Dry, oily, combination, or even ageing skin, this is the one ingredient to look out for in your moisturisers and serums in order to keep your skin hydrated and supple.
If you want plumper, more hydrated, and younger looking skin, hyaluronic acid (also called hyaluronate) is the one skincare ingredient I’d start with. Read on to find out what’s so amazing about it, and our product recommendations for every budget!
The reason hyaluronic acid is so good at hydrating your skin, is that it’s actually a polymer that naturally occurs in your body to begin with. The only difference is that our personal supply of it begins to diminish with time from our teens due to things like sun exposure, ageing, and environmental aggressors. As a result, our skin struggles to stay hydrated and loses firmness, plumpness, and begins to age faster.
Hyaluronic acid’s ability to retain moisture (or bind itself to moisture) is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging, especially because it reportedly holds up to 6 litres of water per gram. And naturally, one of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture so that the tissues in your skin remain hydrated and flexible, yet firm.