The Fountain of Youth for Your Skin: Hyaluronic Acid

The Fountain of Youth for Your Skin: Hyaluronic Acid

May 24, 2023

In the realm of skincare, there's a remarkable ingredient that has taken the beauty industry by storm - hyaluronic acid. Praised for its exceptional moisturizing and anti-aging properties, hyaluronic acid has become a staple in many skincare routines.


But what exactly is hyaluronic acid, and why is it garnering so much attention?


 In this blog, we'll delve into the world of hyaluronic acid, exploring its origins, benefits, and why it's a must-have for achieving healthy and youthful-looking skin.


What is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body, predominantly in the skin, connective tissues, and eyes. It is a polysaccharide, a type of carbohydrate molecule, and its unique properties make it a prized ingredient in skincare formulations.


HA has an incredible ability to retain moisture, holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which helps to keep the skin plump, hydrated, and supple.


Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid:        


  1. Intense Hydration: One of the most significant benefits of hyaluronic acid is its exceptional moisturizing properties. When applied topically, HA forms a moisture-locking barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss and boosting hydration levels. This helps to combat dryness, enhance skin elasticity, and improve the overall appearance of the skin.


  1. Anti-Aging Effects: As we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases, leading to a loss of skin volume and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. By incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine, you can replenish the skin's HA levels, promoting a more youthful complexion. HA's hydrating abilities helps plump the skin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and creating a smoother, firmer texture.


  1. Enhanced Skin Barrier: Hyaluronic acid also plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy skin barrier. By fortifying the skin's protective outer layer, HA helps protect against environmental aggressors, pollutants, and UV damage. A strong skin barrier not only keeps harmful elements out but also prevents moisture loss, keeping the skin balanced and protected.


  1. Soothing and Calming Properties: HA possesses soothing properties that can benefit those with sensitive or irritated skin. It helps to calm inflammation and redness, making it an excellent ingredient for individuals with conditions such as eczema or rosacea. Its gentle nature makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.


  1. Prevent breakouts: Another advantage of Hyaluronic Acid as a moisturizer is its capacity to regulate the skin's moisture balance. It redistributes water from areas with excess moisture to those with insufficient moisture, effectively addressing dehydrated skin. In cases of dehydration, the skin often compensates by producing excess oil, which can result in breakouts. However, by addressing dehydration and excessive oiliness, Hyaluronic Acid helps restore the skin's moisture equilibrium and prevents adult acne.

Sources of Hyaluronic Acid


Given its presence in human tissues, particularly in the eyes and joints, you might be curious about how Hyaluronic Acid is obtained for use in skincare. There are two primary sources of Hyaluronic Acid: plant-based and animal-based.


Plant-based Hyaluronic Acid is derived through microbial fermentation, which involves using bacterial strains that naturally contain Hyaluronic Acid. Through fermentation, the desired molecular weights suitable for skincare purposes are achieved.


On the other hand, animal-based Hyaluronic Acid is extracted from the combs of roosters, specifically the red flesh atop their heads. Like humans, other animals also produce Hyaluronic Acid in their bodies, and rooster combs are considered a reliable source.


Concerned about differentiating between plant-based and animal-based Hyaluronic Acid in your creams?


Rest assured, microbial fermentation is the predominant method used to source Hyaluronic Acid, offering benefits such as cost-effectiveness and reduced environmental pollution.


Most natural, organic, and vegan skincare brands incorporate plant-based Hyaluronic Acid in their formulations. However, animal-based Hyaluronic Acid is still commonly used in Hyaluronic Acid supplements and injections.


Product Recommendations


Rejuvenating Fibroblast Growth Factor Crème Advanced Peptides, Plant Stem Cells, and Hyaluronic Acid - An excellent crème for those too sensitive to use Retinol A and need an advanced anti-aging crème.


Hyaluronic Acid Complex - A highly concentrated Hyaluronic Acid serum attracts and maintains skin hydration with high and low molecular weight proteins which permeate the skin and address aging where it begins. Hyaluronic Acid helps to replenish the moisture content of aging and environmentally damaged skin, restoring a youthful radiance and smoothing the appearance of fine lines.


Advanced Hyaluronic & Peptide Eye Complex - Hydrate and protect sensitive skin around the eyes with this moisture-attracting Hyaluronic Acid and elasticity-enhancing Collagen Eye Crème which enhances surface hydration and suppleness. A synergistic complex of revitalizing Peptides, Eyebright, Niacinamide and natural illuminating extracts synergistically improve the appearance of the eye zone which typically experiences dark circles and puffiness because of chronological aging.


Hyaluronic Peptide Facial Cleanser - Replenish suppleness with this complexion-renewing hydrating cleanser that offers natural moisturizing factors that protect skin radiance and boost moisture retention. Moisture attracting Hyaluronic Acid, Sea Vegetable and Argon based actives help to replenish humectants which are lost during cleansing.


Hydrate Serum - A wonderful serum to add moisture to the skin. since there is no cream or oil, this makes a perfect serum for acne skin types. A well as filling out sagging areas, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and ultimately results in plumper, younger-looking skin.


Advanced Hyaluronic Mask - Maximize topical hydration and enhance your skin’s natural moisture barrier with this thirst-quenching Mask which contains water-based humectants that attract and bind moisture to the skin. 


The Fountain of Youth for Your Skin


Hyaluronic acid has revolutionized the skincare industry, becoming a sought-after ingredient due to its incredible moisturizing and anti-aging properties. With its ability to hydrate, plump, and protect the skin, hyaluronic acid offers a myriad of benefits for achieving and maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion.


Regardless of your skin type or age, incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine can provide a noticeable difference, making it an indispensable ally in your pursuit of radiant and glowing skin.


Start your journey towards healthy, youthful looking skin today by contacting Teresa Paquin at Anikabeauty to schedule a consultation! 603.595.0224