With so many products now offering some sort of Hyaluronic Acid it is important to know what to look for as they are not all created equally and there are some key factors involved when choosing the right formula.
Hyaluronic Acid is a vital component (key to cartilage, hyaluronan joint lubricating liquid and skin). It plays a key role in our epidermis, serving as an vital part of the extra-cellular matrix of the basal kertinocytes. It also assists in the passage of nutrients throughout the skin, plays an important role in skin healing particularly after UV damage, hydration and free-radical scavenging. It’s key skincare attribute is that it can hold over 1,000 times it’s weight in water, making it an excellent hydrator and able to plump out fine lines. Hyaluronic Acid found in cartilage increases in production as we age, but the molecular size reduces. Hyaluronic Acid found in our skin decreases in production as we age.
When shopping for a product you will want to look for a "low molecular weight" or ideally a "nano particle" Hyaluronic Acid to ensure that the treatment is absorbed deeply into the dermal layers. There have been countless studies that have proven the low weight Hyaluronic Acid can drastically correct wrinkles and sagging skin. (click to read more here)
Hyaluronic Acid also needs to be the main ingredient... anything less is simply not considered the correct concentration and just will not be effective so just take a peek at the ingredient list ( The FDA mandates every skin care product disclose exactly what is in it.)
Here at The Skin Science our products have always been formulated with low weight, nano particle Hyaluronic Acid since we opened our doors 10 years ago. Active Cell Repair and Smoothing Serum have become legends in the industry because they actually do exactly what they are supposed to do and have defined the reasons that properly formulated Hyaluronic Acid really does work when topically applied.