If you’re in the skincare and beauty industry you get a lot of questions now more than ever about the ingredients that are supposed to improve your skin. Especially when it comes to battling the signs of ageing and of course, dry skin problems. Recently, hyaluronic acid serums flooded shelves in local stores as well as your favourite brand’s online shops. What is HA (Hyaluronic Acid) anyway and why are so many women convinced of this ingredient?
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
HA is a powerful moisture retention substance able to hold a thousand times its weight in water. It’s also a natural component in different areas of our bodies, including the skin. But when we age, the production of substances that protects the skin’s natural moisture and elasticity decreases. And that includes hyaluronic acid and collagen, which often lead to a considerable lack of hydration and premature ageing.
Is a Hyaluronic Acid Serum Good for Your Face?
It depends. If you find the right one for dehydrated skin, you’re on the right track. And since HA is a natural substance on our skin, you’d want to incorporate it into your routine with topical anti-ageing skincare products. If you want to get the best out of a HA product, our hyaluronic acid serum contains 100% hyaluronic acid while drugstore counterparts provide only under 10%. Plus, it’s formulated with a large molecular weight to lock in moisture. You get deep hydration plus plumpness, tighter pores, and more.
Why You Should Start Using a Hyaluronic Acid Serum
What is it about hyaluronic acid that makes it the most popular ingredient in the global skincare market? Well, it has been getting a lot of (warranted) attention since people learned that it’s your “main character” in skincare. Many of us also swear by its amazing results. Aside from that, it’s also a great anti-ageing solution, especially for women who are already showing lines and wrinkles on their lovely faces.
Tips in Finding the Best Hyaluronic Acid Product
If you’re reaching a new level of confusion about which hyaluronic acid product to use, you can first look at serums. However, you can also find HA in all sorts of skin care products such as gel moisturisers and facial creams. We recommend using a gel-based product if you have oily skin and an oil-based one for dry skin. Just remember the following if you want to use a facial serum all the way and skip the rest:
Pay Attention to Acid Concentration
There are products containing the acid—or its salt form, sodium hyaluronate as the main ingredient. They include a higher acid concentration because their main aim is to provide hydration and improve ageing support. Others include a smaller dose acting as a humectant to help with a different purpose, such as treating acne breakouts. Or brightening the skin.
Some hyaluronic acid serums have 0.25% -1.75% only and this may provide a bit of hydration but you may need more. On the other hand, if the concentration level is too high, it can block water from your skin which defeats the purpose of buying it.
Check Molecular Weight
- Lower-weight – molecules work deep into the skin, addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity which is great for those whose primary concern is premature skin ageingThese molecules help create healthy, younger skin in the long term.
- Medium-weight molecules help lock in moisture slightly below the skin’s barrier and also has long term results.
- Higher-weight molecules – can only stay on the skin’s surface but will leave it looking hydrated, plumper, and improve the outer layer. It will retain moisture that it already had in the short term, creating a more aesthetic effect.
For best results, add your hyaluronic acid serum twice a day as the last step in your skincare routine. Then, use the best moisturiser for dry skin or a lightweight hydration cream.
Our Hydracure Hydractive 50 ml cream would be a great choice for your holy grail serum since it also contains hyaluronic acid. Not only that but it’s also formulated with 3 different molecular weights to increase hydration, protect the skin’s barrier, and restore hydration.