Hyaluronic Acid: The most important skin care ingredient

What makes Hyaluronic Acid so important?  

Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the skin because of its ability to promote collagen and keep the skin hydrated and nourished.   

It provides hydration to the dermal and epidermal layer and also delivers nutrients into the cell and toxins out of the cell. Immediate water-binding and water-attracting attributes fill void spaces between connective collagen and elastin fibers found within the dermal skin layer.  

Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Hyaluronic acid retains the water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic. The reason hyaluronic acid is essential in skin care is is because it retains 1,000 times its weight in water within the skin’s cells. No other biological substance can retain as much water as hyaluronic acid, which makes it critical for keeping skin looking plumped, well hydrated, and voluptuous.

Young people have plump, smooth, and highly elastic skin because they have high concentrations of hyaluronic acid. As we grow older, the body produces less hyaluronic acid, causing the hyaluronic acid concentration in the skin to fall.  Around age 40, aging becomes more visible as our skin loses elasticity, forming lines and wrinkles.

Just like your collagen, hyaluronic acid needs topping up each day. Hyaluronic Acid should be applied topically in the morning and evening and we also recommend using a Hyaluronic Acid Supplement.   

Some fantastic skin care products that contain Hyarluonic Acid are:

If you're looking for supplements that contain Hyaluronic Acid try: