Hyaluronic Acid—an Acid That’s Good for Your Skin

It seems you can’t watch a television show anymore without seeing an advertisement for some sort of product containing hyaluronic acid.  What exactly is it, and is it safe to put acid on the delicate skin of your face?

Contrary to the scary sound of its name, hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring sugar in our skin system that retains water.  HA is the component that makes our skin look hydrated and healthy.  If you’ve ever gazed upon the smooth, plump skin of a baby, you’ve seen the work of HA in action.  HA is much more prevalent in young people and then declines as we age.  Our bodies store the greatest amounts in our skin, but other parts of the body hold higher concentrations—like the eyes and our joints.

Many people lather up with various creams and lotions to attempt to increase their skin’s hydration.  Typically, most of these products do little more than giving a temporary feeling of hydration—and unfortunately, many store shelf products contain ingredients that will dry skin out over the long haul.  Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, actually acts as a humectant, or “magnet” to attract and retain water.  It’s a thick, gooey, clear substance with high viscosity to keep tissues lubricated and moist.

Here’s what hyaluronic acid can do for you:

Hyaluronic acid keeps skin healthy and hydrated.  By regularly using a quality product containing HA, you’ll enjoy benefits like these:

  1. Truly moisturize your skin.
  2. Decrease breakouts and acne.
  3. Help wounds heal faster.
  4. Decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Even out skin tone and decrease pigmentation.

Add hyaluronic acid to your skin care regimen.

hyaluronic acidEminence Organics carries several products containing hyaluronic acid, with Firm Skin Acai Booster-Serum being one of our favorites.  This product contains HA derived from the marshmallow plant, and is infused with acai to create an antioxidant-rich extra strength serum to improve the look of skin tone.  Other ingredients in this serum include Wild Jujube and Maral Root—both rich in Vitamin C to improve the appearance of skin.

If you’d like to learn more about keeping your skin feeling soft and youthful, contact our professional team at Organic Elements Spa for a consultation.  Our staff will recommend the perfect products for your specific skin type.  With the right product, everyone can have beautiful skin.