Hyaluronic Acid 101
Is Hyaluronic Acid super hydrating? You better believe it.
To the uninitiated, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) probably sounds a little intense; even scary. But, it actually works wonders to keep your skin healthy, happy and hydrated.
HA is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body, which acts like a magnet for moisture. In fact, this over achiever has the seemingly magical ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
This helps keep your complexion forever young à la the age defiant Jennifer Lopez, whilst kicking any sign of fine lines or wrinkles to the curb.
Hyaluronic Acid is also known for:
- being the holy grail of hydrators #humblebrag
- its crowd pleasing abilities; particularly for dry/dehydrated or mature skin
- its five-star reputation for producing collagen
- fighting free radicals & environmental stressors
- attracting loads of compliments (you really do look even more radiant & glow-y than usual)
As we grow older, our ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally declines faster than you can say, “no fair!” which means we need to up the ante in other ways. You can opt for instant gratification via injectables - we like to maintain a JFZ (judgment free zone) or alternatively you can introduce HA to your skincare routine for a slow and steady but just as effective option.
When applied topically, HA acts as a humectant (hyoo/meck/tant), which is a fancy schmancy way of saying it does a bang up job of reducing the loss of moisture to your skin.
Sounds pretty great, right? OH MY SEA SUN… it sure does. Especially because it’s one of the hero ingredients in The Eye Mask, one of our best selling products.
If your skin looks a little lacklustre, these ultra calming pink patches will give your peepers the pep-talk they need. In just 30 minutes (that’s barely half an episode of Bridgeton) they’ll provide the delicate skin under your eyes with a revitalising H20 boost.