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Why should Hyaluronic Acid be part of your skincare routine?

The use of hyaluronic acid, which attracts and locks in water, has become a standard treatment in both topical and injectable treatments. Industry experts discuss the reasons and benefits of hyaluronic acid in treating certain skin conditions.

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of ingredients in your favorite skin-care products? We’re here to help. This comprehensive resource will teach you all about the most in-demand, and lesser-known, ingredients found in beauty products.

Hyaluronic acid is a skin-care molecule that’s found in many of your favorite serums, masks, and moisturizers. When applied to the skin, this molecule binds to water molecules and makes skin appear smoother and plumper. The end result? A healthier, more radiant complexion.

Online survey showed that hyaluronic acid is one of the most in-demand ingredients for skin care products. It does so much more than just provide moisture to your skin – you should know that. That’s why we asked a couple of skin-care experts to better explain the benefits of the ingredient.


What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally within the skin. It helps bind water to collagen, which will make it easier for the skin to have a plumper, dewy, and more hydrated appearance.

Essentially, hyaluronic acid keeps the skin hydrated, which can make it look fresh, full, and bouncy. Collagen in our skin gives it support and structure. Natural hyaluronic acid is bound to collagen one side and links to water molecules on the other. This maintains skin’s plumpness.

Why is hyaluronic acid so important?


As we age, our collagen and hydration levels naturally decrease, which can lead to dry skin. Combined with outside factors such as harsh weather, heaters during the wintertime, certain skin-care products, and/or underlying skin conditions can make this even worse. It’s important to get a personalized routine in place with moisturizing products to counteract this.

Hydrating skin care ingredients will attract water to the skin and hydrate it. These ingredients include hyaluronic acid, glycerin, colloidal oatmeal, urea, propylene glycol, and sorbitol.

If you want to reduce the puffiness or wrinkles in your skin around the eyes or elsewhere on your face, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum is a good option. It contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid which are used in many skin care products to hydrate and moisturize, such as eye creams and serums. Hyaluronic acid penetrates easily, which is why it works so well when applied topically. “Our skin is largest organ in our body, and absorbs up to 60% of nutrients we apply to it.”

Hyaluronic acid offers a number of benefits for the skin, including its lightweight and watery nature. It also has an ability to absorb moisture from the environment and lock it in so that your skin is fully hydrated.

Who should use hyaluronic acid?


Hyaluronic acid is amazing for all skin types. Generally, [the ingredient] is non-irritating and does not trigger acne, rosacea, or allergic skin reactions. That said, there’s a small chance of any adverse side effects.

Those who are in the middle of their lives, or old and wise, will see the most benefit from using hyaluronic acid. As we age, our body produces less of it. Replacing hyaluronic acid topically is the best option for individuals like us who have reached that point.

Many people might be turned off by the name, but “hyaluronic acid” is actually a safe substance for even sensitive skin types. In fact, we all produce it in our bodies naturally. The reason people react to products that contain hyaluronic acid (HA) is because of something else in the product that may be irritating their skin. Definitely talk to your doctor if you experience any side effects from a product containing HA — it may not be due to the HA and could potentially be due to another active or inactive ingredient.

Here are a few recommended products to include in your skincare routine:

Brightening Serum – 30ml/1oz

Hyaluronic Serum

Age-Repair Moisturiser – Phyto-Peptide & White Tea Extract 60ml/2.02oz

Platinum Rare Haute – Rejuvenation Cream 50ml/1.7oz

Age-Repair Gel Masque – Pomegranate Extract & Peptide Complex 75ml/2.53oz