I remember thinking at some point ‘what is hyaluronic acid’ because of all the hype around it and how the skincare community kept talking about what a good ingredient it is. First things first let’s figure out what exactly it is. Hyaluronic acid is actually a substance that’s naturally found in the human body. There’s half of it found in our skin (joints, eyes). It works in helping our skin retain moisture and preventing that moisture from disappearing. Hyaluronic acid (HA) decreases as we age, but we can add back to it by using products with the ingredient to bring back moisture and keep it looking healthy. So yes, you should absolutely be using it, you won’t regret it.
I’ve done my research and decided to invest in a product that has the ingredient. I really want to retain my skins moisture and make sure that I am adding on to it as supposed to taking back out of it. Watching the VOGUE Beauty Secrets featuring Kerry Washington’s guide to full proof eyeliner and a bold red lip, and she added her everyday skincare routine using Neutrogena products. I fell in love with just seeing the results as she was applying the product. I noticed the glow and how plump she instantly looked and immediately checked the description to find out what products she was using and actually found that they include hyaluronic acid and I just had to. Furthermore, I got the exact product she uses which is under budget the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel and honestly, WOW! It’s an amazing product and my skin looks and feels good. There’s so much that I’m learning about skincare, and I’m glad that I am able to learn about these products while in my 20s.
Below I put benefits of using hyaluronic acid and why you should be leaning towards products with it:
- Brings water into the upper layer of the skin, temporarily increasing plumpness and firmness.
- Hydrates skin and prevents surface dehydration which manifests as skin flakes, dull skin and exaggerated looking pores.
- Can support skin’s wound-healing abilities so that it bounces back faster from acne.
- Helps add glow to skin by increasing water level of skin and replenishing any lost by trans-epidermal water loss.
- Works wonders for EVERY skin type.
One of the best things about hyaluronic acid is it’s ability to be used with a wide variety of products. To really get all the hydrating benefits of this powerful ingredient, use it both morning and night.