Hyaluronic acid is one of those words that has been bouncing around in the beauty world lately. What does it do? Why is it so popular? Does it have magical powers? Short answer- Hyaluronic acid (or HA for short) is a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It also helps lubricate your joints and keeps your eyes moisturized. Yes, water is important as well, but think of Hyaluronic Acid as an extra hydrating sidekick. Hyaluronic acid is one of those words that has been bouncing around in the beauty world lately. What does it do? Why is it so popular? Does it have magical powers?
Short answer- Hyaluronic acid (or HA for short) is a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It also helps lubricate your joints and keeps your eyes moisturized. Yes, water is important as well, but think of Hyaluronic Acid as an extra hydrating sidekick. Whether you have oily or combination skin, Hyaluronic Acid is ideal for all skin types as it is exceptionally lightweight, and you’re still getting concentrated moisture-restoring benefits.
Hyaluronic acid has the greatest ability to retain moisture out of just about anything: close to 1000 times its weight in water, hence the nickname , the “moisture molecule.” Hyaluronic Acid plays a major role in maintaining plumpness and elasticity of the skin, a healthy microbiome and function, which helps protect against environmental stressors and sun exposure that can weaken the skin. Hyaluronic Acid’s skin-replenishing properties go a long way toward alleviating those issues, especially when used as part of a complete skincare routine. If moisture is what your skin is calling for, then you want to make sure your hyaluronic acid is holding on to as much wetness as possible to keep your skin fresh and clear. For hyaluronic acid to really penetrate the skin’s surface, it actually has to be bioengineered to have a much lower molecular weight while still maintaining the original hydrating benefits.
Hyaluronic acid is also incredibly gentle, for even the most sensitive, redness-prone skin. It has a positive influence on skin’s surface is due in part to its naturally calming benefits. Healthy, youthful skin is possible with HA, and as we age, our body’s natural reserve depletes. By the time we reach our 40s, researchers say we’re down 50 percent in our production of Hyaluronic Acid. This can lead to dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness and elasticity. The good news is that you can replenish Hyaluronic Acid through your skin care!
When applied to the skin, this intelligent ingredient provides powerful anti-aging, hydrating, and soothing benefits. Here are some of our favorite products that contain HA at Lena Rose from brands that are trusted for the potency and efficacy. Live Botanicals Aloe + Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Serum custom blends a mix of Hyaluronic Acid molecular weights to optimize the skin’s ability to hold water for a fresh and clear complexion. The formula is enhanced with a simple blend of aloe vera juice and fresh distilled green tea hydrosol to clear and soothe inflammation and acne.
Bonnie’s Herbal Skin Tonic uses a weightless blend of beneficial floral waters and biocompatible Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump. Natural astringents and humectants reduce the appearance of pores and deliver moisture to skin cells for a healthy glow.
Apoterra’s hydrating rose face mist is a hydrating toner that provides deep cellular hydration, keeping dull dry skin at bay and promoting a clear, healthy and smooth complexion. Hyaluronic acid to reduce inflammation and bring about moisture. This vegan Hyaluronic Acid, clarifying rooibos tea, soothing aloe vera, and skin refining frankincense hydrosol to creates a truly hydrating experience!
Whether your skin in winter-ravaged, sensitive or acne prone Hyaluronic Acid can help to heal and hydrate. All of our products promote feelings of self-care and well being. Lena Rose wants you to feel your best! If your skin feels stressed, tired or you are concerned with premature aging or have questions about Hyaluronic Acid making a routine visit to our spa room can help answer all of your skin woes.