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Why the Beauty World is Obsessed With Hyaluronic Acid!

6 August, 2019 - 09:59pm by - First Lady | 143 Comments

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!

The basics.

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,

You can read reviews on the Revitalift Filler range here!

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.

You can read reviews on the Revitalift Filler Sheet Mask here

You can read reviews on the Revitalift Filler Ampoules here


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!

Are you a fan of Hyaluronic Acid?  Or have you never tried it?  Get chatting below!



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16th February, 2020

I use The Ordinary hyaluronic acid serum and my skin has loved me for it. I wake up with glowing skin and never use foundation now.

17th October, 2019

Some really good comments and advice.

16th October, 2019

Oooh i would love to try hyaluronic acid!

9th October, 2019

I have only used it in an eyecream. I did notice after prolonged use that my fine lines looked less visible and the under-eye area appeared plumper. I might check out this range for my skin!

31st August, 2019

Love it!

23rd August, 2019

It’s not just about applying it to damp skin, but if someone is in a dry climate it will just keep sucking moisture out of the skin, no matter the initial application on damp skin. It only works if the weather is humid, if someone is in air conditioned room the whole day or fireplace/heat pump on in the winter it’ll just cause dry skin. People think it’s the holy grail for dry skin, but it’s so not.

21st August, 2019

I love hyaluronic acid! I use a serum on my face at night and from the first go, my face was super soft the next day. I don't use it everyday, maybe every second day for that extra boost.

This is super interesting, especially the Filler Ampoules! I might head out and check these products out in the supermarket.

20th August, 2019

Wow, I have never heard of this ingredient before but it does peak my interest. The way it is applied is like nothing I have seen before. I think I need to go read those reviews

19th August, 2019

I haven't tried it, but I've heard many amazing things about it. My mum love it!

19th August, 2019

I haven't tried it, but I've heard many amazing things about it. My mum love it!

18th August, 2019

Wow never tried it , but after reading your article its now at the top middle and bottom of my shopping list :-)

18th August, 2019

I have seen a lot of hype about this on social media and beauty ads. I am wondering this this will Help my pigmentation after pregnancy? Would love to try products and report on how my skin goes.

17th August, 2019

I have never tried and would love to try this product. My skin is in dire need of moisture to be put back

13th August, 2019

Ive never tried it but would be keen to try a sheet mask as a start and see how my skin feels - especially since the winter heating has dried out my skin. Good to know about using it on damp skin!!

13th August, 2019

Actually the tip with this ingredient is to apply it to slightly damp skin (all skin types) and THEN follow it up with a more occlusive moisturiser. This locks it into your skin and stops your skin becoming drier.

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