07 Sep Hyaluronic Acid, what is it and why do we need it?
The quick and easy answer to that question is dehydration, whether through aging, environmental reasons like the sun, using alcohol based skincare products, if our skin is dehydrated Hyaluronic Acid is the answer.
Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, HA) has many benefits and is one of the most interesting ingredients in skin care, specifically. Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid secures moisture and creates fullness—youthful skin naturally abounds with hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural glycosaminoglycan (polysaccharides that are an important component of connective tissue) and can be derived from multiple resources, foods, supplements and HA powders. HA is distributed widely throughout connective, neural, and epithelial tissue. It is of the chief components of the extra-cellular matrix (the tissue that provides structural support to cells). In short, hyaluronic acid supports many important areas of the body, with notable benefit to joints and skin.
Interestingly, the average human has approximately 15 grams of hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) in the body, one-third of which is “turned over” (degraded and synthesized) every day.
As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid).
Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate.
Eve Taylor has developed their own Hyaluronic Acid which can be purchased at Sanity or through the Online Store, it’s the featured product this month as it’s used extensively in the Skin Quencher facial and at only £29.50 for 30Ml it’s very well priced compared to the competition which start at £50.