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February 16, 2018

What is Hyaluronic Acid? We hear about this ingredient often when we talk about skincare but really what is it? First off, don’t let the word “acid” scare you. Yes, the word seems daunting, but have no fear - Hyaluronic Acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping AT ALL. In fact, it’s the exact opposite – it's a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, youthful. 

Let's get into the science stuff:

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. As we know from Nutrition 101: a carbohydrate is essentially sugar. It takes up a lot of space between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin.

What is a humectant?

Humectants are found in skincare products to hydrate the skin by attracting water like a magnet and locking in moisture. Because our friend Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, think of it as a sponge that retains moisture within our skin keeping it hydrated. We all know hydration is key to plumper, firmer and glowing skin.

Transform your skin with Hyaluronic Acid!

If you are feeling that your skin is looking dull, lacklustre and overall dehydrated, using one of our natural products containing Hyaluronic Acid will save the day! It will help the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving your skin's hydration and texture. 

Here are some of the products we love:

Susanne Kaufmann:

Hyaluron Serum ($210)

"The highly concentrated, purely plant-based hyaluron serum supports the skin cells by retaining moisture. The perfectly balanced molecular structure of the Hyaluronic Acids fill the moisture depots of the skin with the maximum amount of moisture both on the surface and deep within the tissue. The lifting effect visibly reduces lines and wrinkles. The skin appears younger, smoother and firmer. For all skin types."

Nutrient Concentrate Skin Smoothing ($186)

"Contains highly effective essences of marigold, chamomile and thistle oil. The serum is especially suited to the needs of demanding skin. The plant Hyaluronic Acids of aloe vera sustainably supply moisture to skin prone to dryness and leaves behind skin that feels fresh. You will see the results immediately." 

Tata Harper (any of her moisturizers/serums):

Illuminating Moisturizer ($113-140)

"Diamond dust, uniquely paired with a special blend of minerals, provides a perfecting veil imparting a subtle, soft-focus luminescence in this luxurious complexion-perfecting moisturizer. Hyaluronic Acid plumps and hydrates for fresh and glowing looking skin. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."

Rejuvenating Serum ($130-210)

"This award-winning, best-selling multitasking collagen treatment addresses multiple of aging by delivering the benefits of 7 antiaging products in one serum. A concentrated formula of powerfully rejuvenating ingredients helps to reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles while infusing the skin with Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants and vitamins for a visibly healthier, more radiant appearance."

Coola:

Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Serum ($75)

"Enjoy a natural-looking radiance year-round with our daily use 70%+ organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum. A potent blend of Argan Oil, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and plant stem cell cultures leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and glowing." 

Makeup Setting Spray with SPF 30 ($51)

"Formulated with cucumber and aloe vera extracts to help soothe and refresh skin, as well as Hyaluronic Acidto bind moisture and help soften, tone and rehydrate, this innovative two-in-one product protects as you set."

Eco Tan:

Eco Tan Face Water ($44)

"We use natural Hyaluronic Acid, one of the most effective hydrating ingredients for the skin! Its calming, hydrating, and antioxidant properties are great for all skin types, even for rosacea, eczema and acne affected skin!"

Go ahead and give your skin that TLC and boost of youth!

xo

 


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