Hy-al-uronic acid. The harder the pronunciation, the easier it is on the skin. With growing popularity, hyaluronic acid is the name that’s on everyone’s lips. And it should be! It offers innumerable benefits to the skin. It plumps! It hydrates! It is anti-aging! It reduces scars! Seems like a boon, doesn’t it? It is a holy grain that once you use, you just don’t want to stop. It is known for its hydrating properties, which lift the skin, hold in moisture, and leaves the cells plumped and healthy.
But as it is always said, a coin has two faces. Even with an ingredient, this loved, too much can be, well, too much. Wrong usage may result in disastrous ways! Don’t worry, we are right here to list out all the pros and cons!
HOW DOES HYALURONIC ACID REALLY WORK?
In recent times, we have heard of Hyaluronic acid (HA) as MVP of skincare. It is one of the most powerful hydrating ingredients used in skincare. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that helps keep our skin looking young and healthy. The collagen in our dermis, the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis which forms the true skin, forms the structure of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is bound to collagen on one side and links to water molecules on the other, giving skin its plumpness.
CAN TOPICAL APPLICATION OF HYALURONIC ACID BE HARMFUL?
No longer just an “it” ingredient, hyaluronic acid is now a trendier ingredient that is available to everyone. It is the “white t-shirt” of the skincare regime. The trouble is, that it needs moisture to work in the first place so when applied to dry skin in a dry climate, it can backfire.
You might come across so many articles and blogs in which people have mentioned why they have stopped using Hyaluronic acid or why they believe Hyaluronic acid is problematic. Hyaluronic acid will draw moisture from wherever it can find it to hydrate the surface of your face, including the deeper layers of your skin if there is no humidity in the air, where it then evaporates and leaves skin drier than it was in the first place.
But if you take proper care of the concentration level at which you use the said acid, you might be able to avoid the dehydration of the skin. Choose wisely which concentration works the best for you, and voila, you have hydrated skin that would look so plump and soft.
Another reason to love Hyaluronic acid is that it has the unique ability to enhance the power of any and every product you layer on top of it, which means it’s not only safe to use with all your other products and ingredients, like your vitamin C, retinol, moisturizer, it will increase their effectiveness, making it one of the best additions you could make to your skincare routine.
If you are looking for a serum with Hyaluronic acid content that your skin will enjoy, you may want to give The Minies' Vitamin C serum with Hyaluronic Acid a try. It contains the goodness of natural ingredients, such as Witch Hazel and Orange Oil. The thing that makes it different is that it is made vegan and free from cruelty against animals in all of its production. Also, it is free of all the nasty chemicals that might make your skin unhappy.