What is Hyaluronic Acid??

Hyaluronic Acid is powerful stuff. But don’t let the word “acid” fool you. This gel-like water-holding molecule is a moisture-binding ingredient that helps keep skin plump and hydrated. And, it’s actually something our bodies naturally produce. Hyaluronic Acid helps retain over 1,000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturiser. Scientific studies have shown that Hyaluronic Acid helps improve skin hydration and production of collagen, fight free radicals, maintain skin elasticity, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing. Yes, please! So why do we need more if our bodies already produce it? Well, the average human body contains about 15 grams of Hyaluronic Acid. However, one third of that gets degraded and synthesised on a daily basis. We also produce less and less as we age. So we want more, which is why many anti-ageing products contain Hyaluronic Acid. Plastic surgeons often inject Hyaluronic Acid into sunken areas of skin to plump it up, but you don’t need to get injections to reap its benefits. Just choose a serum or moisturiser that contains Hyaluronic Acid (also commonly listed as Sodium Hyaluronate) for softer, smoother, more hydrated skin. 

My Opinion on which products are the best? 

I’m sorry to say guys that I know most of you will have bought The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid serum as the price is so low right? And the packaging looks so scientific 😍, but unfortunately you will have to buy a derma roller for this one as the molecules in it are large meaning it won’t penetrate well into the skin. Why? Because it’s a cheaper form of the acid. Best thing is to get a derma roller and use that before applying at night only.  

My fave is Environs Hydrating serum . It’s more pricey at £69 but is fantastic. 

I’ve also been using Piping Rock’s Hyaluronic Acid serum which is cheaper and still fairly good. Nice and runny too. 

With so much ingredient info on the net now days It can be so confusing not to mention making everyone think they are a top bio chemist 🤦🏻‍♀️

So ask a professional if you want to know more about the products you are buying.