Q. I hear a lot about hyaluronic acid for skin care. What exactly is it? How does it work?
Dr. Linda Miles D. O. M. responds:
Hyaluronic acid is a remarkable, multi-benefit ingredient in skin care, so it’s no wonder you are hearing a lot about it. With magazines, TV shows, even Dr. Oz touting hyaluronic acid, it really has become a must-have in skin care products for those who want rich, superior moisture as well as anti-aging benefits.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that binds to water to lubricate and hydrate tissue. HA is present in the skin. Collagen, elastin and HA all form the scaffolding of the skin, providing a healthy structure, texture and tone.
As we age, our bodies stop producing this vital element which is why you may notice your skin getting drier. In turn, this can also accentuate the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and a rough, dull complexion.
When applied topically, HA (nicknamed “the moisture magnet”) has the amazing ability to attract and bind water molecules to skin. This action helps visibly plump skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps keep collagen hydrated thereby improving skin tone and texture while encouraging incredibly soft, smooth, healthy skin.
A great introduction to HA, Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid by award-winning derma e ® is a versatile product that can be used on any skin type and is easily incorporated into any skin care routine. Seen on The TODAY Show, and in Allure and Good Housekeeping magazines, this intensive treatment serum helps visibly plump skin to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
This formula also contains antioxidant vitamin C, skin-soothing allantoin and revitalizing panthenol to replenish essential nutrients helping to leave skin softer, smoother and younger-looking. It should be applied twice a day underneath your day and night crÃ¨mes, or used alone if you have more oily skin.
If you are ready to dive-in to an entire Hyaluronic Acid skin care routine, derma e ® also offers a cleanser, day creme, night creme, eye creme and lip creme as well as an ultra-moisturizing mist and mask. These advanced products also boast nature’s most beneficial botanicals plus skin-nourishing vitamins to bring back your skin’s healthy, youthful glow.
So, if you are searching for unparalleled moisturizing capabilities while diminishing the signs of aging and encouraging healthy skin tone and texture, choose Hyaluronic Acid. Experience for yourself why this remarkable moisture magnet is all the rage.
Dr. Linda Miles L. Ac., D.O.M., is Vice President of derma e ® Natural Bodycare. Read beauty q & a with derma e for great tips on natural beauty and skincare.