Why Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care?
Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps hydrate the skin. It is one of the most powerful humectants known. Skin contains 50 percent of the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, a jelly-like substance that attracts water and expands it up to 1,000 times, keeping skin plump, smooth and supple. It is one of the main components of the extracellular matrix providing structural support.
Why do we need Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care?
Unfortunately as we age the body naturally produces less hyaluronic acid hence reducing this support causing skin to lose moisture, become thinner, less supple, and takes longer to repair itself. Collagen fibers become brittle and break down, leading to wrinkling, sagging and other signs of aging.
Hyaluronic Acid is a must for anti-aging skin care
Hyaluronic acid is a must for anti-aging treatments and products. Retaining moisture is the basis of anti-aging treatments. Collagen and elastin are vital for youthful-looking skin and hyaluronic acid is necessary for strengthening these structural proteins.
Molecular weight matters!
Not all hyaluronic acid is equal, size matters! High molecular weight restores moisture, plumps, and smooths out wrinkles, low molecular weight regulates inflammatory response and assists in skin renewal, also essential in treating mature, photo-damaged skin.
High molecular weight hyaluronic acid (1,000 kilodaltons and above) is too large to penetrate skin, so it stays on the surface for a film-forming, moisturising effect. Hyaluronic acid at medium and low molecular weights (under 1,000 kilodaltons) is small enough to seep into skin, holding water in the extracellular matrix, promoting elasticity and repair. Collagen and elastin fibers stiffen and deteriorate over time, like aging rubber bands. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid keeps those fibers moist to help maintain skin suppleness and elasticity on the inside. High molecular weight hyaluronic acid prevents loss of moisture on the outside.
Natures Aqua Boost Hyaluronic Skin Care
Natures Aqua Boost Hyaluronic Skin Care formulas contain our unique blend of high- super low molecular weight hyaluronic acid to address anti-aging repair in the extracellular matrix and protection from the outside. The hyaluronic acid we use is natural, biotechnologically produced from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract (does not contain any animal products).
Hyaluronic Acid - Sodium hyaluronate
–Derived from natural ingredients (Corn, Wheat and Yeast Extract.) – contains no animal products.
-Most powerful moisturizer & humectant known so far. Provides smoothness & softening to the skin.
-Increases freshness, hydratation, moisture and elasticity in the skin, reducing development of wrinkles.
-Its ability to penetrate the skin and unique moisturising and viscoelastic (both viscous and elastic) properties make the skin softened and restore its elasticity contributing a significant anti-wrinkle effect.