One of the most popular ingredients in skincare recently is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It’s so popular because of its amazing anti-aging properties and moisture retention properties.
Hyaluronic acid can only come from a few sources. The acid may be derived from 1) humans 2) animals or 3) bacteria and yeast. Humans naturally produce hyaluronic acid in our eyes, joints, and skin. In fact, about half of the hyaluronic acid we produce is hyaluronic acid of the skin. However, our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases as we age. Consequentially, as we grow older, we are losing the agent responsible for binding water molecules to the epidermis. The water content the outer skin layer and skin surface lipids are vital factors in our skin’s appearance. As your body loses this important hydrant, your skin will look older. By applying hyaluronic acid through creams and serums, it helps skin retain water and appear more youthful.