Say what? Skin is like a sponge?
Have you noticed how a wet sponge picks up water so much better than a dry sponge? It’s the same thing with skin. “Wet” your skin first, and it will draw in more of whatever you put on next.
What if I told you there was an ingredient that has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water would you believe me? Think of a dried up old sponge and what happens when you saturate it, it plumps up yes? Now think what this could mean for your skin!
Who wants to know more?
This essential skin care ingredient will help to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out by enhancing the skin’s ability to retain moisture and it is commonly known as Hyaluronic Acid and is one of the most hydrophilic (water loving) molecules in nature.
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found within both the epidermal and the dermal layers of the skin and contributes to the elasticity of skin but unfortunately our ability to produce it particularly in the epidermal layer depletes with age and UV exposure leaving our skin less effective at maintaining hydration. With reduced levels of Hyaluronic Acid within the skin you will find your skin is less plump with more visible wrinkles and sagging of the skin contributing to premature aging. The skin may also feel rough in texture, be slow to heal and lack vibrancy due to dehydration.
Hyaluronic Acid applied topically is of particular importance to acne sufferers as it helps to prevent scarring as acne lesions begin the healing process as well as helping to prevent further acne.
But it isn’t all bad news, just as we can supplement essential vitamins and nutrients orally we can top up our Hyaluronic Acid reserves by applying it topically to our skin with daily use of a specialised serum such as our O Cosmedics Pure Age Defiance which contains super concentrated doses of pure L-Sodium Hyaluronate Acetyl. Fortified with encapsulated multi vitamins and V8 Peptide Complex® this serum helps to relax the muscle and decrease appearance of lines and wrinkles leaving the skin hydrated and radiant. Perfect for all skin types looking for super hydration calming and soothing youth and radiance.
For those with more advanced signs of dehydration we recommend a course of Viora Infusion with our Hydrating complex providing skin rehydration deep into the skin, leaving it plump and radiant and able to function optimally.
Hyaluronic Acid not only hydrates the skin but also function as a delivery system for other ingredients, expanding the volume in the outer layer of skin. With more volume, more ingredients can be absorbed. By as much as 5-10 times making it the perfect first layer to your skin care routine to ensure good product penetration of following serums and moisturiser. This is also why you should apply skin care products right after cleansing, while your skin is still moist.
I hope you enjoyed this article, if you have any questions how Hyaluronic Acid could benefit you please don’t hesitate to ask here by leaving a comment.