Hyaluronic Acid

Discover why Hyaluronic Acid is considered a real hero of the skincare world and loved by both consumers and dermatologists.

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About Hyaluronic Acid

There’s a reason why Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is hailed as a hero not only in the skincare world but also in the realm of hair care, earning widespread admiration from both beauty experts and dermatologists alike.

This mighty ingredient is the key to robust hydration, making it a vital component in the finest Hyaluronic Acid serums, products, and even hair treatments - it works by drenching both skin and hair with essential moisture, aiding to hydrate them from the inside out. On the skin, it helps in plumping out fine lines and wrinkles to enhance the overall skin appearance, while in the hair, it assists in maintaining the scalp's hydration and enhancing hair's lustre and suppleness. The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for skin are numerous, just as its virtues for hair health are manifold, making it a sought-after ingredient for those seeking a youthful, vibrant complexion and luscious, healthy hair.

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  • Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that’s found in our bodies. Despite its name, it’s not part of the exfoliating acid family, and instead it’s a humectant. That means it helps to retain the moisture that both skin and joints need, but – like collagen – our levels of it decline as we get older. That can lead to dullness, fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of elasticity in skin (which is what keeps it looking plump and healthy). The skin is the organ that contains the most important quantities of Hyaluronic Acid in the body. So, by applying Hyaluronic Acid's benefits topically via your skincare products, you can help restore some of that lost moisture and plumpness.

    Our Hyaluronic Acid is what we call a Green Sciences ingredient. It is of natural origin and is obtained by green transformation through a biotechnology process known as fermentation. Fed with wheat-derived glucose and proteins, in specific conditions, lactic bacteria produce Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Hyaluronic Acid is amongst one of the most hardworking ingredients and is used for its incredible water retention ability, and thanks to its molecular structure, it captures water molecules and becomes a large, hydrated sphere, and in theory, can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water.

    Most often found in creams and serums, when it’s applied topically it’s able to draw moisture into the skin to keep it looking supple and feeling hydrated. This is one of the key benefits of Hyaluronic Acid that make it a must-have in your skincare routine.
  • In short, yes, you can use Hyaluronic Acid with other ingredients. It can be used in tandem with actives including Retinol, Vitamin C, or Niacinamide.
  • Hyaluronic Acid-based formulas can be used daily, and they are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. To maximize the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid formulas, we would suggest that you use it twice a day, and if you’re using a Hyaluronic Acid serum, apply it as the first step in your routine and then follow with the rest of your products. If you’re using a Hyaluronic Acid-infused moisturiser, use either after the serum, or instead of it, in your routine to lock in all the hydrating goodness.

    In your morning routine, don’t forget to use sunscreen as the last step every day - at least SPF15 is recommended – in order to protect your skin from UV-induced damages such as dehydration or dullness.
  • While mostly renowned for its benefits on skin, Hyaluronic Acid is also a powerhouse for hair care. It attracts and retains moisture, leading to deeply hydrated, nourished hair. This intense hydration strengthens hair, reduces breakage and split ends while countering dryness and frizz, resulting in smoother, more manageable hair.

    Moreover, Hyaluronic Acid benefits also the scalp by maintaining a healthy moisture level, crucial for optimal hair growth. Regular use of Hyaluronic Acid-infused hair products such as the Hair Filler + Hyaluronic Acid system, from shampoos to leave-in treatments, can help achieve and maintain luscious, healthy locks, showcasing the versatility and effectiveness of this ingredient.