Hyaluronic Acid - How does it work?

Hyaluronic Acid - How does it work?

January 04, 2023

Another popular skincare ingredient is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a long chain of sugar molecules that can be found naturally in the body. It plays a crucial role in keeping tissues lubricated and moist. It also has potential ability to help heal wounds and burns.


But it’s also so much more than that.


What does hyaluronic acid do and how does it work?

Hyaluronic acid binds the water molecules and creates a gel-like substance that helps keep the skin hydrated. It is extremely effective in moisturizer because it can hold 1000 times its weight in water.


This ingredient also works by filling in the space between collagen and elastin fibers which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This plumps the skin and gives you a more youthful appearance.


Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

  1. Helps keep skin hydrated
  2. Makes your skin flexible
  3. Helps maintain a youthful appearance
  4. Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  5. Help improves skin tone and texture
  6. Effective in treating dry skin conditions
  7. Protect skin from sun damage
  8. Reduce acne breakouts


Product Recommendations 

Hyaluronic Acid is a key component in many of the skincare products sold at Anika Beauty. The Essential Dermaceuticals line features quite a few products that you can find this great ingredient in.


The Advanced Hyaluronic Acid and Peptide Eye Complex hydrates and protects sensitive skin. This eye crème is a synergistic complex of revitalizing peptides, Eyebright, Niacinamide and natural illuminating extracts that work t synergistically improve the appearance of the eye zone.


The Hyaluronic Acid Complex attracts and maintains skin hydration. This serum helps tighten the skin, smooth out wrinkles and leave an elastic skin surface with long lasting hydration.


The Advanced Hyaluronic Mask contains water-based humectants that attract and bind moisture to the skin. This product is infused with powerful resilience-enhancing actives to provide immediate and long-lasting hydration. It will leave your skin feeling supremely nourished, refreshed, hydrated, and balanced.


Other Ways, You Can Expose Yourself to Hyaluronic Acid Naturally

Hyaluronic Acid can also be found in many foods. Here are a few:

  • Bone broth
  • Soybeans
  • Nuts such as almonds and walnuts
  • Seafood such as salmon and cod
  • Organ meats such as liver and kidney
  • Fermented foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut
  • Leafy greens such as spinach and kale