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All about Hyaluronic acid serums

What is Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance. It is a molecule that is naturally found in the human body. It can be found in many different tissues, including skin, cartilage, and eyes. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in maintaining tissue hydration and elasticity. In recent years, hyaluronic acid has become popular as a cosmetic ingredient due to its ability to improve the appearance of the skin. In this blog post, we will discuss what hyaluronic acid is, it's benefits, and how you can use it to improve your skin health!

When looking at ingredients be aware that pure hyaluronic acid can also be called sodium hyaluronate, Hyaluronan and Glycosaminoglycans.

Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid is also a form of HA which has been broken down into smaller elements to help penetrate the skin barrier . We will talk more about this later.

Despite the name hyaluronic acid is not an exfoliating acid. The kind your body produces is a humectant, meaning it attracts water. It is a healer, plumper and protector. Imagine it like a sponge soaking up water and controlling the water content in the skin. Its important for skin moisture and skin hydration. Perfect for thirsty skin!

The HA we use is thankfully not harvested from the human body but derived form microbial fermentation. So it's cruelty free, safe and vegan friendly.

What are the benefits of Hyaluronic acid

  • Hydrates skin and adds moisture

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines

  • Improving elasticity to reduce skin aging

  • Plumping up the skin to give a more youthful appearance

  • Helping to protect against sun damage

  • Help Acne Prone Skin

  • Suitable for most skin types

How does it work?

-Hydration: Hyaluronic acid can attract and retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, which helps to improve hydration and plumpness of the skin.

-Anti-aging: Hyaluronic acid helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production, which is a protein found in your body that helps maintain elasticity.

-Reduce inflammation: Hyaluronic acid can also help with reducing inflammation caused by acne or sunburns due to its anti-inflammatory properties. One study even found that it was effective in reducing the symptoms of rosacea.

One of the main benefits Hyaluronic acid for sun damage is that it can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. HA helps keep skin hydrated, which can plump up the appearance of skin and make wrinkles less visible. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can gently help soothe and hydrate irritated skin after a day out in the sun. When used in combination with other ingredients such as, vitamin C, or peptides, Hyaluronic acid can be even more effective in repairing sun damage Hyaluronic acid for sun damage .

How to use Hyaluronic Acid Safely

With so many brands and products containing Hyaluronic acid its hard to know what's best so if you. So if you are interested in adding hyaluronic acid into your skin care routine, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Choose the right product: There are many different types of products that contain hyaluronic acid, so it can be hard to know which one is best for your skin type. Before you buy any new skincare item make sure it's not full of other harsh filler ingredients.

You want to avoid products that claim they have a special molecular weights to aid absorption. Products that claim to have a special molecular weight to aid absorption should be avoided, as these can cause your pores to become overloaded. Your pores are not supposed to absorb everything that comes into contact with them and this can cause a negative response from your body as it tries to fight off what it believes is a foreign body which in turn will cause more inflammation.

Look for Hyaluronic acid products that list the molecular weight on the packaging to ensure you're getting a quality product.

When using Hyaluronic acid topically, it is important to remember that less is more. A high concentration of Hyaluronic acid will not work better than a lower one – in fact, it may do more harm than good. Only use products that contain between 0.01% – 0.05% Hyaluronic acid in their formulas as these are safe for most people's skin types and don't pose any adverse effects over long-term use (up to six months).

Start slowly: If you are new to using hyaluronic acid, start by using it only once a week or mix it with your favorite moisturiser. Small quantities of high quality Hyaluronic acid are best as overuse can cause more dryness. Some products claim to be high concentration but if large quantities are used when the Hyaluronic acid cannot get enough moisture from the air it will ultimately pull the water from within your skin. This may create an instantly plump affect at the time but in the long run will cause dehydrated skin.

If you have sensitive skin, it's best to use a product that contains hyaluronic acid at least once every two weeks. It will boost your natural Hyaluronic acid supply without irritating your complexion as some products can do. Often products advertise safe for daily use, or don't include safe usage instructions at all. Everyones skin is different for instance people with very dry skin will find, using too much on any given day may also result in more dehydrated skin, so start slowly and increase as needed. If you are using a serum, mix it with one of your favourite skin creams to dilute the concentration before applying.

Avoid using in combination with other active ingredients: Some products contain multiple active ingredients that may irritate your skin if they are used together at high concentrations. It's best to use hyaluronic acid on its own or alongside other non-irritating skincare items like rosehip oil and vitamin C serum (both of which are safe for sensitive skin).

Keep an eye out for irritation and allergic reactions: Hyaluronic acid is generally well tolerated by most people including those with sensitive skin, but if you experience any redness, itching or burning after applying it then stop using that product and try something else instead.

How to apply hyaluronic acid

When applying topical treatments the time of day can be important. Luckily hyaluronic acid does not cause sun sensitivity. That means is safe to apply HA in the morning, this

can help to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. It also helps to keep your skin retain moisture all day long and will give you a plump youthful look. You can a few drops with your favourite SPF creams and massage in gently.

Applying hyaluronic acid serums can be applied at night to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A good time for applying HA is after cleansing your face in the evening, while it's still slightly wet. It will help you retain the moisture by drawing from the water molecules form the skin surface so you will wakeup with hydrated skin.

Why Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum complement each other?

The vitamin C found in many skincare products work in synergy with Hyaluronic acid when applied topically. Vitamin c in skincare products is known to promote collagen production and prevent free radicals from forming, which can damage cells over time. Vitamin C helps brighten your complexion while hyaluronic acid provides moisture for plump.

How to boost your body's own Hyaluronic acid supply

While the benefits of hyaluronic acid treatment are clear, there is no way to boost your body's own supply. Even if you use it topically or take supplements orally, they will not increase what your cells already produce naturally. There are however some ways that you can boost production:

-Use of AHA exfoliation products to stimulate your body to make more naturally.

-Regular Gua-Sha facial massage can also stimulate cell turnover.

-Eat a healthy diet rich in omega-three fatty acids and antioxidants like vitamin E. Snack on water-rich veggies like celery and cucumber to feed your skin's natural supply.

Keep Hydrating drink plenty of water.

-Exercise regularly, which will boost circulation to your skin cells and help keep them healthy. This can also be done by taking supplements such as omega three fish oil capsules or walnut seeds.

-Get enough sleep, as lack of rest can also reduce the body's natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid.

-Limit alcohol consumption and smoking. Both of these habits can cause damage to the skin which is more difficult for your body to repair if it's not producing enough hyaluronic acid on its own. It also dehydrates skin so it loses moisture.

What are Hyaluronic acid injections

Hyaluronic acid fillers are a popular treatment to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds. The hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, where it helps to fill in lines, giving the skin a smoother appearance.

Are Hyaluronic acid injections safe

Hyaluronic acid injections are the most common type of injectable fillers. As hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced sugar found in the human body it doesn't often cause irritation . Hyaluronic acid works by holding onto water, creating volume under the skin to fill wrinkles, fine lines and folds.

Our HA Products

We are strong believers in topical products. Our best hyaluronic acid serums have been tried and tested on many skin types during our signature facial treatments.

Our serum combines hyaluronic acid with Vitamin C. We use large HA molecules and 1% HA suitable for dry Skin, sensitive skin and acne prone skin.

For hydrated skin that glows then this treatment can be used twice a week.

For dry skin that has lost volume then we recommend our HA & Rose day cream. The benefits are being able to apply HA everyday in gentle form. Whilst gaining extra hydration from the oils in the cream.


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