The Essence of hydration.
If you know your retinol from your glycolic, then you have undoubtedly heard of hyaluronic acid (HA). There is a reason why this ingredient is universally loved by dermatologists and aesthetic doctors: essentially, because it can be used in topical creams and injectables to help achieve bouncy, healthy-looking skin.
Hyaluronic acid is the skin’s natural moisturiser. The molecule has a unique capacity to retain water and bind it to the skin to keep it looking hydrated and plumped. Although our bodies make HA naturally, certain factors, including ageing, skin disorders and hormonal changes, can decrease its level. Even using too many products can affect our skin’s moisture barrier.
Some products can lead to irritation and inflammation if they are used incorrectly or too frequently. Those containing retinol or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) or beta hydroxy acids (BHA’s) can leave the skin feeling taut, tingly, flushed, or all of the above. Applying topical products rich in HA is one way to combat this.
Hyaluronic acid helps to repair the skin’s barrier when it has been harmed and is known not only to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but also enhances skin firmness and elasticity, as well as offering anti-inflammatory benefits.
HA can be used on all skin types. It also has the added benefit that it helps increase the absorption and delivery of other ingredients such as peptides, retinols and vitamin C – but be sure these products are well formulated. In other words, look to buying these products from a clinic rather than over the counter where you can trust the relevant ingredients are at the appropriate concentration to deliver the promised results.
All this is reason enough to warrant HA’s popularity within the beauty industry and why we attempt to educate each of our patients the need to include a product that is rich in HA into their daily skin regime.
We have an exciting new skin care product launching this month called Quench. A 4D replenishing serum, ultra-low molecular weight hyaluronic acid complex with ‘shapeshifting’ technology to work at a cellular level. This quadruple humectant formulation can increase hydration by 130%, it is 60 times more soluble than standard hyaluronic acid, it works immediately, provides 72 hours hydration and has an improved cumulative effect with long term use.
If You would like to find out more about Quench or if you are looking for advice on a new skin care regime we offer free skin consultations at our clinics.
Call 0151 625 8080 West Kirby or 0151 348 4878 Heswall to book yours are receive a free sample of any SDS Rejuvenate MediSpa skin care product.