Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, sticky substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest part is in your skin, connective tissue and your eyes. Hyaluronic acid is present in all tissues and fluids and is needed for the vital functions of your body to keep it hydrated.
Hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in the cosmetics world, and not without reason. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to look younger and fresher.
Hyaluronic acid, what is it?
The name of hyaluronic acid is a bit misleading because hyaluronic acid is not really an acid (INCI name: Sodium Hyaluronate). It is actually a sugar that works like a sponge or magnet. Every hyaluronic acid molecule can hold 1.000 times its weight in water - And water is essential for hydrated skin. The use of hyaluronic acid gives the skin a soft, fuller texture and a more even shade. Hyaluronic acid can also help to improve fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, hyaluronic acid is good for the skin barrier.
Hyaluronic acid and its molecular weight
In cosmetics there are different types of hyaluronic acid that can be used in cosmetic formulations. Size matters - because different hyaluronic acid molecular weights give different benefits to your skin.
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid works in the long term. It moisturizes the skin, smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, promotes normal skin barrier function, improves skin texture and reduces pores. Precisely because of its small molecular size, this hyaluronic acid can penetrate deeper into the skin.
High molecular weight hyaluronic acid works in the short term. It effectively moisturizes the skin surface and it has anti-inflammatory effects.
Hyaluronic acid with probiotics - does it matter?
Certainly! Hyaluronic acid combined with probiotics has many proven effects on the health and well-being of the skin.
The two ingredients (hyaluronic acid and probiotics):
Increase skin type I collagen synthesis: Collagen is one of the important structural proteins in the skin and is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Are an effective moisturizer: up to 18% more effective than glycerin.
Improve the barrier function of the skin by improving cell renewal. Effective cell regeneration keeps the skin in better condition. A healthy and well-treated skin provides better protection against environmental radicals such as UV rays.
Hyaluronic acid for all skin types
A major advantage of hyaluronic acid is that it is suitable for all skin types. Due to its moisturizing and anti-aging properties, it is suitable for dry and aging skin. The combination of oily skin also benefits from lightweight hydration. The product does not clog the pores and does not feel greasy. This also allows the impure and acne-prone skin to use this. Hyaluronic acid is also safe to use during pregnancy.
Hyaluronic acid for daily use?
Apply a few drops of Hyaluron & Probiotics Serum on the cleansed face.
If you have very dry skin, you will get the best results if you combine the serum with a face oil or face cream.
Although hyaluronic acid can attract and retain moisture, it does not necessarily prevent moisture from evaporating over time. That's why it's important to maximize the benefits by adding an occlusive or emollient ingredient to your skin care routine, such as a face oil. It seals the moisture drawn into the skin by hyaluronic acid and the two work together to ensure that the skin is and remains hydrated.