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What’s the Hype about Hyaluronic Acid?

Skin care products containing hyaluronic acid are all the rage lately but what exactly is hyaluronic acid and how does it benefit our skin?

Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant found naturally in the dermis of the skin. Humectants are substances that attract moisture to the skin, softening the surface and can diminish lines caused by dryness. Hyaluronic acid also assists with skin cell metabolism and growth. This makes it an ideal ingredient in skin care products for those with dry skin or those who would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid in skin care and makeup products is typical synthetically produced. In fact, hyaluronic acid in cosmetic formulations initially was derived from roosters’ combs.

Today the natural production of hyaluronic acid can be induced with LED or light-emitting Diode, therapy. Red LED therapy increases cellular processes and boosts the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. It is important to consultant with a license esthetician or dermatologist before undergoing LED therapy.

If you are dealing with dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles, or just could use an extra boost of moisture after skin trauma such as a sunburn, then consider adding products containing hyaluronic acid to your skin care regimen.

See Related: Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic Acid

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