduce the signs of ageing and improve your overall skin texture.

Enhanced Skin Elasticity

Skin elasticity is key to maintaining a firm and youthful complexion. Unfortunately, loss of skin elasticity is a common concern as we age. It can lead to sagging and a less defined facial contour. Hyaluronic acid promotes the production of collagen, a crucial protein responsible for skin elasticity. By maintaining optimal collagen levels, the skin becomes more supple, firmer, and regains its youthful bounce.


Gentle and Suitable for All Skin Types

Hyaluronic acid is known for its gentle and non-irritating nature, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. Unlike some other skincare ingredients, hyaluronic acid rarely causes adverse reactions, making it a safe choice for most people when used correctly. So, whether you have sensitive, oily, or combination skin, HA can be incorporated into your skincare routine without worry.

Rapid Absorption

Due to its low molecular weight, hyaluronic acid is quickly absorbed by the skin, delivering hydration and plumping effects almost immediately after application. This makes it an ideal choice for a quick pick-me-up before special events or as a daily moisturising boost.

Conclusion

Hyaluronic acid is a game-changer in the world of skincare, and can help you achieve healthy, youthful, and radiant skin. Its powerful hydration properties, coupled with its ability to diminish fine lines and improve skin elasticity, make it a must-have ingredient in any skin treatment regimen. Embrace the power of this "fountain of youth" ingredient, and experience the transformative effects it can bring to your skin!


If you’re interested in finding out more, or trying HA products, why not book yourself in for a facial? You can find available times here. Or next time you’re in the salon, I’d be more than happy to show you the fantastic range of Eve Taylor products and answer any of your questions.



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