What is Hyaluronic Acid?
While it sounds like something that you might find in your high school science lab, Hyaluronic Acid is actually a completely natural polysaccharide which can be found all throughout your body.
A gel-like substance, it performs a variety of functions in the body including hydration and lubricating your joints and eyes. More than half the Hyaluronic Acid found in your body is in your skin, where it helps to retain moisture; it is what gives your skin that plump and hydrated look.
It is also a humectant, which means it draws in and binds moisture. In fact, Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1000x its own weight in water.
Heard of dermal fillers? Hyaluronic Acid is the main ingredient of most of these.
The age factor
Thanks to both extrinsic and intrinsic ageing, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid in our skin gradually begins to decline over time. Seeing as it’s the major component of your skin’s structure which is responsible for plumpness, it is this loss of Hyaluronic Acid which causes the lines, wrinkles and rough texture which make their debut on our skin once we get a few years under our belts.
So, we just need to put it back in, right? While it sounds easy, there’s more to it than that.
What does your Hyaluronic Acid weigh?
No, we’re not talking about the physical weight of the jar; we’re talking about its molecular weight!
Did you know most forms of Hyaluronic Acid are molecularly too large to go past the outer layer of your skin? What this means is that many Hyaluronic Acids will never make it into your skin’s structure to help re-plump and revitalise it and will instead simply sit on the outside of your skin. That’s why you might have seen reviews stating that a Hyaluronic Acid product left their skin feeling ‘tacky’ or ‘sticky’.
While moisture on the outside of your skin certainly has some benefits, it’s not necessarily the benefits you might have been hoping for.
That’s why we created our new Hyaluronic 8 serum with eight different hydrating ingredients, including multi-weighted forms of Hyaluronic Acid. Not only can these penetrate into the very deepest layers of your skin and build a sustainable moisture reservoir to keep your skin hydrated and plump, but it also includes an ingredient which helps to boost your skin’s production of its own Hyaluronic Acid by some 211%. It also won’t feel sticky or tacky on your skin like other formulations which only feature heavier weighted Hyaluronic Acid.
The benefits don’t end there though.
A dermal filler, but not as you know it
Of all the amazing ingredients this ground-breaking formulation contains, probably the most exciting is PrimalHyal™ Ultrafiller. This unique, new generation form of Hyaluronic Acid has a flash filling effect, essentially working like a topical dermal filler. Due to its smaller molecular weight, it is clinically proven to be able to penetrate far deeper into the skin, whereby plumping from the inside out. It also offers protection to your skin’s natural collagen, fighting back against the factors which can cause it to degrade. We are sure you can understand why we are so excited to be the very first A-Beauty brand to work with this ingredient!
The pollution factor
Did you know the pollution we are all exposed to every day actually degrades both Hyaluronic Acid and collagen in your skin? This is because they can damage your skin’s natural barrier function, leading to trans epidermal water loss. The long and the short of it is you can put as much Hyaluronic Acid into your skin as you like, but unless you also add pollution protection, it will disappear just as quickly as you add it, making the whole exercise pointless. That’s why our Hyaluronic 8 formulation includes three different pollution protection ingredients which work in synergy to protect your skin against these modern day skin aggressors, and keep the Hyaluronic Acid it delivers to the deepest layers of your skin locked in where your skin needs it.
You can find out more about all the amazing ingredients in this formulation and the other benefits they provide here.
The water factor of your skincare wardrobe
We all know we need water to live; without it, we’ll die inside days. The way our bodies are wired means the water we ingest is prioritised for our internal organs and, you know, keeping us alive. Sadly the skin barely rates a mention. Skin dehydration occurs due to external influences, and similarly it is best addressed with an external solution. Thanks to its oil-free formulation, Hyaluronic 8 is ideal for hydrating almost any skin type.
This intense hydrating serum visibly firms, plumps and revitalises the complexion, working as a ground breaking topical alternative to dermal fillers.
Its eight multi-weighted ingredients synergistically provide instantaneous moisture to the surface of the skin, while simultaneously penetrating deep into the lower layers to build a sustainable moisture reservoir.
The result? Radiance and elasticity are restored even in the dullest, tired and most dehydrated of skins, while expression lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet are instantly flash filled and reduced.
Are you ready to experience the difference? Shop Hyaluronic 8 now!
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