There tends to be confusion about the effects of Hyaluronic Acid.
Don't be scared by the word acid. Hyaluronic Acid is not an exfoliating acid like Glycolic Acid and it won't irritate your skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring humectant that draws moisture into the skin. We like to refer to Hyaluronic Acid as the ‘skin plumper’because by retaining moisture in the skin, it keeps it soft, plump, firm and dewy.
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the body, however as we age, we produce less of it which results in dryness and fine lines. As a result, we incorporate products containing hyaluronic acid into hydrating serums and moisturizers.
Natural Hyaluronic Acid is a polysaccharide produced in the skin, eyes and connective tissues of humans and other animals.
Synthetic Hyaluronic Acid is man-made in a lab. As the molecule is too large to pass through the epidermal level of the skin, a natural or animal-derived Hyaluronic Acid is injected into the deeper dermis level by a dermatologist. We’ve all heard of Juvéderm and Restylane, which contain Hyaluronic Acid.
Whole plant humectants mimic the effects of hyaluronic acid. They keep skin hydrates, soft and plump and support optimal skin health. This is why we love Laurel’s Elixir I and Laurel Elixir II.
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid is derived from Indian Senna Seed in Josh Rosebrook’s Vital Balm Cream, Advanced Hydration Mask, and Hydration Boost Concentrate.
Eminence’s Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum, Strawberry Rhubarb Masque, Firm Skin Cleanser, Firm Skin Moisturizer and Firm Skin Masque contain Botanical Hyaluronic Acid derived from the Marshmallow Plant (not to be confused with the fluffy white hot chocolate or campfire condiment 😂 ) for a soft, smooth and plump complexion.
Hyaluronic acid can be used daily in a serum, a moisturizer or mask. It can be used alone or layered with another product. Hyaluronic Acid is a great addition to your skin care regimen.