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The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid!

Any ingredient containing acid tends to scare people away! Although it's true that we should be wary with what we put on our skin, there are some gentle acids that are perfectly safe to use

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Hyaluronic Acid is one of these incredible ingredients! Hyaluronic Acid has a nice long list of skincare benefits! If you have dry skin, hyaluronic acid is your new best friend. It's extremely moisturising and perfect for the winter months ahead!

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid a type of molecule made up mostly from sugars. It is found naturally in our skin's structure and present in connective tissue throughout the body.1 This hydrating ingredient has an incredible ability to hold and retain moisture and can actually hold 1000 times it's own weight in water!1 As we age, our skin's ability to retain moisture slowly diminishes, resulting in a loss of firmness and flexibility which is why Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal addition to any mature skin care regime.

Our bodies contain approximately 15 grams of hyaluronic acid which has multiple functions.1 Hyaluronic acid improves collagen production and skin hydration, it's a powerful antioxidant and works to cushion joints and nerve tissues.1 For more information on natural ways to boost collagen I wrote a blog post on that here

What are the skincare benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid plays a vital role in the production of collagen in the skin. It can hold 1000 times it's weight in water, which means that it can intensely moisturise the skin. It's the only biological substance that can retain this amount of water!1 It helps soften the skin, decrease the appearance of wrinkles and help remove toxins and waste from the body.1

Which skincare products contain Hyaluronic Acid?

For a natural moisturise boost, hyaluronic acid is ideal. We have a fantastic range of products containing this ingredient on Nourished Life. Everything from serums and moisturisers to BB and CC creams!

La Mav Hyaluronan Daily Moisture Creme
Featuring the hydrating benefits of both hyaluronic acid and argan oil, this La Mav Hyaluronan Daily Moisture Creme plumps the skin and smoothes the complexion. If your skin is prone to dryness and fine lines or has been looking a little dehydrated lately, this is a fantastic day cream. It's full of Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage. To apply, use 1-2 pumps all over your face.

Lavera Firming Day Cream
Developed for skin over 30, this Lavera Firming Day Cream may help stimulate cell renewal and fight free radical damage. Made with nourishing ingredients like white tea, hyaluronic acid and karanja oil, this cream is great for everyday use! If you want to ward off wrinkles and improve your skin's ability to produce collagen, try this product out!

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream
Our skin is much more regenerative at night which is why it's so important to tackle any skin concerns you have with your night cream. For dryness, I recommend this Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream. It's made with hyaluronic acid to nourish the skin at a cellular level. Apply after cleansing and before bed, to reap the benefits. It helps to form a protective moisturising barrier on the skin so that you can wake up looking and feeling fresh!

Mukti Age Defiance Day Serum
Serums aren't only for nighttime! This Mukti Age Defiance Day Serum may help smooth fine lines, plump the skin and offer a boost of antioxidants! Results of a clinical study conducted by Mukti showed participants seeing a greater that 20% reduction in wrinkle volume and 15% reduction in wrinkle depth over 60 days!2 Rich in moisturising hyaluronic acid, you can use this serum every morning after cleansing. Simply press into the face, neck and decolletage.

Vanessa Megan Cryo Facelift Ice Cube Treatment
Ideal for dry, mature skin types, this unique [Vanessa Megan Cryo Facelift Ice Cube Treatment uses the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, combined with the antioxidant power of Green Coffee Seeds, Quandong, Vitamin C and Gotu Kola, in a frozen ice cube format which is melted onto the skin, designed to leave it visibly brighter, plumper and hydrated.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream with SPF 30
Hyaluronic acid isn't only for skincare, you can gain the hydrating benefits from your natural makeup too! This Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream with SPF 30 offer sun protection and a natural, youthful glow. It gives a sheer coverage and may help boost moisture levels, mattify the skin and conceal imperfections. It's available in two colours; nude and tan, which suit most skin tones. I love using this product on days when I'm feeling lazy! Perfect for a 'no makeup' makeup look!

(sources:1victoriahealth.com, 2mukti)

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