What is Hyaluronic Acid and Why it’s the Secret to Bouncy, Dewy Skin
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular skincare ingredients on the market - but, does it live up to the hype? The science points to a resounding yes! Stay tuned for a complete breakdown of why this superstar skincare ingredient is a staple in Beia’s product collection.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (aka. sugar molecule) naturally found in our bodies. This bouncy fluid is responsible for providing cushioning and lubrication to our skin and connective tissue. If hyaluronic acid had the ability to build muscle, it would be an olympic-level weight-lifter. Hyaluronic acid is an intense humectant capable of holding 1000x its weight in water. That means just one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 liters of water. It accomplishes this by binding with water and collagen molecules to trap the moisture in the skin, preventing transepidermal water loss. So basically, you can think of hyaluronic acid as a moisture magnet.
Like collagen and elastin, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid naturally as we age. In response, we lose volume, hydration, and plumpness in our skin. Luckily, through a process called biofermentation, labs are able to produce a nature-identical version of hyaluronic acid that can be applied topically to replenish the hyaluronic acid levels in our skin. Keep reading to discover exactly what topical hyaluronic acid can do for your skin.
Skincare Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Restores the moisture barrier for all-day hydration
Hyaluronic acid has a remarkable ability to increase water content in the skin. Because of its small molecular weight, hyaluronic acid is able to penetrate to deeper layers of the skin, drenching your skin cells with a burst of hydration. The moisture helps to restore the skin’s natural barrier, leaving you with a healthy glow.
Quick Tip: Hyaluronic acid isn’t just for your face, it also delivers intense moisture to your whole body! Our bodies get dehydrated, too, so don’t forget to give your body the love and attention it deserves in your daily routine with hyaluronic acid. P.S. You can find HA in our Refresh Wipes ;)
Plumps and volumizes skin to minimize appearance of wrinkles
A lack of moisture in the skin is a key culprit for the appearance of fine lines. Hydration adds volume to the skin, creating a plumping effect that fills in wrinkles and diminishes signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin feel soft, supple, and bouncy, improving texture and increasing perkiness.
Delivers benefits to all skin types
Don’t be fooled by the classification as an “acid”, Hyaluronic acid is nothing like the exfoliating acids you may think of when it comes to skincare. In fact, hyaluronic acid is known for its gentle, hydrating properties. Because it is water-based, hyaluronic acid works well with every skin type, even sensitive, acne-prone, and oily skin.
Plays well with other active skincare ingredients
Hyaluronic acid mixes well with other powerful skincare ingredients, so you never have to worry about interference or even the time of day you apply it. Hyaluronic acid makes a perfect complement to vitamin C, vitamin B5, glycolic acid and fits into any skincare routine.