Hyaluronic acid is an acid produced by your body and located in-between your skin cells. When you are younger your skin will have a high level of hyaluronic acid. Basically, one can explain it as a molecule that helps the skin to bind water. When the skin has a high level of hyaluronic acid the skin looks even, bright and elastic. The older you get the harder your body will have to produce this acid; the skin gets dryer and won’t be able to bind as much water and wrinkles will become more visible. By adding hyaluronic acid to your skincare, you will help the skin to increase moisture, improve the skin’s barrier and elasticity
HA also serves as an anti-aging ingredient.
Hyaluronic acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water, that’s just amazing what this little molecule can do.
Where to put it?
This type of product can be a little difficult to know where to put in your routine. First it depends on what type of product that contains hyaluronic acid you are using, so first read the recommendation on the product.
If you are using pure HA then I would put it directly after my toner and before the serums.
How to use Hyaluronic acid?
This depends on what type of product you have HA in. I usually use it as a separate product and then apply it by patting a small amount into my skin.
Some people experience hyaluronic acid to be drying instead of moisturizing, why is that?
This is also true. In climates where it’s very dry and cold (winter in my country for sure) the acid pulls the moisture from your skin instead of taking it from the environment. If there isn’t enough moisture in the air it will pull it from your skin.
So, what can you do, if this is what you experience?
To properly use it you need to apply it when your skin is still damp (so it is perfect after toner). Pat the product into your skin and when it is just a little sticky, add the next step to your routine.Then it should be sealed in with another product like serums, moisturizer and sunscreen.
Don’t get too excited using all the different kinds of product with hyaluronic acid that you can find. Stick to one and that is enough for your skin.
If you put this product in the beginning of your routine, this will not be a problem for you. If you have oily skin and don’t use moisturizer before your sun block. Just add a sun block on top and you are good to go.
Reviews of products with Hyaluronic acid
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