Often considered the holy grail of humectants, hyaluronic acid is the key to plump, hydrated and youthful-looking skin. Read on to discover the benefits of hyaluronic acid and how to incorporate this wonder ingredient into your skincare routine.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is part of a complex of naturally occurring chemistry that fills in the spaces between the skin’s essential support structures, keeping your moisture barrier strong. This leaves your skin looking smooth, soft and plump.
What does hyaluronic acid do?
With age, skin naturally produces less hyaluronic acid and loses its ability to retain water, potentially causing dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Topically applying the ingredient keeps skin looking plump and feeling youthful.
The benefits of hyaluronic acid
The benefits of hyaluronic acid include:
Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, helping to prevent moisture loss and keep skin hydrated.
Hydrating the skin
When applied topically, hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture from its surroundings and works to drive that moisture into skin cells to lock in hydration.
Supporting the skin barrier
Environmental factors including indoor heating and pollution can damage the skin barrier, causing skin to look dry and rough. Hyaluronic acid fills in the spaces between the skin’s essential support structures, keeping your moisture barrier strong.
How to use hyaluronic acid
Found in concentrates, serums, moisturisers, and night creams, hyaluronic acid can be applied twice a day as part of a morning and night-time skincare routine.
It’s lightweight and fast-absorbing, making it suitable for all skin types. However, those with sensitive skin should do a patch test before use.
Hyaluronic acid skincare
To enjoy the benefits of hyaluronic acid, here are some of our products that contain this powerhouse ingredient.
Powered by pure hyaluronic acid and our HydraDrench Complex, No7 HydraLuminous Water Concentrate provides an instant burst of moisture, while an antioxidant blend of Mulberry and Vitamins C and E helps to shield the skin.
Every morning and evening, smooth 1-2 drops of the concentrate onto a clean face and neck before applying serum. Skin will feel hydrated and refreshed.