Hyaluronic acid: what is it?

It is one of the most well-known and sought-after anti-aging actives in the world of beauty, it has become an almost cult ingredient, but what is hyaluronic acid and what is it used for?

We tell you everything you need to know (and haven’t yet been told) about this super-ingredient.

Benefits of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide naturally present in our joints, cartilage and skin. Depending on the area where it is found, it has different functions:

✔️ In joints it helps to prevent painful friction.

✔️ In the cartilages it works as a restorative.

✔️ In the skin it acts as a moisturizing and supporting agent to keep it looking young.

Thanks to its great capacity to attract and retain water molecules, hyaluronic acid is a key component for the proper functioning of the skin and many of our tissues. It rose to fame when it began to be used as an ingredient in cosmetic treatments and dermal fillers because of its extraordinary anti-aging properties.

How effective is it?

Well, very! In addition to deeply moisturizing, the properties of hyaluronic acid help repair the skin and fight the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Remember that as we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, causing the skin to lose hydration, elasticity and firmness over time. In this sense, the topical application of hyaluronic acid can help prevent this, restoring hydration to the skin and increasing its regenerative capacity.

How to use hyaluronic acid

How to use hyaluronic acid?

You already know what hyaluronic acid is used for. Find out how you can use it in your daily life and which products to choose to test its benefits.

Hyaluronic acid to moisturize facial skin and help prevent wrinkles

The truth is that it is often used in many formulations, but one of the best-known cosmetic products with this ingredient are facial serums with hyaluronic acid, such as Hyaluronic Concentrate. This serum, with pure hyaluronic acid* of medium and low molecular weight, provides superficial and deep hydration to the skin and helps prevent early wrinkles and fine lines.

Include it as the third step of your cosmetic routine, after cleansing and eye contouring, both in the morning and at night. Its aqua-gel texture is very light, fresh and pleasant to apply, with a soft and velvety finish – the sensation is incredible!

Hyaluronic Moisture

But hyaluronic acid is not only found in serums, but also in creams with hyaluronic acid such as Hyaluronic Moisture, the new daily moisturizing range.

Hyaluronic Moisture contains pure hyaluronic acid and a complex of ingredients that deeply hydrate the skin, reduce the signs of aging and create a double anti-pollution barrier. Within the range, you can choose the cream that best suits your skin type:

  • Hyaluronic Moisture Normal to Dry is specially designed for normal to dry skin. It stands out for its antioxidant and anti-pollution properties thanks to its Camellia japonica content.
  • Hyaluronic Moisture Sensitive is formulated to help soothe sensitive and redness-prone skin thanks to its niacinamide content.
  • Hyaluronic Moisture Oily and Combination Skin, designed for combination or oily skin. Reduces the appearance of pores and regulates oil production due to its Lens esculenta content.

Hyaluronic Acid to strengthen and repair brittle nails

There are many factors such as stress, continuous use of nail polish or diets, which can influence the condition of your nails, making them more fragile or delicate. Did you know that hyaluronic acid also moisturizes nails and can be a great solution to strengthen your brittle nails?

Cationic hyaluronic acid is absorbed 17 times better than regular hyaluronic acid. That’s why applying nail care products containing cationic hyaluronic acid can help you repair your nails and visibly improve their appearance:

✔️ Deeply moisturizes nails and cuticles, improving their appearance and restoring their natural look.

✔️ Increases their flexibility and reduces the risk of breakage.

✔️ In combination with other active ingredients such as keratin and silicon, it helps to make nails stronger and more resistant.

Apply the nail strengthener every night to clean, dry, unpolished nails – get ready to see your nails more hydrated, flexible and healthy in just 14 days¹!

Doubts about hyaluronic acid?

Whether you’ve decided to incorporate this wonderful ingredient into your routine or you’re already familiar with it but have some doubts, we’ve selected the 3 most frequently asked questions from users and answer them before we say goodbye:

Is hyaluronic acid a serum, a moisturizer, or what is it?

As we mentioned at the beginning of the blog, hyaluronic acid is simply an ingredient and, therefore, you can find it in creams, serums or treatments. The choice is yours!

How many times a day should you apply hyaluronic acid?

There is no exact amount, other than “how many times a day should you apply it?” The phrase would be: “use it according to the product’s indications”. Application in relation to creams, serums and treatments varies from person to person.

Can I combine hyaluronic acid with other products?

Yes, hyaluronic acid can be combined with other products in your skin care routine. However, we recommend that you pay special attention to the ingredients of the other products and consult a dermatologist about combining them.

It moisturizes, prevents wrinkles, provides radiance… this active ingredient has earned a place in the top of the most demanded cosmetic ingredients. Now that you know what it is used for and everything you can achieve thanks to hyaluronic acid, what are you waiting for to check it out?

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