The Hydration Hero
Find out why Hyaluronic Acid is your skincare heavy lifter
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural marvel molecule known for its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. When included in your skincare, this lightweight heavy-lifter can help you say goodbye to dry winter skin and hello to your summery glow by revealing smoother and hydrated skin.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
With the word ‘Acid’ in its name, you may be thinking that Hyaluronic Acid is a type of exfoliating compound like other skincare ingredients you may have heard of. In fact, Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule known for its ability to draw in moisture. It is naturally found in the body and is responsible for the skin’s plumpness and volume.
Ageing, environmental aggressors and underlying skin conditions can deplete hyaluronic acid levels in your skin over time leading to moisture loss. This results in loss of firmness, fine lines, dehydration, and a lacklustre complexion. Hyaluronic Acid pulls moisture into the skin more effectively than any other ingredient. This helps to minimise those fine lines, restore suppleness, support the skin barrier and give a more youthful, glowing complexion. Hyaluronic acid also has some antioxidant properties that protect your skin from free radical damage that also may lead to premature skin ageing.
Getting the most from Hyaluronic Acid’s Superpower
To unlock the full potential of hyaluronic acid, size is key. Hyaluronic Acid comes in different molecular sizes. Larger Hyaluronic Acid molecules, despite being the best at binding water and offering hydration, cannot penetrate into the skin. Hydration is only surface level. Smaller Hyaluronic Acid molecules, which bind less water than larger molecules, can penetrate deeper into the skin. Products that utilize a range of differently sized particles will offer maximum hydration effects.
For the Liberty Belle Rx products that contain Hyaluronic Acid, we have included both short chain and long chain Hyaluronic Acid molecules. The short chain molecules delve deeper into the skin layers to encourage replenishment of Hyaluronic Acid levels in the skin, which assists in promoting long-term moisturisation. Long chain molecules sit on the surface of the skin and result in an immediate moisture boost to plump, smooth and hydrate the skin.
How should I use Hyaluronic Acid in my skincare regime?
Hyaluronic Acid is gentle and can offer non greasy hydration to all skin types. It is especially helpful for those with dry and dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, oily and blemish prone skin and skin that may be dull and uneven in texture. Widely known for its use in dermal fillers, you can easily add this water loving ingredient to your at-home skincare routine through products such as serums, moisturisers and face treatments.
A simple way to add Hyaluronic Acid to your regime is to invest in a serum like Liberty Belle Rx Glam Squad. Glam Squad is a hydration powerhouse featuring a Triple Blend of Hyaluronic Acid to promote immediate and long term hydration, along with Niacinamide and Panthenol help soothe, support, brighten, and protect the skin barrier. Apply this serum morning and night after cleansing.
If you are looking to go a step further with your hydration, invest in one of our moisturisers which also feature Hyaluronic Acid as a hero ingredient. For normal/dry/mature skin, we recommend Star Quality. This ultra-luxe moisturiser provides intense hydration and repair. It is also packed with anti-ageing actives. For normal/combination skin we recommend Superhero, our famous all-rounder that provides lightweight hydration and antioxidant protection while shielding the skin from the damaging effects of blue light. For red/sensitive/oily skin, we recommend Power Broker. This lightweight, gentle cream has a matte finish and is both soothing and replenishing. Use your moisturizer after your serums and face treatments.
If you need more help in choosing the right products for you, or if you have any questions, live chat with one of our Dermal Clinicians now.