Let’s talk about hyaluronic acid

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Here are three things you need to know about this incredible ingredient

Acid we hear you say? We get it, the word is a little intense and the thoughts of putting something so harsh on our skin is a bit nerve wrecking. We thought the same at one point but this beauty buzzword that’s been doing the rounds for some time now is, in fact, something all of us should be including in our skincare regime – and here’s why…

1. What is it?

We’re putting our scientific hat on for this one. Hyaluronic acid (or HA) is actually in our skin already; it’s a substance our cells naturally produce that helps our skin to stay and hydrated. But, environmental factors and exposure that our faces face on the daily means these hydration levels don’t always stay where we need, or would like, them to and our skin can suffer as a result.

 2. What will it do for my skin?

Dehydrated skin connotes a dry, dull complexion and a texture that’s in need of some TLC. Hyaluronic acid will restore your skin to its vibrant best! As it’s incredibly hydrating you can expect a smoother and softer complexation, as well as a noticeable difference in how plump your skin looks. You’ll could also find that fine lines and wrinkles are less obvious too. Amazing.

 3. What is it in?

Here’s the bad news, the level of hyaluronic acid we naturally produce takes a dip as we get older. But there are things you can do. As well as eating the right foods and drinking plenty of water, we can also feed our skin with exactly what it’s missing. HA is in so many products these days – serums, creams, face masks, the list goes on – and the good news is, it’s suitable for all skin types. As it’s such a popular ingredient lots of products include this information somewhere obvious on the packaging but if you’re unsure, just check the list of ingredients on the back.

Michelle Newman