At The Well Store, we know the world of natural health and beauty is full of words that baffle rather than brighten your daily regime. But have no fear. We’re here to help by unlocking the wonder behind these terms and uncovering the secrets of achieving the best and brightest you. One of the ingredients you’ll be hearing much more of in the coming years is ‘hyaluronic acid’. Say what? Yep. Hyaluronic – pronounced: ‘hi-ya-loo-ronic’.
Without a doubt, hyaluronic acid is a miracle ingredient. It has amazing properties, not the least of which is its herculean ability to hold water (it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!). And guess what? Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in human skin! In its natural state, it keeps skin refreshed and promotes tissue repair and skin renewal.
But modern-day science has managed to replicate this wonder ingredient outside the human body and it’s now included in a range of beauty products, including moisturisers and serums. So how does applying more hyaluronic acid help our skin? As our skin ages, its ability to retain water diminishes and as a result becomes dry, loses firmness and develops fine wrinkles. So adding more hyaluronic acid just boosts the skin’s ability to retain moisture, leaving it smoother, plumper and more even toned. We don’t mind a few smile lines, right – they’re evidence of a life well lived! – but if we can smooth and firm a little and maintain some elasticity, why not?
On top of its hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid also features antioxidants that protect the skin from harsh environmental damage and sun exposure. And what’s great about this ingredient is that given it’s a naturally occurring substance in the body, to date there have been no evidenced negative side effects when it’s applied to the skin.
Products that contain this ingredient can benefit many skin types, from mature skin that’s dry and in need of an anti-ageing boost, to oily and combination skins that need balance. Sensitive skin can also cope with hyaluronic acid as its calming, moisturising properties do wonders for blemishes and irritated areas. Keen to give hyaluronic acid a go? Then check out my below hot recommendations that are packed with the good stuff !
This ultra-hydrating cream delivers a radiant and visibly plump glow that’s ideal for skin that’s dry, lacking lustre, prone to fine lines and dehydration and also mature skin. Formulated with argan oil and hyaluronic acid, this exquisite cream maintains hydration and moisture levels while also reducing visible signs of ageing. The soothing powers of aloe vera leaf juice and acai pulp oil help promote a healthy, fresh and radiant complexion.
Take your hyaluronic journey a step further by applying La Mav’s Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum. Perfect for mature and dry skin, this serum creates a powerful barrier to lock in moisture and create a luminous complexion. Formulated with the magical hyaluronic acid and argania spinosa extract for a visible skin transformation, your skin texture will appear plumper and firmer. And tocopherols found in vitamin E and green tea extract protect the skin from free radicals delivering long-lasting anti-ageing benefits. Just divine!
If you are looking for Hyaluronic Acid in a cleanser form, then look no further the Ecocert organic MADARA Micellar Water is perfect. Suitable as a make-up remover all-in-one, no-rinse cleanser. It gently and effectively removes make up and impurities while also balancing and hydrating skin. Ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and peony provide moisturising, hydrating, plumping and soothing qualities, catering to all skin types.
Let’s not forget about the eyes! Hyaluronic Acid infused in this MADARA Eye Contour Cream is a no brainer, this concentrated, easily absorbed cream helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Dermatologically tested this cream has been formulated with organic ingredients from the gorgeous green hills of the Northern Baltic Region; peony, horse chestnut, Shea butter are included for their anti-ageing and moisturising properties. The Eye Contour Cream will leave skin smoother, firmer, and more hydrated. This is suitable for all skin types.
Its safe to say that these days the consumer is finally cottoning on to the benefits of potent natural ingredients! We are spoilt for choice when it comes to products being formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, formulators are stepping up. For the full range of Hyaluronic Acid infused products that The Well Store stock click here