Is Hyaluronic Acid the hydration hero you’ve been looking for?

Don’t let the word ‘acid’ scare you. Unlike some of the other beauty acids on the market, there’s a reason why we keep seeing Hyaluronic Acid coming up.

So what is it, and how can you add it to your skin care routine? Keep reading

What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that retains moisture. It is naturally found in many areas of the body including the skin, eyes and fluid of the joints.

As we age, the production of key substances in the skin including HA (along with collagen & elastin) decreases which results in our skin losing volume, hydration and plumpness.

How does it impact your skin?

When skin is hydrated, the appearance of lines and wrinkles decreases plus your skin will feel softer, plumper and look more radiant.

If used in skincare products like creams and serums, Hyaluronic Acid brings moisture to the surface of your skin. It allows your skin to hold more moisture and therefore become more hydrated.

HA is suitable for any skin type even sensitive and breakout-prone skin, with added antioxidant properties giving you a shield against free radicals like pollution in the environment.

How can you boost your skin hydration?

Along with upping your water intake, reducing your shower temperature and enjoying hydration focused salon facial treatments, there are a great range of Hyaluronic Acid products to help improve your skin’s radiance and fullness and help. Not to mention, fend off the premature ageing caused by being dehydrated.

Masks are a great way to get an intense boost of moisture back into your skin and can be used on a weekly basis as a part of your routine.

 

 

 

Serums

Here are a few of our favourites:

Aspect

Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet Masks –The ultimate skin-quenching mask packed with moisture boosting ingredients to deliver you with long lasting hydration and plumpness to the skin. Ideal as prep for that upcoming party or event (now that lockdown is over!) or as a weekly pick me up – who doesn’t love a sheet mask!

 

PCA Skin Hyaluronic Overnight Mask - Soothe, rejuvenate and protect dry, mature skin or skin in harsh climates, with our heaviest moisturizer including antioxidants, botanicals, and hydrolysed silk. It intensely hydrates and boosts skin’s radiance overnight and calms and soothes to encourage deep, restful sleep.

Aspect Hydrating Mask - A luxurious, hydrating mask formulated with a blend of vitamins, antioxidants and nourishing shea butter to help combat the visible signs of ageing. Rehab for dry, stressed skin.

Serums are also a great way to add daily hydration to your skin care routine, especially for those who have dry or stressed skin. Don’t forget, all skin types need some level of hydration, even oily skin. So, find a serum to suit your needs.

Our favourite HA serums

Medik8

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense Serum - With added Natural Moisturising Factors alongside a potent triple-action hydration booster, this serum recharges the skin’s internal moisture source. Hydr8 B5 Intense helps increase the levels of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin, blocks its breakdown and works in conjunction with Hyaluronic Acid to deliver immediate and long-term hydration for all-day moisture. This lightweight serum grabs onto moisture for supple and nourished skin.

Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum - A hydration boosting serum formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidants to replenish moisture and protect against external free radical damage. Great for those looking for a vegan friendly hydrating serum.

Aspect Hydrating Serum - A skin quenching serum containing Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture and replenish hydration. Your daily dose of hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin.

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