Next on our list of best ingredients for anti-aging is hyaluronic acid, famous for its incredible hydrating power. As we know, one of the main reasons for premature fine lines and wrinkles is dehydrated skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan and is the main reason why your skin has structure; in other words, it’s responsible for that hydrated, plum look we all know and love.
Why do we love HA so much? Well, it has the power to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. HA is a humectant, which means it draws moisture from the atmosphere, delivering it to the surface of your face to keep it nice and dehydrated.
How hyaluronic acid can help you:
- Hydrate the skin
- Protects against moisture loss
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase skin elasticity
- Treat eczema
- Reduce redness
- Heal wounds
- Leaves the skin looking soft and supple
When to use hyaluronic acid:
HA can be used in a range of skincare products such as creams, serums, masks, and facial patches.
One of our favorite ways to use HA is inside microneedle facial patches. When used in this way, the ingredients don’t just sit on the skin, but they are allowed to soak just under the surface, making for a more effective treatment.
If you decide to go with a moisturizer containing HA, you can use this at the same time you would regularly moisturize in your routine. Ideally, this would be after applying serums, two times a day.