If you're not dropping acid for the sake of soft, plump, deeply hydrated skin, you should be.
Yup, that's right, if your skin is looking dry and flaky, you should consider adding hyaluronic acid into your skincare regimen.
Unlike other acids like lactic or glycolic which help exfoliate the skin, hyaluronic acid helps to soften and condition your skin.
What is heck is hyaluronic acid? And is it vegan?
Hyaluronic acid is a clear viscous substance which is naturally produced by our bodies but becomes less abundant over time.
This sugary molecule is fantastic at absorbing and retaining water and helps keep our eyes and joints well-lubricated and can also be found in our skin.
It is considered a humectant (an ingredient that draws in moisture from the environment to hydrate your skin) and can hold 1,000 times its weight in water.
It’s no surprise then that this is such a popular skincare ingredient. Along with it’s powerful moisturizing ability, hyaluronic acid is also calming and non-irritating.
Since it’s already a naturally occurring molecule in the body this diminishes the risk of an allergic reaction on the most sensitive of skin types.
It is most commonly found in cleansers, serums and moisturizers designed for those with sensitive or dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid can also help heal wounds and burns as well.
While conventional hyaluronic acid typically comes from rooster combs or created synthetically in a lab, we use a vegan version in our Fullmoon Serum which comes actually comes from senna. Using clinically proven superfood botanical actives are not only cruelty-free and more sustainable, their efficacy is well documented in being just as beneficial in treating your skin.
Benefits of using hyaluronic acid
Using this ingredient regularly can help you maintain a youthful complexion. Its ability to draw in moisture determines how plump and bright our complexion looks so it’s good to have a product in your skincare regime with this as a hydrating ingredient. A lack of hyaluronic acid can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Trendy beauty ingredients come and go hyaluronic acid is here to stay! Honestly, what more would you want?