With so many products for skin care on the market claiming to be the next 'must-have', trendy ingredients come and go. But as far as truly essential skin care ingredients go, no one has stood the test of time like hyaluronic acid. Don't let the word 'acid' scare you off. The science-backed magic of hyaluronic acid deems it to be the holy grail of hydration and healthy skin. Unlike other acids (like glycolic acid) which are used to exfoliate, hyaluronic acid doesn't strip the skin. Rather, it delivers gentle moisture and hydration to where your skin needs it most.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is a naturally occurring sugar molecule created by the human body. That's right, the molecule is already in your skin! But hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance, can also be found in your connective tissues, eyes, and joints. The tiny acid molecules have a big job. They keep every aspect of skin stable, protected, and constantly renewed. Hyaluronic acid is classified as a humectant. You can think of a humectant like a sponge. It draws in and retains moisture from its surroundings. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water! This means molecules bind to and retain rejuvenating moisture in our skin. More so, hyaluronic acid also prevents transepidermal moisture from evaporating!
How Does a Hyaluronic Acid Skincare Product Help Our Skin?
Thanks to the pesky ageing process and harmful environmental factors, we see a steep decline in the production of hyaluronic acid. The result of dehydrated skin, UV rays and pollution - fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, uneven tone and texture...to name a few. Fear not! Adding a hyaluronic acid supplement to your daily Skin Care Routine can bring back the supple plump skin of your youth. A good hyaluronic acid serum can replenish a LOT of moisture in all surface layers of the skin and can provide long-lasting dewy hydration.
Proven Hyaluronic Acid Benefits
Found in moisturizing creams, lotions, serums and injectable dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid is a board-certified dermatologist-recommended skin care ingredient. Among the many proven benefits of hyaluronic acid:
- Hyaluronic acid infuses valuable hydration into all layers of the skin
- Hyaluronic acid locks in skin moisture and prevents dry patches
- Hydrated skin reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves the appearance of tightness
- Hyaluronic acid improves the look of smooth, plump, and supple skin
- Hyaluronic acid also reduces dark spots and prevents pigmentation and age spots
- Hyaluronic acid fortifies the skin's natural barrier and protects from harmful environmental toxins
- An acid serum stimulates skin cell regeneration, metabolism, and wound healing
- Double-blind placebo-controlled studies show the water-binding molecule may slow the decline of hyaluronic acid
- Topical treatments can prevent the over-production of oil in pores for acne-prone and oily skin
- For irritated and red skin, hyaluronic acid along with Vitamin C and Vitamin E can soothe inflammation for skin concerns like dermatitis
Sounds pretty great, right? If your skin isn't already soaking up the benefits of a hyaluronic acid serum, here's one more reason why it should be! Hyaluronic acid is a skincare ingredient that works wonders for everyone. From oily or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with sensitive skin to even extremely dry skin, hyaluronic acid works for any skin type. There are no known side effects, as again, it's produced in our bodies.
Choosing the Right Hyaluronic Acid Skincare Product
With a plethora of skincare products containing hyaluronic acid, it can be difficult to choose a serum or moisturizing cream for your face and body. We recommend an over-the-counter, high-quality face serum that is lightweight and formulated to penetrate all layers of the skin. To get the most out of this jelly-like ingredient, look for sodium hyaluronate early in the ingredient list. Sodium hyaluronate is a derivative of hyaluronic acid with a lower molecular weight. This means sodium hyaluronate will penetrate and nourish the deep layers of your skin rather than just sit on the skin's surface. It's also important to look at the other ingredients. We prefer products that are made with 100% natural ingredients, certified organic, non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and animal cruelty-free.
The right hyaluronic acid serum and cream will deliver nutrients and vitamins, like Vitamin C and Vitamin E, deep into the skin cells. When topically applied, it will have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-wrinkle effects. It will also combat free radical damage, skin pigmentation and discolouration. For the body, thicker moisturizing creams will not only hydrate the skin but lock in moisture and protect the skin barrier from environmental irritants and sun damage.
For best results, board-certified derms recommend using hyaluronic acid twice a day as the last treatment step in your daily skin care routine followed by a moisturizer or sunscreen. A hyaluronic acid serum or cream makes for a perfect makeup primer in the morning and it's an ideal product with no side effects to allow your skin to hydrate as you sleep.
Pascoe's Hyaluronic Body Serum
Give your skin from head-to-toe the gift of Pascoe's Hyaluronic Body Serum. Formulated with the dermo-active properties of 8 carefully selected natural herbs and a leading plumping ingredient, nano-hyaluronic acid. Dramatically reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, deeply hydrate every layer of your skin, all while revitalizing lacklustre dull skin with Pascoe's skin care products.
Pascoe’s body serum nourishes your skin with oil-free and powerful ingredients that are clinically-proven effective to:
- Deliver immediate skin hydration and plumping
- Improve and support a healthy skin carrier
- Reduce the appearance of blemishes, irritation and dry patches
Unlike lotions and oils, Pascoe's hyaluronic acid body serum is ultra-lightweight, water-based and fast-absorbing. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. Revolutionize your skincare routine and experience a rejuvenating body serum that deeply hydrates for radiantly smooth and firm skin.
Pascoe's Hyaluronic Face Cream
Enriched with hyaluronic acid and the synergy of 8 healing herbs, Pascoe's daily face moisturizer is your new secret weapon to rejuvenating and hydrating your skin. Indulge in Pascoe’s hyaluronic acid products scientifically formulated to penetrate the deep layers of your skin and infuse valuable moisture into fine lines, flaky and dry skin. This means plumper, more resilient skin with a silky-smooth appearance.
When it comes to getting dewy hydrated skin, nothing delivers the way that Pascoe’s antioxidant, anti-aging and skin-replenishing hyaluronic acid face cream does.
- Targets dull and uneven skin tone
- Improves dark spots and discolouration
- Softens and prevents fine lines and wrinkles
This lightweight face moisturizer is ideal for all skin types to leave skin luxuriously softer, smoother and rejuvenated long-term.