Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
The anti-ageing benefits of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is recognised as one of the most effective moisturizing ingredients in skincare products due to its fluid retention capabilities. This makes it particularly effective in reducing the signs of ageing through the delivery of moisture directly to the upper layers of the dermis. It helps to smooth away the appearance of fine lines, makes skin appear softer, reduces wrinkles and improves skin tone.
What does hyaluronic acid do?
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a carbohydrate molecule found in the body and skin. It has a unique ability to bind and hold water molecules and can retain more than 1,000 times its weight in water within the skin cells. It is this capability that makes hyaluronan such an effective natural moisturizer when used in skincare.
Hyaluronic acid can be found throughout our bodies. We find it in joints, cartilage as well as in especially high concentration in the skin. Hyaluronic acid acts as a catalyst to stimulate connective tissue cells, resulting in the production of collagen and other essential proteins such as elastin which regulate skin elasticity. The production of both collagen and elastin tends to decrease with age.
The quantity of hyaluronic acid in our bodies begins to decrease in our 20s, and this reduction accelerates after we pass the age of 40. It is then more common to notice small and more pronounced wrinkles, areas of dry skin, spots and a loss of firmness and volume in the skin. Using a hyaluronic acid serum helps to reverse these signs of ageing by working as a counteragent to the natural loss of hyaluronic acid as we get older.
Super C Facial Serum contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and stabilised Vitamin C. Check out the ingredients and the explanation of their effects in the product description.
Uses of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is used in various fields. It can be used as an aesthetic treatment in creams or administered via injections by a dermatologist. In elite sports it is used in the treatment of injuries including use in the regeneration of cartilage.
Hyaluronic acid is also used to help joint regeneration and reduce pain in individuals suffering from degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. In addition it is used by dentists to aid in the healing of damaged tissues and gum regeneration, among other uses.
Benefits in Serums
The benefits that we can obtain from the presence of hyaluronic acid in the products we use will depend on the amount found in the product, as well as the quality of the ingredients. We can find out the exact constitution of each product by checking the ingredients list, where we will find the ingredients ordered from the highest to lowest amount.
The changes that we can expect to see with a good serum include:
- Increased skin hydration
- Repair of damaged skin
- Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and a fuller, more voluminous look to skin
- Improve skin texture
- Improved skin elasticity
- Healthier, fresher skin