Hyaluronic acid is naturally made in the body, so therefore naturally present in the skin, however as we age its production depletes. Its job is to attract and retain moisture. When applied to the skin it works by drawing water from the lower layers of the skin, up to the surface to give more hydrated, smoother, plumper, skin. Remember, the more water there is in your body and skin, the more chance it has to migrate towards the product on the surface, so keep drinking plenty of water to maximise the chances of the product working.
Always check the ingredient list on the product. A very small amount of hyaluronic acid will have little effect, but if it is near the top of the ingredient list, then a larger amount is present – this may come at more of a cost though.
Applying it topically is a great way to promote anti-aging, but we can also get hyaluronic acid from our diet and supplements too. It is naturally found in, citrus fruits, starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and artichokes, and leafy green vegetables.
Hyaluronic acid can be found in moisturisers, so should be used morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Or hyaluronic acids are stand-alone products, in which case they should be used underneath your normal moisturiser for maximum benefit.
My current favourites are –
The Super Facialist – Hyaluronic Acid Firming Super Lift day Cream
The Original – Hyaluronic Acid