Hyaluronic acid has been growing in popularity for some time now. But why is this so? For example, many of us sometimes suffer from dry skin, especially during the cold winter months. Hyaluronic acid offers a possible solution here.
Hyaluronic acid has earned a good reputation as a powerful moisturizing ingredient. Emerging scientific evidence seems to confirm this. Science has long known that hyaluronic acid in the skin helps maintain a youthful appearance. However, it has recently been discovered that its application can improve the appearance of the skin.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that we already have in our skin. It is essential for maintaining a youthful appearance of the skin. The molecule can hold more than 1000 times its weight in water. So it's no wonder hyaluronic acid has gained so much respect as an excellent way to improve hydration.
We know that the term "acidic" puts people off. However, Hyaluronic Acid is a gentle acid, with a pH between 5.0 and 8.0, which supplements the skin's natural pH. This normally fluctuates between 4.5 and 6.2.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is associated with many health and wellness benefits, including:
- Reduces the visibility of wrinkles
Recent studies have shown that those who regularly use hyaluronic acid have up to 40% less wrinkles.
- Preserves the firmness of the skin
Topically applied hyaluronic acid appears to improve skin firmness by 55%. When hyaluronic acid is injected as a filler, it can help the skin maintain a firm and youthful appearance.
- Increases hydration
Hyaluronic acid has been shown to increase skin moisture by 96% for a minimum of two weeks.
Pharmacist Dirk Christiaen
Founder of Metis Supplements