Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid for Water-full Skin - M Tips 80
Can you guess what one of the most popular and common skincare ingredients is? If you guessed Hyaluronic Acid, you’re right on the mark! Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of the most popular moisturizing ingredients in skincare today. You may often find this ingredient labeled as “sodium hyaluronate”. This ingredient might sound “boring” but it is has a bunch of benefits that everyone’s skin will love! This M Blog will be an “Ingredient Spotlight” with hyaluronic acid taking center stage.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Did you know that HA is actually a naturally occuring substance in the human body? So, everyone has this ingredient being produced in the body. It is considered a glycosaminoglycan (try pronouncing that at one go) that plays an important part in supporting cell structure - most often found in our eyes, joints, and connective tissue.
Despite having the word “acid” in its name, this ingredient is not an chemical exfoliant like AHA, BHA, or PHA. It’s safe to use for ALL skin types - we all naturally produce it anyways! .
Humectant: a substance used to retain or preserve moisture
What will HA do for my skin?
As mentioned in the diagram above, hyaluronic acid’s main function is to retain moisture in the skin for a hydrated complexion. Even though it’s a naturally occuring substance in our bodies, we tend to produce less of it as our bodies age. Our skin becomes drier, loses moisture retention, and isn’t as elastic or firm. The last thing we want is our skin to look dehydrated and aging.
Hyaluronic acid is able to boost up the hydration for a more supple complexion. Your skin will appear more plump while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Imagine the hyaluronic acid filling in those lines with capsules of water - water-full skin"! Using HA in your skincare routine will give you both hydrating and anti-aging benefits for a healthy and younger complexion.
COSRX fanatics unite! I loved using this HA essence, especially during the winter where my oily-combo skin leaned more dry and dehydrated. I’ve always trusted COSRX to cater to my sensitive skin, and this product is no different. It’s such a nice layering product for that extra boost of hydration. My skin looked like it had a nice drink of water. Sometimes I would even put this under a matte foundation to bring out a subtle dew from within. For my dry skin girls, this would be an additional layer of moisture to combat any form of dryness.
You know it’s good when you buy a whole box of masks. I appreciate a lot of the JM Solution masks, but if you want a HA kick, this is the one to use. This mask actually contains 5 types of hyaluronic acid to maximize moisture from deep within the skin. My skin felt super plumped and hydrated as if it drank a whole gallon of water. I may stray away from this as the hot and humid summer arrives, but until then I will most definitely be finishing the box of these guys!
This cream is definitely an underrated Neogen product If you’re looking for the anti-aging benefits of HA then look no further. Just like the name says, this cream volumizes the skin with moisture. There are 119 natural ingredients that work together to hydrate, brighten, and plump the skin - HA being one of them. With HA being an active ingredient (the first five main ingredients), this cream gives instantly hydrates the skin with a pleasant gel formula that glides over the skin. A little goes a long way! But if you wanted to use this as a sleeping mask, you definitely could layer this cream on - you’ll love the results the next morning!
Check out the Hydro-Glow Collection for deals on Hyaluronic Acid products!
Until the next one,