The phrase sounds alarming. But it isn’t as scary as it sounds. Actually, it’s far from it. And it’s Korea’s most used beauty ingredient (in my opinion). It is also my top absolute favorite. But what is this two word phrase? And how is it beneficial to the skin? Let me start you off with a little background history on this ingredient.
Hyaluronic Acid is a safe Acid that is used for wound healing and protection of the skin and connective tissue. This is because it is produced naturally in the body to help lubricate Joints. It was first discovered and taken from the Comb of a Rooster & the eyes of Cows. However, it is now synthetically made to prevent a mass killing of Roosters and cows. So it’s pretty much Vegan Safe! *Always check your product safety anyway*
Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care is used for intensive hydration especially during the winter season. The best and authentic kind is as thick as lubricant or gel.
I first learned about Hyaluronic Acid when I started using Korean Skincare! This stuff was in everything! From Sheet Masks to Moisturizers to Makeup Removers & etc. And it didn’t really start becoming popular in the USA, over the counter, until recently. Don’t get me wrong, this stuff was always around but only accessible to professionals in the skincare industry and retailed at spas. So if you aren’t a spa goer, you probably hadn’t heard of it until now or they never took the time to talk to you about the importance of a good skincare (that includes what they are using on your face). *Steer clear of money hungry estheticians and dermatologists who aren’t there for the passion but for the business.*
When I learned about it in Esthetics school, I learned that Hyaluronic Acid is a water binding which helps promote hydration into skin that is lacking moisture. This is where the term “Dewy” comes into play. Everyone wants dewy skin! Plump skin! Glowing skin! Whatever you may call it, you can be sure to expect a healthier looking complexion from this ingredient. After all, hydrated skin prevents pre-mature aging and wrinkles.
So next time your skin is feeling dull, dry, cracked and/or dehydrated, try a bottle of Hyaluronic Acid every Morning and Night!
You won’t regret it and you can thank me later! 😉
Here’s my favorite:
Image Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler
Hydrated Skin Always Looks Younger!