8 reasons to love hyaluronic acid!

Hyaluronic acid has not been a secret for a long time. Almost everyone has seen hyaluronic acid, “HA” or sodium hyaluronate on the back of numerous beauty formulas or heard about it in the context of aesthetic treatments. But what makes hyaluronic acid one of the most popular fillers in the field of aesthetic medicine? We clarify!

1. hyaluronic acid is suitable for every skin type

The name hyaluronic acid may sound harsh, but behind it is exactly the opposite. The carbohydrate is surprisingly gentle to the skin and therefore suitable for most skin types. Of course, there are always exceptions.

2. hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of skin cells.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and is an important component of skin, articular cartilage and other connective tissue. However, hyaluronic acid production in skin cells decreases during the aging process. The skin cells therefore need some help to maintain hyaluronic acid levels and to make the skin shine as young as it did in the 20s.

3. hyaluron can absorb large amounts of moisture into the skin

Hyaluronic acid is extremely hygroscopic, which means it attracts water from the environment, including moist air. Just 1 gram of hyaluronic acid has the water binding capacity of 6 liters! That’s about a ¼ teaspoon of the stuff that binds 3 two-liter soda bottles full of water. In our opinion, this is a benefit for beauty.

4. hyaluronic acid can plump up the skin cells.

With the ability to bind water, hyaluronic acid can plump up dehydrated skin cells. This moisture boost makes the skin look full and elastic, giving it that certain something.

5. hyaluronic acid helps soften fine lines and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid, as described earlier, has a water-binding superpower. Therefore, it is only logical that it helps with fine lines. It plumps up skin cells, including the cells surrounding the wrinkles. More cell plumping = fewer visible wrinkles.

7. HA can stop the appearance of skin aging.

One study examined the levels of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in the skin of people of different ages, and found that by age 60, there were no hyaluronic acid granules left. The researchers concluded that the age-related loss of hyaluronic acid in the skin can lead to some of the most common signs of aging, including lower water content, wrinkling and reduced elasticity. Giving some of the hyaluronic acid back to the skin cells can help prevent the signs of aging.

8. the effect of hyaluronic acid starts immediately after the first application

Since there is no “adjustment period” or build-up phase with HA, the hydrating and volumizing benefits are noticeable after the first application. To maximize the effect, hyaluron should be regularly supplied to the skin.