Hyaluronic Acid – More Than Just Hydration?
Hyaluronic acid is a beloved beauty ingredient for plump and beautiful skin. Let’s take a closer look at this active ingredient and how your skin can benefit from it.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) is available in many different forms and products: As hyaluronic acid supplements in the form of capsules or tablets, as an ingredient in anti-aging moisturizers and serums or as a dermal filler in cosmetic procedures. In the world of skincare, hyaluronic acid is best known for its excellent moisturizing properties.
What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by our body and a key component of our extracellular matrix. Its purpose is not just to keep our skin looking its best, it is also a very important component of our connective tissue and articular cartilage, as well as a lubricant for our joints. As a humectant in our skin, hyaluronic acid is crucial for maintaining the skin’s moisture levels. This process runs smoothly, while our bodies produce hyaluronic acid in abundance when we are young. However, our bodies‘ production of hyaluronic acid decreases as we age, which leads to loss of skin elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles.
The Influence of Molecular Weight
Not all hyaluronic acids are the same. By looking at their structure and molecular size, hyaluronic acids can be classified into two types: Short-chain and long-chain hyaluronic acids. Smaller molecules can penetrate deeper into the dermal layers of the skin.
High-molecular weight hyaluronic acid
- Stays on top of the outermost layer of the skin
- Hydrates the skin
- Short-term effect
Low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid
- Can penetrate deeper into the skin
- Maintains the skin’s moisture levels
- Long-term effect
Skincare Products with Hyaluronic Acid
So how can you get this wonderful anti-aging ingredient onto your skin? There are many special hyaluronic acid products like moisturizers and serums designed to hydrate the skin and visibly plump fine lines and wrinkles – for a fresh and firm complexion.
Level up your skincare routine with maximum hyaluronic acid! Our Hyaluronic Urea collection for dehydrated skin combines pure hyaluronic acid with moisture-binding urea for doubly-effective protection against moisture loss: Short-chain and long-chain hyaluronic acids keep the skin hydrated, while urea helps to retain the moisture within the skin. The two moisturizers, ampoules and hyaluronic acid serum from this collection are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Looking for a quick boost of freshness with anti-wrinkle action? Our smoothing BioCellulose Sheet Mask hydrates the skin and reduces wrinkle depth by up to 16% after just one use.
Tired, puffy and dry skin around the eyes? Our cooling Eye Gel provides an instant wake-up call for tired eyes, while visibly smoothing fine wrinkles and crow’s feet. To complete your eye routine, we recommend our vegan Hydrogel Eye Pads to refresh the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Your face likes a lot of attention, but don’t forget the rest of your body! Our body lotion with hyaluronic acid combats dry patches and creases caused by dryness and leaves the skin feeling silky-soft.
In order to prevent premature skin aging, young skin can also benefit from this powerful beauty ingredient. Remember, as we mentioned above, hyaluronic acid is produced by the human body, but its production gradually decreases over the years. However, there are special pre-aging creams with hyaluronic acid you can use, that can help tremendously.
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