Have you heard of Hyaluronic Acid or HA?
While it may not be the newest or fanciest skin care ingredient, it is tried and really good for your skin!
Today, you’ll find out what exactly is Hyaluronic acid and what benefits can it bring to your skin.
Read on to find out more now:
So what is Hyaluronic Acid?
You might see the word acid and automatically lump it together with other exfoliating acids like mandelic acid, glycolic acid, etc. However, do not be mistaken as in fact Hyaluronic Acid (HA) does the exact opposite! It is a powerful humectant (ingredient that binds moisture).
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in your body. It is actually a natural structural component of your skin, and, in fact, is present in connective tissue throughout your body.
The amazing thing about this ingredient though, is in its ability to retain moisture. You might not believe it, but one gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000ml of water! HA provides your skin with moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness!
How does Hyaluronic Acid benefit your skin?
As you age, your skin moisture and ability to retain moisture drops significantly. This makes your skin lose elasticity and show signs of aging. HA plays an important role in your skin health with its impressive capabilities to retain moisture.
Besides improving your skin’s moisture content, HA also helps strengthen your skin’s barrier (outer layers of your skin). What this means for you is a healthier, softer, smoother and plumper skin! Imagine having baby smooth skin..
And if you’re still not impressed, there’s more that Hyaluronic Acid offers! HA also provides your skin with antioxidant defence against oxidative damage, free radicals and reduces inflammation!
Would HA be good for your skin type?
Here’s the thing, a lot of things, ranging from sun damage to acne and sensitive skin could lead to a damaged skin barrier. So repairing your skin’s barrier with hyaluronic acid helps you fix and minimise those issues. And as these are issues faced irregardless of skin type, HA is helpful for all skin types.
What’s best is its lightweight texture, especially in a hot tropical climate such as ours and for people with oily skin or combination skin. It is also gentle enough that it doesn’t irritate even the most sensitive of skins.
Unlike certain other ingredients, HA is also safe to be used even if you’re expecting or breastfeeding.
Check out Medik8 Hydr8 B5!
What is it?
Hydr8 B5 is a lightweight and easily-absorbed hydrating serum. It delivers moisture-enhancing hyaluronic acid and skin-softening pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) to produce rapid and significant improvements in the general condition and feel of your skin!
With its excellent water-retaining properties, it can provide 24 hours of nonstop hydration for your skin. You can use it during day and/or night to soften, smooth your skin and for optimal protection of your skin.
Why is Hydr8 B5 better than its competitors?
- With skin-softening Vitamin B5
- Lightweight and 100% non-greasy aqueous formulation
- Non-drying, non-sensitising & non-irritating
- Non-acne aggravating and non-comedogenic (does not clog the pores)
- 100% Oil-free