What is Hyaluronic Acid & how it works?
June 3, 2020
Hyaluronic Acid. It sounds scary, but secretly holds the key to smooth, flawless, and hydrated skin.
Our own skin cells actually produce hyaluronic acid naturally in a bid to maintain moisture levels. Hyaluronic acid (also known as HA, hiding on the labels of some of your skincare products) is the key component within our skin that is responsible for hydration, smoothness, suppleness, and glow. Similar to collagen as we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid within our skin starts to decrease, causing dehydration, dullness, and fine lines among other concerns.
As winter approaches, there are several ways that you can replenish the water content of your dehydrated skin. HA’s main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. As found in ActivLayr improves skin condition and appearance, moderating sebum, production, and improving wrinkles through clinical results. So, if you want to maintain your youthful glow, incorporating hyaluronic acid into your anti-aging skincare routine is definitely a good idea.
Most importantly, ‘HA works for any skin type’, says Dia Foley, ‘even sensitive or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.’
Its antioxidant properties can act as a shield against free radicals we aren’t in control of, like pollution and other aggressors. It is a completely safe component that you can use in your everyday skincare regime note that it is different from other ‘acid’ used to exfoliate your skin. Rather, HA acts as a powerful natural moisture-binding substance, delivers gentle hydration to where the skin needs it the most!
If you are feeling a little rough, tight, and sensitive during the winter season, it is completely normal and hyaluronic acid will be your solution! This ‘drink’ to your skin has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, so it keeps moisture on lock-down, quenching parched patches instantly and cumulatively throughout the day.
Most users include ActivLayr as part of a routine after cleansing, so it is more of a collagen + HA boost after you’ve cleaned your skin. Think of us as a replacement of your usual sheet mask but it only takes a few seconds of your time.
You can even put a moisturizer and makeup just 2 to 3 minutes afterward because ActivLayr penetrates the skin so deeply. This is in contrast to some creams and serums, where you can take a long time for the products to be absorbed.