The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

by Edward Habat
Hyaluronic Acid

Even with the best care and intention, we all know how hard it can be to hold on to healthy skin in the winter months. That’s where hyaluronic acid (HA) comes in. Hya-WHAT? This tongue twister of an ingredient is a mainstay in many skincare regimens already. Here’s why everyone’s talking about it.

It’s Natural
Unlike many traditional moisturizing ingredients, HA is found naturally in the body. In fact, babies are born with a lot of HA, which is why their skin is so, well, baby-soft! As we get older, natural aging and repeated exposure to the elements causes us to lose a lot of our HA, leaving skin prone to lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. But there’s good news: supplementing your skincare regimen with HA-based products can increase your natural glow without any adverse affects.

It’s Safe
Since the body produces HA naturally, very few have ever had an allergic reaction. It’s also safe for all types of skin, including those with sensitivities.

Multiple Uses
It’s no wonder that HA has other uses outside of topical care. From joint pain to burn relief and wound healing, the nature of HA’s moisture-retaining properties make it a go-to for wellness experts. Patients with osteoarthritis have found it helpful in restoring natural joint fluid, while scientists are also finding possible glaucoma treatments, and applications for dry eyes.

Try: Hyalogic, one of the leading brands pioneering hyaluronic acid—their pure HA face serum is a go-to for deep, penetrating hydration. hyalogic.com

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