Also known as the “fountain of youth” for its remarkable aging prevention abilities, hyaluronic acid has a plethora of benefits for its users. While the name may make it sound like a harsh ingredient, hyaluronic acid actually naturally occurs in the body and is beneficial for all skin-types. Its quintessential quality is its ability to retain moisture.
The ability for skin to retain water is essential in keeping skin youthful and glowing. Best-selling skincare author Paula Begoun writes, “One gram (.03 ounces) of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters (1 quart) of water!” As skin ages, it loses the ability to preserve moisture. Hyaluronic acid can boost moisture content and revitalize skin’s outer layer to look and feel soft and smooth.
If you don’t have dry or aging skin, you can still reap the benefits from hyaluronic acid. In a pure fluid solution, hyaluronic acid has an exceptionally lightweight texture that feels weightless on skin and is great for people with oily skin. For those with sensitive skin it’s also incredibly gentle but drenches skin with long-lasting hydration. Hyaluronic acid also provides antioxidant defense to combat sun exposure and environmental toxins.
Hyaluronic acid is not just a great for skin; it can also improve the look and feel of your hair and scalp by locking in moisture to reduce dandruff and add luster to your locks.