One of the best breakthroughs in skin care Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of the most important ingredients in the plethora of skin care serums or creams available on the market. HA was originally identified in the fluid in a cows eye if you can believe that, after that is was formulated from a roosters combs; these days its scientifically engineered to ensure its efficacy. HAs are used to plump and moisturize and it really works, but it also has many other qualities to help the skin stay looking beautiful.
HA is a clear sugary substance that is capable of holding 6 liters of water in just 1 gram of product! HA is produced in the body naturally and is in the extra cellular matrix of our skin, which simply put is the protective moisture barrier in our skin. HA is also present in the joints as a protective cushion. Another fun fact about HA is that helps to sustain the shape of our eyeballs. HA helps us to maintain our collagen which is what helps our skin maintain its elasticity and flexibility, which means to us, look young.
HA works like a magnet for moisture. HA is able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. My clients who use the HA products that we offer say their skin is dewier, under eye fine lines are diminished, and their skin texture is smoother. Many of these clients also go to the Medical Spa to get injectable HA such as Restylane , or Juvederm. Since HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body it is compatible with every skin type and even the most irritated skin.