“Hyaluronic Acid.” If you’re not familiar with Hyaluronic Acid, the word “acid” may conjure up images of face peels and stinging. But unlike Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid won’t exfoliate (or irritate) your skin.
You pick up a Hyaluronic Acid Serum at the store, scan the ingredient list…and it’s not even on the label! What gives? The technical name for Hyaluronic Acid is Sodium Hyaluronate. It’s actually a salt, and it’s more bioavailable to you skin because it can penetrate what’s called the horny layer (that’s the tough barrier of your epidermis that keeps bad stuff like allergens out). Chances are, any Hyaluronic Acid product you buy should have “Sodium Hyaluronate” on the label.
OK…so it’s not an acid. What exactly does it do?
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in your skin. Its superpower is being able to attract and bind 1000x its weight in moisture. That means it can actually pull moisture out of the air and into your skin, giving your complexion a soft and supple appearance.
To give you some perspective- one gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold one kilogram of water. For reference, that’s 0.03 oz of hyaluronic acid, holding 1 whole LITER of water. That’s insane!
It also has the ability of pulling moisture from the deeper layers of your dermis into the outermost layer of your epidermis, plumping up fine lines and wrinkles from within.
Is Hyaluronic Acid just another fad?
You may notice that certain big retail brands are jumping on the Hyaluronic Acid boat, but this is one ingredient that is not just a trend. It’s one of the best skin care ingredients you can use.
What results can you expect from Hyaluronic Acid?
Because of its incredible humectant effects, Hyaluronic Acid has powerful anti-aging properties. Used regularly, you’ll see an improvement in:
How to use Hyaluronic Acid in your Skin Care routine:
If you’re looking for an easy-to-layer serum, Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic Serum Instant Skin Hydrator is a cult favorite. It layers easily under your favorite facial oil or moisturizer.
If you have dry skin allover and are in need of a hard-working Hyaluronic Acid cream, Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic Instant Skin Hydrator Cream is a must-have. It’s also infused with Squalene and Borage Oil to soothe and pamper dry skin.
If you have especially dry skin on your face due to too much sun or extreme weather, you’ll find Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic Moisturizing Mask to be a soothing, hydrating treat. Apply in the evening over your favorite facial oil, and wear it overnight. Rinse in the morning and you’ll wake up to dewy, soft skin.
And for a mid-day pick-me up or an extra blast of moisture any time anywhere, grab Advanced Clinicals Hyaluronic + Aloe Wake Up Facial Mist. This lightweight, hydrating mist provides a refreshing dose of radiance-boosting Hyaluronic Acid.
This is no fad. Hyaluronic Acid is here to stay. Keep an eye out for new launches from Advanced Clinicals. This is one ingredient we’re excited to be adding to new launches as well. Stay tuned!!
Peace, Love & Hydration,
Director of Product Development