By Sinead M'Gee
Chances are if you’re a little skincare obsessed like we are at Spascriptions, you might have heard of this thing called Hyaluronic Acid. But what’s the 4-1-1 on this so called glowy ingredient which seems to be ever present in all the latest skincare products.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a sugar molecule found naturally in our body, to be exact 90% of our body is made of Hyaluronic Acid. The polysaccharide acts as a cushioning between our joints, nerves, hair, skin and even our eyes. The main benefits of HA are keeping the skin moisturised and lubricated.
The ingredient works as a moisture binder, attaching itself to the water in the skin cells, making them plump. Skincare products containing HA usually target signs of aging, replenish cell moisture and can even speed up wound healing such as acne scarring.
In general, HA is safe for all skin types and in particular dry skin types. Due to its small molecule size, it is fast absorbing, meaning you lose less product when applied to your skin as it penetrates deeper into the sebum.
As an added bonus, because HA is so gentle on the skin, it can be used twice daily depending on the solution percentage.
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