Hyaluronic Acid, why you need it

So what is hyaluronic acid exactly?

You might have questioned this previously. Hyaluronic Acid is actually produced by our bodies to retain water within our joints, skin and much more. It helps plump and hydrate the skin and there tissues within our bodies. When applied topically, the result is—a more hydrated & youthful complexion.

Why is it so important?

Hyaluronic Acid acts as a magnet for moisture, drawing water into the skin to boost hydration levels. It holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water and has anti-aging benefits, leaving skin plumper, softer and smoother. Unfortunately as we age, we lose approximately 1% of our hyaluronic acid stores per year. This process begins after the age of 30. In addition, older skin also produces less Hyaluronic Acid, which leads to visible fine lines and volume loss that makes us look tired and older. Thankfully, by adding hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine, you can give your skin a boost of radiance and plumpness.

For those experiencing skin dehydration, this can be seen by all skin types (even oily). Dehydrated skin can feel tight or rough to the touch, looks dull or red and may even have unexplainable congestion issues. Using a humectant like hyaluronic acid within your moisturizer or serum can help alleviate these concerns by drawing much-needed water into the skin. 


When should you use Hyaluronic Acid?

This ingredient doesn't cause any irritation, so I recommend using it morning and night for best results. You can use it in a serum form or a cream form or both, any form works great for this ingredient and it will all provide you with results and a hydrated complexion.

Can it be used with other skincare ingredients?

Yes it can! It's]tolerated by any skin type, including the most—sensitive. Also oily or combination skin types love this ingredient as it is water based and not oily. You can layer hyaluronic acid with retinol or other acids, but be sure to let the products penetrate into your skin after each step. By using a hyaluronic acid serum or moisturizer on your skin first and layering a retinol (or other actives) over top, it can help prevent some irritation that may occur from the retinol or other active ingredients, specially if you are sensitive.

Where can I find this ingredient?

You can find this particular ingredient within Poet's Garden Alchemist DRENCH DAY TIME MOISTURIZER & also our RADIANT VIT. C SERUM. You have some options for texture, or you can even combine both products if you prefer!

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