Acid Serum

Advanced Skin Care Formulations With Hyaluronic Acid For All Skin Types

SkinCeuticals hyaluronic acid serums are formulated to deliver long-lasting moisture to all skin types. One of the most efficient hydrating skin care ingredients, hyaluronic acid for skin is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, in turn delivering moisture to the skin without clogging pores. Ideal for daytime and nighttime use, these moisturizing skin care products and anti-aging serums smooth skin texture and plump the appearance of skin.


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Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid

Recognized as one of the most effective hydrating ingredients in a skincare routine, hyaluronic acid is essential in maintaining skin’s moisture levels. In addition to providing surface hydration, high levels of hyaluronic acid are correlated with an improved appearance in skin firmness, smoothness, and plumpness.

Hyaluronic Acid Explained

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant composed of disaccharide (sugar) chains found in every tissue of the human body. It is present in high concentrations within the skin and in the fluids around the eyes and joints. As the body’s natural hydrator, this hydrophilic (water-loving) molecule acts like a sponge to attract and retain 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it an excellent hydrating moisturizer when applied topically.

What does hyaluronic acid do?

Hyaluronic acid improves texture and plumps the appearance of skin. In the other parts of the body, it can reduce joint pain and other various symptoms often associated with aging. It is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body and is found in the largest amounts between skin cells, inside joints, within the eye sockets, and in other tissues where it can help retain collagen, increase moisture, and provide elasticity and flexibility.

What role does hyaluronic acid play in aging skin?

While hyaluronic acid is present throughout the body, 50% is concentrated within skin tissue, notably in the surface layers, where it attracts water, as well as the dermal layers, where it acts like a scaffold for essential proteins such as collagen and elastin. This molecule however has a short lifecycle in skin, with 30-50% degrading every 24 hours. With age, the skin experiences a gradual decline in hyaluronic acid levels. Production starts to decrease in the 20s and accelerates in the 40s. The combined decline and rapid natural degradation of hyaluronic acid contribute to signs of aging including dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, loss of firmness, and loss of facial fullness.

How does hyaluronic acid benefit my skin?

One of the hallmarks of aging skin is loss of moisture, resulting in decreased firmness, plumpness, and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is a fundamental molecule involved in maintaining skin’s moisture content due to its unique capability to attract and retain water. The benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin through topical application include long-lasting hydration, while helping skin look younger and feel smoother, firmer, and appear plumper.

Which hyaluronic acid product is best for my skin?

Hyaluronic acid is an ideal ingredient for all skin types. It is naturally found in skin and hydrates without sensitization or an oily feel. While all SkinCeuticals hyaluronic acid serums deliver long-lasting hydration, they are available in a variety of formulations that can also address specific skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, sensitivity, dehydrated skin, and imperfections. Look for a hyaluronic acid formula that addresses your specific skin concern.

What is the difference between topical and injectable hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, while a powerful hydrator for skin, is a very large molecule that even when delivered topically in fragmented form, is still too large to penetrate skin for a significant transformation of volume. When injected, these fillers both fill space and absorb water to temporarily restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles. Popular areas of the face for hyaluronic acid injections, also known as dermal fillers, include nasolabial folds (parentheses around the mouth or laugh lines), marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin), the jawline, lips, cheeks, or under the eyes. While the results of hyaluronic acid injections are immediate and can last between 3 to 12 months, hyaluronic acid is naturally absorbed by the body. As a result, repeat injections are required to maintain results. To find a certified professional for hyaluronic acid injections, visit the SkinCeuticals skincare professional locator.

Topical application of hyaluronic acid formulas are a cornerstone for an effective at-home skincare routine. They increase surface hydration and based on the product formulation can result in softer, smoother skin texture and an improved appearance in plumpness and firmness, making them an idea complement to in-office hyaluronic acid injections.

Why is hyaluronic acid a popular ingredient for injections (dermal fillers)?

As hyaluronic acid is already a natural component of the skin, this type of injection or dermal filler used reduce wrinkles and increase volume in the skin is typically well-tolerated, with little to no side effects. Additionally, if the effects of the filler are undesirable, they can easily be reversed through a professional injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which helps dissolve hyaluronic acid. This is not the case for other types of fillers such as poly-L-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite injections. Visit a professional to learn more, to find a professional near you visit the SkinCeuticals skincare professional locator.

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