Written by Maria Nichol
It’s the ingredient you’ve been seeing everywhere, but what is it, and why is it good for your skin? We’ve got the lowdown on hyaluronic acid: the secret to flawless, smooth, hydrated skin.
SO WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Already naturally occurring in the body, this miracle molecule attracts and holds onto moisture in skin cells, allowing it to feel hydrated and firm, as well as promoting skin cell renewal. As we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid dip which results in drier, more lined skin, so we need some outside help.
That’s where hyaluronic acid products like Dr Sebagh’s Serum Repair come in, as it not only hydrates our skin, but it also contains antioxidants which protect us from the surrounding environment too.
So, why should we be using products that contain hyaluronic acid?
ITS SUITABLE FOR ALL
Our skin is as unique as we are, and sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect product to benefit our skin. The best thing about hyaluronic acid? It’s suitable for all. It benefits dry, more mature skin in obvious ways, but it’s also great for oily and combination skin too. Oily and combination complexions still need moisture, after all.
ITS A POWERFUL HUMECTANT
Humectants retain and preserve moisture, and that’s why hyaluronic acid is a hero ingredient. It works hard to hydrate the surface of the skin, keeping you feeling fresh throughout the day.
IT CONTAINS ANTI-AGEING PROPERTIES
As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid present in our skin deplete, and that loss of moisture causes drier, rougher and more lined skin. Hyaluronic acid has restorative properties, helping the skin act like a sponge, applying instant hydration, as well as boosting moisture retention. Moisture retention, of course, makes for smoother, younger-looking skin.
IT INSTANTLY HYDRATES
A number of serums work over time to take effect, but the great thing about hyaluronic acid is that the results are instant. Hyaluronic acid is critical to maintaining skin hydration, so say hello to a soft, plump, pillow-y complexion that brings out your natural radiance.
IT CAN BE LAYERED WITH OTHER PRODUCTS
Hyaluronic acid is the ultimate flexible serum, easily tailored to your routine. Whether you’re looking for that hero product to use alone (we recommend Dr Sebagh’s Serum Repair) or thinking about slotting it into your routine, it’s super easy to work with.
If you’ve got a routine down, be sure to apply morning and evening after moisturiser, to lock in the hydration: this is especially the case if you live in drier climes. You can also use Dr Sebagh’s Serum Repair as a face mask: just apply a thin layer to the face and leave on for 10 minutes. Pamper time, sorted.