Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid is the 'chief component that maintains the elasticity in your skin structure, and is accountable for that hydrated skin'.
It can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water!
In other words, it acts as a humectant and draws water molecules onto the surface of your skin to retain its hydration and keep it plump, preventing the skin from sagging and showing early signs of aging.
What does Hyaluronic Acid do for your skin
The upper layer of the skin (the epidermis) takes the impact of environmental damage (pollution). As we age, the lipid barrier (fatty acids that trap in water and prevent irritants from entering the skin) in the epidermis slows down.
Everything from UV rays, to environmental pollution, lifestyle choices (like smoking etc) cause damage. This damage results in more fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and drier skin.
Hyaluronic Acid fortifies the skin’s natural barriers to help lock moisture and keep the skin hydrated. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell turnover results in smoother, plumper skin cells.
Topical application of Hyaluronic acid can help increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles making the skin appear firmer.
What makes Hyaluronic Acid a perfect winter Skincare Must Have
In winters, Hyaluronic Acid should be a must-have product in your daily skincare routine:
- Hyaluronic Acid keeps the skin hydrated by making sure that water doesn’t escape from the skin’s surface by slowing the rate at which the water evaporates.
- It helps draw and lock the moisture, providing the skin much needed hydration.
Use Hyaluronic Acid as the first step after cleansing, follow up layering with serum like Vitamin C, Niacinamide or light weight moisturizer to help boost hydration.
For best results wait for a minute or so to allow Hyaluronic Acid serum to get absorbed and then go ahead with applying other serums and moisturizers.
How to choose the right Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Not all topical Hyaluronic acid serums provide equal hydration.
The molecular size of Hyaluronic Acid determines the level of its delivery into the skin.
The smaller the molecule size, the deeper it penetrates the epidermis that provides hydration for longer duration as well as delivers other vital roles that Hyaluronic acid plays, such as anti-aging and healing.
Larger HA molecules stay on the skin’s surface providing instant hydration and making the skin supple. To get the best out of Hyaluronic acid serum, choose one that is formulated with both large and small molecules.
If you are looking for the a hyaluronic acid serum to add to your winter skincare regimen - Vya Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the product to choose.
Formulated with multi-molecular sodium hyaluronate it provides you both instant surface and deep hydration for reaping maximum benefits. This serum contains Sodium Hyaluronate (a salt of HA) with small and large hyaluronic acid molecules for multi-depth hydration. Vitamin C and Green Tea help address dullness and deliver multiple benefits.
What is the recommended age to start using hyaluronic acid serum
As the body produces sufficient hyaluronic acid in the younger years you do not need to apply it topically.
Both men or women above the age of 20 can use this product. As you get to your 20’s and 30’s, the body's ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid decreases; we recommend that at this stage you start with topical application of hyaluronic acid serum.
Hyaluronic Acid is a hydration booster that works well with all skin types, whether the skin is sensitive or prone to breakouts.
All Vya Naturals products are free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, formaldehyde releasers, phthalates, drying alcohols, premix bases or petroleum and many other potentially harmful chemicals.
Content of this website is not a substitution for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We do NOT replace any relationship that exists, or should exist, between you and a medical doctor or other healthcare professional. Results given in testimonials/reviews are from real people who have used Vya Naturals products, but identical or similar results are not guaranteed. Individual results may vary depending on skin type, sensitivity, lifestyle, age, skincare products combinations, skincare history, as well as how the products are applied and stored.