If you haven’t heard of Hyaluronic Acid yet – you must’ve been living under a rock, ’cause this ingredient is everywhere. For those of you who aren’t familiar with what Hyaluronic Acid does, it’s basically the ultimate anti-ageing, skin-hydrating booster. Have I convinced you yet?
Tell Me More About Hyaluronic Acid:
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that plays a vital role in maintaining moisture levels. As we age, our skin’s ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid decreases, beginning in our twenties, and rapidly accelerating as we reach our forties.
This decreased production of HA in the skin contributes to signs of ageing, including decreased firmness, loss of volume and textural irregularities.
So What Should I Be Using?
I do want to point out that even if a product contains Hyaluronic Acid, it’s important to note that this ingredient has a large molecular size (look at me getting science-y again), so if it’s not modified, it’ll only penetrate the superficial layers of the skin.
I spoke to SkinCeuticals Global Education Director, Dr Elena Voskresenskaya, about the new SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier and what makes it different.
– H.A. Intensifier is proven to amplify skin’s Hyaluronic Acid levels by 30%
– Features an ingredient proven to help skin produce more of its’ own Hyaluronic Acid
– Also contains botanical extracts of licorice root & purple rice
– Delivers surface hydration & improves the overall appearance of the skin
– Increases firmness, smoothness & facial plumpness
– Delivers long-lasting hydration to visibly improve texture
– It has a unique, fast-absorbing & lightweight serum-gel formula
– Suitable for all skin types
Pro-xylane: is proven to help skin produce more of its’ own Hyaluronic Acid for improved firmness and volume.
Licorice root extract & purple rice extract: have been shown to extend the lifespan of HA molecules in skin, as well as prolonging the anti-ageing effect of pro-xylane.
Hyaluronic Acid (regular + encapsulated): provides both immediate and prolonged hydration to improve skin’s texture.
What’s Everyone Saying?
★★★★★ Really hydrating – Kim
“This stuff is awesome. I will most definitely be repurchasing. In a few days of use this had made a huge difference in my dry, dull skin. I love it!”
★★★★★ Love! – Wendy
“This left my face feeling firm after about two uses. After reading the reviews, I started using it as a primer before applying my foundation and it works GREAT.”
★★★★★ Super soft skin – Ayana
“I love how soft my skin felt after using this product for a couple of days. I have really sensitive skin and I love how lightweight the product feels on my skin but it still feels moisturised. My skin has been glowing since using it and I love it.”
★★★★★ Glowy – Karen
“This product works so well – I can tell the difference when I wake up after applying this! It leave my skin feeling smooth and glowy. It appears to leave my skin feeling firmer as well.”