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10 Things You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid, The Coolest New Skincare Ingredient!

1. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to lock in moisture & has anti-inflammatory properties

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a Glycosaminoglycan (GAG). It is one of the most important components of the extracellular matrix of the skin. It also is responsible for the daily interactions of epidermal skin cells with the environment. These molecules are also found in the body’s connective tissue, needed for cushioning and lubricating effect. One of the most beautiful properties of HA is its ability to hold a large amount of moisture.

2. Add hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine for youthful skin

There is no age for a good moisturizing skin regime. Usually, ageing starts manifesting post 30 years, hence for a youthful anti-ageing skin regime, people can start applying moisturisers, serums, and sunscreens that have hyaluronic acid in them. It is also useful for those with damaged skin barrier conditions like Rosacea, Acne, Atopic Dermatitis.

3. 0.1% strength of HA can increase hydration and elasticity of the skin

HA is a big molecule and hence it works best when injected in the form of fillers. In usual cream-based formulations of HA, the molecule of HA is so big that it doesn’t penetrate the skin and works on the surface as a skin-surface moisturiser (the one which locks the moisture of wet skin).

4. HA Product recommendations based on skin type

There are three types of HA molecules available in the market and they can be used according to skin types. 1. For oily and combination skin: Look for hydrolysed hyaluronic acid (HHA). These are fragmented HA molecules that are so small that they can penetrate the skin but aren’t the best moisturisers. Individuals with oily and combination skin are happy to use them because they don’t like the sticky feel of over-moisturizing

5. Use HA products in your PM skin routine, so your skin can repair without any interruptions

Hyaluronic acid is the one ingredient that is present in all kinds of products ranging from sunscreens, serums, moisturisers to eye creams, cleansers and sheet masks. It should be used based on one’s skin type, amount of ageing. The ageing changes due to factors like weather, air pollution, smoking, mental and physical stress.

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