Hyaluronic acid is something you have undoubtedly heard of but may be unsure what it is and why it’s a skincare essential. Despite its scary name, Hyaluronic Acid is a very mild ingredient that boosts moisture and is responsible for keeping skin plump, firm and young looking.
Not only does Hyaluronic Acid boost moisture levels in the skin, it also helps with skin tissue repair, reinforces collagen and elastin and acts as a barrier to external stressors such as free radicals, those nasty organisms that age our skin and bodies by creating oxidative stress.
We are all born with copious amounts of this polysaccharide (HA) but our internal supply of this natural beauty agent diminishes as we age which is why replenishing our skin’s supply is imperative if younger-looking skin is what we’re after.
There are two main methods that can be used to introduce Hyaluronic Acid to our aging skin. The first is to use it in the form of an injectable filler. Injecting HA into the dermis helps temporarily plump the skin which creates wrinkle reduction. While this treatment can yield impressive results, albeit temporary, it can also come with some less desirable side effects such as redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. You may also develop little bumps below the skin’s surface. The other downsides are the discomfort felt during injection and the cost that this treatment can set you back ― anywhere from $250 to $750.
The other effective yet less invasive and less costly way to introduce HA back into your skin is by using a topical moisturizer that will plump up your skin’s tissue and increase suppleness. The effects of a good moisturizer that contains Hyaluronic Acid can start to be apparent as soon as it is applied to the skin. Skin should feel suppler and look smoother within a short time period. Look for a cream that has Hyaluronic Acid listed as one of its primary ingredients. Hébella Rejuvenating Face Cream is a good choice as it is chock-full of this age-defying compound.