The Anti-Ageing Benefits of Pure Hyaluronic Acid
There may be no such thing as the Fountain of Youth – but the idea of youthful-looking skin is discussed by the world over. So, what gives? Alongside a few other popular anti-ageing options, one of the biggest mainstays of the beauty world is a difficult-to-pronounce, easy-to-apply favourite: hyaluronic acid. Read on to learn the reasons you should add hyaluronic acid products into your skin care routine.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar, found through your body’s skin and connective tissue. It’s present in the spaces between skin cells offering moisture, plumpness, firmness and a supple skin feel.
Think about how soft and dewy a baby’s skin looks. That beautiful, soft feel is down to the high levels of hyaluronic acid that babies are born with. Like many other things, as we grow, the amount of hyaluronic acid stored up within our cells diminishes – particularly when we pass the age of 40.
The good news? Pure hyaluronic acid isn’t very difficult to come by, particularly with advancements in technology that allow it to be absorbed topically as a part of your standard beauty routine.
THE BENEFIT BREAKDOWN
The benefits linked to naturally occurring hyaluronic acid are both restorative and preventative.
One of the most prominent benefits of hyaluronic acid is its immense ability to hold in water – nearly 1000 times its molecular weight. This means that when absorbed by the skin, it works to bind your cells to water, infusing every layer with moisture.
Hyaluronic acid naturally continues to draw in moisture from the surrounding environment to give your skin its best possible chance at maximum hydration.
Lipid barrier enhancement
Lipids are your skin’s natural helper cells. They lock in moisture and help to keep your skin hydrated. Hyaluronic acid helps to fortify those barriers to help increase moisture retention even further.
Increased skin resilience
With lipid barriers enhanced and your cells naturally hydrated, your skin is in peak position to defend itself against negative environmental factors and air pollutants.
As the skin fills with moisture, it naturally tightens the overall look and elasticity of the skin, firming facial contours for a more youthful appearance.
Minimised lines and wrinkles
Making sure the skin is properly hydrated is one of best ways to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Healthy, hydrated skin (thank you, hyaluronic acid) is stimulated. And, when skin cells are stimulated, newer, more plump cell production is increased.
Depending on the form it’s taken in, hyaluronic acid can work to promote skin cell regeneration, which leads to healthier cells and a more vibrant complexion.
As a result of skin cell turnover, age spots and discolouration may also be addressed with hyaluronic acid.
Last but certainly not least, moisture balance, helped by hyaluronic acid, works to fight the overproduction of the skin’s natural oils – which are often the cause of clogged pores and breakouts.
BUILD HYALURONIC ACID INTO YOUR ROUTINE
Where topical hyaluronic acid skin care products used to be rendered ineffective, today’s advancements in technology have ensured the molecules found in products like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Renew range are small enough to be properly absorbed into the skin.
These advancements mean that you can tailor your hyaluronic acid use into a skincare routine that best suits your needs.
Concerned about the eye area? Try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Renew Eye Cream. Look for something light? L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Renew Serum is here for you. If you’re into moisturisers, there are options for day and night. And for those days you just want to pamper yourself, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Mask is perfect for ultimate hydration.