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Do you suffer with dry, dehydrated skin? Your skin saviour could well be Hyaluronic Acid. Last time our Ingredient Focus looked at Salicylic Acid, which is absolutely incredible, especially for spot and acne prone skin. This time, we’re going to share with you all the facts you need to know about Hyaluronic Acid here on the Mankind blog!
Hyaluronic Acid is a gel-like water holding molecule which is composed partly of sugar and is a natural structural component of skin. It is present in connective tissue throughout the human body and is found in the highest concentrations in the eyes and joints. The average human body contains around 15 grams of Hyaluronic Acid, yet one third is degraded on a daily basis. As you age, the body stops producing as much Hyaluronic Acid and it has been estimated that by mid 40’s, we will have roughly half of the Hyaluronic Acid that is required by the body.
Hyaluronic Acid in skincare is helpful for all skin types, especially working wonders for dry, dehydrated skin. Keeping your skin well-hydrated and plump, the acid’s molecules have the ability to retain more than 1,000 times their weight in water, which is more than any other biological substance. With some products, they simply sit on top of the skin. However, when containing Hyaluronic Acid, it absorbs more efficiently and its deep hydrating properties leave better results. This multi-purpose skincare miracle also plumps wrinkles and fine lines temporarily due to its strong moisturising ability. Hyaluronic Acid is considered equally important to the skin as collagen, if not more important. One of the reasons for this is that Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to remove waste matter from cells, including those where there is little blood circulation, resulting in increased skin softness and smoothness. There’s not much it can’t do really!
Here at Mankind, we offer a huge range of Hyaluronic Acid based products to suit any budget from some of our favourite brands; including Ole Henriksen, Hand Chemistry and Jack Black. The Jack Black RXSeries Protein Booster Skin Serum aggressively targets fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity and can reduce wrinkles by up to 45% in 8 weeks! Its lightweight texture ensures that it is absorbed quickly and won’t look greasy or shiny. If you looking for hyaluronic care for more than just your face, then the Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Concentrate will be right up your street. This versatile gel like formula can be used from your head down to your toes to boots hydration on any areas you may need it. Finally, as the skin on your eye is 50% thinner than on the rest of your face, sometimes it’s in serious need of a little TLC. The Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel will ensure that your eye area will remain moisturised, soothed and refreshed. Not only that, but the uplifting cucumber scent is a refreshing addition to your morning grooming routine.
As with any change in your skincare routine, be sure to introduce new products gradually and don’t expect instant results. Refining your skincare to suit your needs will also be a slow and rewarding process, so be patient to reap the rewards from your new skincare regime!
Have you discovered Hyaluronic Acid yet? What’s your favourite product which has this skincare saviour in it?
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