08 Nov 2020

Your guide to hyaluronic acid

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By Saya Skincare

We know, we know. Hyaluronic Acid. It sounds super scary. Acid?! Yikes! It certainly doesn’t sound like something you’d want anywhere near your skin, especially not on your beautiful, sensitive face.

But what if we told you this super little ingredient actually holds the key to smooth, flawless and hydrated skin?

What if we also told you it makes skincare products 1000x more hydrating and that it’s super easy to reap these benefits all for yourself?

Sounds pretty great, right? Well, here's everything you need to know about this superstar skincare ingredient and why it should be a VIP guest to your daily pamper party (aka. your skincare routine).

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

If we’re feeling science-y, then we’d say it’s known as a polysaccharide (i.e. a type of sugar) and is a humectant for the skin (a substance used to reduce the loss of moisture).

But what you REALLY need to know is our skin cells natural produce Hyaluronic Acid every day to help maintain moisture levels in the skin.

This means when used in your skincare, your skin easily recognises this ingredient and knows exactly what to do with it – hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Why is Hyaluronic Acid so good for your skin?

A Hyaluronic Acid molecule works like a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible. In fact, here’s a cool fact for our fellow skincare nerds - a single Hyaluronic molecule can hold up to a 1000x its own weight in water!

As we age (and thanks to a range of free radical damage like UV exposure) how much Hyaluronic Acid our skin cells naturally produce takes a dip and sensitivity, dullness, fine lines and uneven tone and texture arise.

Adding Hyaluronic Acid to your skin via your skincare products delivers gentle hydration to where it’s needed the most.

And if you didn’t know, hydrated skin will have a plumper, more radiant appearance and will minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Need we say more?

How do I use Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid works for any skin type providing much-needed moisture.

Obviously, it is ideal for dry and mature skin due to its hydrating and anti-aging properties, but it also has amazing benefits for sensitive, oily or breakout-prone skin as it is lightweight and packed full of antioxidants so is calming to the skin. Side Note: It is also Pregnancy Safe.

Because we love to keep skincare simple and don’t believe in overcomplicating it, our ENTIRE range of moisturisers and replenishing face products contain Hyaluronic Acid so can add this superstar ingredient to your skincare routine each and every day.

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