Article: Properties and benefits of hyaluronic acid
Properties and benefits of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid has become one of the most popular skin care trends. But it's not just a fad, it's been scientifically proven that hyaluronic acid is actually one of the best skincare ingredients. Do you want to know more about this wonderful ingredient and its main benefits?
How does hyaluronic acid work?
Hyaluronic acid is a highly studied cosmetic ingredient that works to maintain the skin's natural hydration and plumpness. It acts from several fronts, producing a synergistic action on the skin. In short, its actions are:
Types of hyaluronic acid
There are different types of hyaluronic acid. Its properties depend on the molecular size.
We can distinguish between low molecular weight (small) and high molecular weight (large) hyaluronic acid. Small hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper into the skin and reaches the deeper layers. On the contrary, large hyaluronic acid remains on the surface of the skin, forming a moisturizing and protective layer.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin
1 - It is a powerful moisturizer
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful moisturizer . Its molecules attract and retain water up to more than 1000 times their own weight . Which makes it one of the most powerful moisturizers out there. That is why it is also called "molecular sponge" .
In addition, its composition is compatible with the skin, so it is non-irritating and non-sensitizing and is suitable for all skin types.
2 - Natural component of our skin
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG). It is a substance naturally present in the skin that helps keep it plump, soft, elastic and young looking.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the deep layers of the skin and is a crucial component for skin hydration, tissue regeneration and wound healing.
3 - Your concentration decreases with age
Skin aging is directly related to moisture loss. As we age, our skin's ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases. This translates into dry skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin.
The sun also accelerates the loss of hyaluronic acid in the skin.
4 - Hyaluronic acid in creams works
It is not a claim, in reality the hyaluronic acid present in cosmetics works on the skin and that has been scientifically proven.
5 - Stimulates collagen synthesis
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid penetrates the deepest layers of the skin to improve its biomechanical properties. An in vitro study shows that hyaluronic acid stimulates type 1 collagen synthesis in the skin by 21%. The result: increases skin firmness.
6 - Reduces the depth of wrinkles
Creams containing low molecular weight hyaluronic acid have been shown in clinical studies to significantly reduce the depth of wrinkles.
7 - Reduces skin roughness
Placebo-controlled clinical studies showed that hyaluronic acid reduces skin roughness by 66%. In this sense, we recommend using Mádara's Infinity Mist Probiotic Essence .
8 - Protects from irritation
High molecular weight hyaluronic acid creates a protective film on the skin that prevents water evaporation from the skin without clogging pores. This film also acts to protect against external aggressors, thereby reducing skin irritation.
9 - Natural and vegan component
Hyaluronic acid is completely natural and vegan.
As you can see, this ingredient only has benefits for the skin. And it is highly recommended that you incorporate it into your daily beauty routines now.
In our online store you can find a multitude of cosmetics that contain hyaluronic acid. We recommend you take a look at our collection of cosmetics with hyaluronic acid .