July 24, 2022
Whether you've been using skincare for a long time or are just getting started, you've probably heard of Hyaluronic Acid. In fact, many beauty brands are incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into their products such as serums, sheet masks and moisturizers. But how well do you know about this highly raved ingredient? In this comprehensive guide, Dr. W!SH is here to share everything you need to know about Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar molecule found in our bodies that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, keeping our skin hydrated and plump. HA bonds to collagen and water molecules, trapping the acid in our skin and preventing it from evaporating into the air.
Like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid in our bodies declines as we age. You may be surprised but experts believe that our diet has a tremendous impact on the skin. Eating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables can help the skin retain hyaluronic acid by protecting it from inflammation.
The reason why it is the recent Star Ingredient lies in its wonderful ability to retain moisture. Lack of moisture is one of the main cause of aging skin, which is why Hyaluronic Acid is a must-have for rebuilding your skin’s moisture barrier. By increasing water content in the skin, hyaluronic acid can help plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Yes. It is safe and beneficial to use Hyaluronic Acid daily to keep your skin hydrated. Because Hyaluronic Acid is created naturally in our bodies, there are no known side effects. Also, Hyaluronic acid is generally for all skin types. If you do experience side effects from a product that contains HA, talk to your skin doctor as it could be due to another active or inactive ingredient.
If you have been scanning the ingredient list on your favorite Hyaluronic Acid products, but don’t see anything that says Hyaluronic Acid, don’t panic. Different products use different forms of Hyaluronic Acid, with Sodium Hyaluronate being one of the most popular (a salt form of Hyaluronic Acid). It's the same as Hyaluronic Acid, but with a lower molecular weight that allows it to penetrate skin more quickly. Other common types of HA ingredients are Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate.
Easily available in both online and physical stores, you can find Hyaluronic Acid in tons of skincare products. But leave-on products (like toners, essences, serums, and moisturizers) will give you the best hydrating results. For those with oily skin, water or gel-based product with HA is recommended, while oil-based product with HA is more suited for dry skin.
However, if you're using a HA serum on its own, you must layer it with a moisturizer and/or a facial oil (more on that below). As a general guideline, apply hyaluronic acid to clean, damp skin before sealing it in with a moisturizer and face oil. It must sit on the top layer of our skin to keep moisture in and prevent it from evaporating through our skin barrier. Plus, when you apply your hyaluronic acid to damp skin, you've given it a water source to draw moisture from.
Packed with not 1 but 2 star ingredients- Hyaluronic Acid and ß-GLUCAN, this ultra-fine microfiber sheet mask is specially formulated to hydrate, soothe and repair dry, irritated skin for the ultimate aftercare. Beta-glucan is a natural high-molecular-weight polyose with anti-aplerotic, anti-aging, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and analeptic effects. When paired together, Dr. W!SH’s Homecare H.A. Mask instantly boost your skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture for long-lasting hydration. Contains no alcohol, no parabens, no phthalates, no sulfates, Dr. W!SH’s Homecare H.A. Mask is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
You can now purchase it in a Box of 10pcs or if you are someone who supports the environment, this mask is also available in 12 pcs with No Box. For users who are new to our brand, you can also try out a single piece before buying more.
To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, you need to keep it hydrated. With the benefits that Hyaluronic Acid offers, it is really is a skin care ingredient that can work for anyone.
So, start incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into your skincare regimen today!
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