Hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant produced by your body that is excellent at retaining moisture. It helps to lubricate joints, make skin flexible, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and heal wounds by drawing nutrient-rich moisture to the area. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid for the skin helps draw water from the air around you and below your skin to hydrate the superficial tissue, helping to restore moisture that has been lost as natural hyaluronic acid levels decrease through the aging process and other environmental factors. Properly hydrated skin reduces wrinkles, fine lines, acne, and soothes sensitive skin.
While some exfoliating acids, like glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid, may cause a burning sensation when applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid is known to feel gentler on the skin.
More benefits of hyaluronic acid in skincare:
- Improves skin hydration.
- Helps skin feel smooth and supple.
- Increases the skin's flexibility and durability.
- Supports healthy cell function.