Skin Care

Anti-Ageing Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid For Hydration

Whether you are a skincare beginner or have an arsenal full of the best anti-ageing active ingredients, hyaluronic acid is one ingredient that you must have definitely come across. But what exactly is this star ingredient? And how does hyaluronic acid work? Read on to learn more about the different benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin and some of the best hyaluronic acid skincare products for all skin types.

• What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that is naturally found in your body. Known to hold up to 1000x its weight in water, hyaluronic acid helps your body retain its moisture levels. This keeps your skin feeling hydrated and plump. Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the dermis and hydrates our skin to keep it youthful and glowing for longer. Apart from skin hydration, hyaluronic acid also keeps your joints and tissues well lubricated. Hyaluronic acid not only retains the moisture in your skin but also prevents the moisture from evaporating. Hyaluronic acid is also a very powerful humectant, meaning it a compound that attracts and binds water. This, in turn, helps hydrate the skin by drawing water from the deeper epidermis and dermis layers of the skin or by absorbing water from the air if the humidity is high.

As you grow older, the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid levels in the skin start to deplete. This is one of the reasons why your skin starts feeling duller, drier, and less firm as you age. Hyaluronic acid skincare products, capsules, and fillers are some ways in which you can boost your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels when you are older. But before you start stocking up your bathroom shelf with the different types of hyaluronic acid skincare products, read on to know more about some of the best benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin.

• What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin?
o Hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin – Like we already mentioned before, probably the number one benefit of hyaluronic acid is hydration! Hyaluronic acid boosts your skin’s moisture retention and makes it appear youthful, glowy, and naturally radiant. Keeping your skin hydrated and plump is also an easy way to keep the signs of ageing at bay.
o Hyaluronic acid fights fine lines and wrinkles – By retaining moisture in the skin, the hyaluronic acid keeps your skin feeling plump and tight, thus reducing the appearance and depth of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is often used in anti-ageing skincare products to address visible wrinkles and improve your skin’s elasticity.
o Hyaluronic acid helps brighten dull skin – Skin that is dry and dehydrated often appears tired and textured. Skin that has a lot of irregularities and texture does not reflect light uniformly, making it look dull and lacklustre. By plumping your skin with water, hyaluronic acid acts like a dull and ageing skin treatment that smoothens the skin’s surface. This brightens your skin’s appearance and makes it look more radiant.

• How to add hyaluronic acid to your daily routine?
Now that you know how hyaluronic acid works, it is time to find a way to work this powerhouse active ingredient into your daily routine. You have all heard of hyaluronic acid being injected as a filler, but if you do not want to get fillers and injections just yet, here are some of the best skincare products you can use to introduce hyaluronic acid into your daily skincare regime without breaking your bank.

1. Hyaluronic acid day cream
Probably the most common way of adding hyaluronic acid to your daily routine is by using a day cream or face moisturizer that is enriched with this hydrating active ingredient. The Revitalift Filler Anti-Ageing Day Cream by L’Oréal Paris is a great way to intensely restore your skin’s plumpiness, fill up fine lines and wrinkles, moisturize your skin, and visibly improve the skin’s radiance for a youthful look. Infused with hyaluronic acid, this Filler Anti-Ageing Day Cream increases absorption, reduces wrinkles, and re-firms the skin to improve skin volume and elasticity for a smoother and younger look.

2. Hyaluronic acid sunscreen
Sneak in some hyaluronic acid while also shielding your skin from the sun with the L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence sunscreen. With 12 hours of UVA and UVB protection, this SPF 50 sunscreen is also infused with Vitamin E to repair the skin and fight against free radicals. The lightweight gel sunscreen is enriched with hyaluronic acid that hydrates the skin and enhances your skin’s natural radiance. The broad spectrum sunscreen also protects your skin from UV induces darkening, dark spots, and premature ageing.

3. Hyaluronic acid sheet mask
Sheet masks are a great way to not only give your skin an intense and instant boost of concentrated active ingredients but also unwind and relax at the end of a long and tiring day. Use the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Sheet Mask to hydrate your skin and transform it to smooth, radiant, and glowing in just 15 minutes. The brightening actives in the sheet mask also accelerate skin renewal, refine skin texture, and minimize pores to reveal bright and clear skin.

4. Hyaluronic acid Serum
By hydrating your skin, hyaluronic acid help not only makes your skin look soft and plump, it also helps your cells to regenerate and restore their hydrolipidic balance. Skin that lacks water can look blotchy and feel tight or itchy. Hyaluronic acid serum, L'Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum like the leaves it feeling comfortable and supple. Sadly, with age your natural hyaluronic acid levels drop and your skin becomes drier, duller, and more fragile. This is where skincare products containing hyaluronic acid come into play, as you need to replenish your stocks for your skin to look gorgeously plump. Use the skincare products mentioned above and give this anti-ageing powerhouse a permanent spot on your bathroom shelves!