by BR Amelia
Have you heard of Hyaluronic Acid? If you're not familiar with this skin care ingredient, you're probably thinking it's a peel? Well, it's actually an incredibly powerful ingredient that has nothing to do with exfoliating. It's the key to super hydrated, plumped, glowy skin!
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural compound - we're all born with in our bodies and like most of the good stuff, it decreases with age. Hyaluronic Acid is found in our joints, muscles and in our skin - it's kind of the CRC of the body - without it we'd become brittle and dry.
Why is it good in skin care?
As an ingredient, the easiest way to describe Hyaluronic Acid is that it is a 'dermal filler'. It's most magical property is that it can absorb and hold 1000 times its weight in water. By holding lots of water, it fills out wrinkles.
An equally impressive quality is that it preserves collagen, which in turn firms and plumps up the skin.
Where can I find it?
This must have ingredient is making it's way into ranges you can easily slip into your trolley, or pick up at your local pharmacy or department store. One range making waves with our reviewers at the moment is the L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler range, consisting of a serum and day, night and eye cream,
Can I boost my skin care regime with Hyaluronic Acid?
If you want an intensive treatment with Hyaluronic Acid, check out the Top Rated Revitalift Filler Sheet Mask and Ampoules, again by L'Oreal Paris.
What else do I need to know about using Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is like a water magnet - it draws water to itself. So for the best results you should apply it to damp skin. If you suffer from dry skin, or you apply it to skin that isnt damp, the Hyaluronic Acid will pull moisture from the skin, leaving it dryer in the long run. Mist your face before applying your Hyaluronic treatment and lock it in with a moisturiser after, and you're set to experience your plumpest, most hydrated skin ever!