Hyaluronic what?

Posted by Colleen Simo on 19th Feb 2020


Ever wonder what that ingredient with the industrial sounding name is?  Hyaluronic Acid -- if you asked me about this ingredient not so long ago, I’d probably have told you it was an ingredient (acid) used for industrial cleaning, not something to intentionally put on your skin.

Well, I’ve now learned otherwise, and know that Hyaluronic Acid is a necessary component of healthy, youthful skin. Our skin – like so much of the body is made up of water. And Hyaluronic Acid, which is part of the intercellular composition of our skin, is key to the skins' ability to hold water. Water, the primary ingredient that gives youthful skin its resilience and pliability.

Hyaluronic Acid, as an added serum in skincare products, puts back what the aging process has diminished. This ingredient will assist your skin in maintaining water balance and aid in cell migration, metabolism, and growth. It is excellent for under-eyes where the skin begins to lose its elasticity first – and any other areas where the delicate skin of the face is showing its age.

Hyaluronic Acid is an anionic, non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan - - in simpler terms, It is a substance your body uses to keep your skin and connective tissue lubricated, strong, and healthy. As a key lubricant for your skin, it is typically found in quantities of approximately 10 to 20 grams, about half of which is stored inside your skin – roughly a third is turned over every day. The production slows as we age, hence the need to supplement skin.

Cosmetically, Hyaluronic Acid is used in two ways. This incredible ingredient is beneficial and is highly effective as a dermal filler; it is also a mainstay in anti-aging products due to its inherent ability to hold in moisture, so it is a go-to for face creams, masks, and serums.

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If you are seeking to get the benefits of this fantastic ingredient, you will appreciate the immediate changes in your skin – all for the better. At Therapia by Aroma we make several products that feature Hyaluronic Acid, our Day Cream with Hyaluronic AcidFacial Intense Hydration SerumCarrot EmulsionAstringent Cream with Rose, Lavender, and Vanilla essential oils and my favoritethe cleanser - Hyaluronic Face Wash with an amazing Lemon Petitgrain which is a sensory dream come true. Each of these products will enrich the skin by replacing some of what mother nature has begun to take away. The result is skin that is strong and capable of shielding your body’s organs from the outside world

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