What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

January 14, 2016

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

The beauty world has been buzzing recently, with talk of a new magic ingredient promising anti-ageing properties and driving beauty bloggers wild. The ingredient? Hyaluronic acid. Sound familiar? It should do. It's not a new phenomena by any means, in fact hyaluronic acid was discovered in the 1930s but a whole new generation are discovering the surprising health and skin benefits this so called 'miracle molecule' has to offer. 

So what is it? 

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our bodies, and is found in nearly every part of us. It's essentially a gel-like water holding molecule that acts as a cushioning agent, protecting our joints and nerves as well as hydrating skin and hair. Almost half of all the hyaluronic acid in our bodies is found in the collagen in our skin. This so called 'goo' molecule can retain over a 1000 times its weight in water, hence why it's so vital in keeping skin hydrated, plump and healthy.

You can improve levels of hyaluronic acid in the body by eating nutrient rich foods such as leafy green veg, root vegetables and soy products. There's good news for red wine drinkers too as studies have shown that anti oxidant rich wine may help increase the amount that your body produces on its own. For quick and easy boost though, supplements can be great. Fountain The Hyaluronic Molecule is a concentrated beauty supplement with Hyaluronic Acid to keep your skin looking plump and happy from within. 

Direct application also works and there are plenty of great products on the market offering topical solutions that can improve the appearance of the skin. This Skin Emulsion from Ling Skincare is specially formulated to deliver dual layers of vital moisture. Lower levels of the skin are thoroughly hydrated with Hyaluronic Acid while the skin’s surface is softened with a nourishing Squalane Oil.

Sensitive skin, such as the thin skin around our eyes is often one of the first places we see signs of ageing, so choosing an eye cream enriched with HA such as this anti ageing expertise eye cream from Resultime is also infused with Resultimes exclusive Lipolytic active ingredient which acts on fatty deposits whilst Hyaluronic Acid provides hydration which is essential for skin regeneration. A true miracle worker for the eye area. 

Have you been integrating hyaluronic acid into your skin regime? What are your results? Leave a comment below and let us know how you've got on.