Hyaluronic acid isn’t entirely new. In fact, you already have that in your body.
You can find it in your bones, cartilage, synovial fluid as well as your connective tissues. Hyaluronic acid is also present in your gum tissues, eyes and lip.
Surprisingly, 50% of your body’s total hyaluronic acid can be found in the organ that comprises 15% of your body weight- your skin.
Hyaluronic acid is so important for your skin that there are now loads of products made with it. Just take a stroll at your local beauty shop and you’ll find hyaluronic acid in creams, lotions and moisturizers.
You can even find hyaluronic acid serums.
But, the big question is, are they effective?
Hyaluronic acid, technically, isn’t an anti-aging ingredient. Its properties is what makes it effective in slowing down the signs of skin aging- similar to what you can get from using vitamin C serum on your face.
For one, it’s able to hydrate the skin so your fine lines can become less noticeable. It forms this barrier on the surface of your skin to keep it moisturized and plump.
One good reason for this is the size of its molecules. Hyaluronic acid has molecules that are too big to penetrate the skin.
So, when you apply it topically, like what you do with hyaluronic acid moisturizers, it just sits on top of your skin- absorbing and locking in moisture.
This hydrating property is what gives way to the tons of benefits you can get from using hyaluronic acid for skin. To know what those benefits are, check the infographic below.