Prozac for my skin
_Hyaluronic acid (HA)
Molecule that is naturally found in our skin and helps keep it hydrated. HA carries 1000* of its weight in water and preserves skin’s fortification, rendering it more youthful.
….Imagine, for a moment, a dehydrated prune, tired and rotted. It’s sort of what skin would look like without it’s Hyaluronic acid... no elasticity, sunken wrinkles, a lifeless complexion... I want skin that is plump, engorged even, full of water, full of HA.
Why is HA so important for my skin ?
Starting in your mid-20’s HA levels start to diminish. Even if this doesn’t pertain to you specifically, there’s always « prevention » ah ah. Therefore you can’t ever have enough HA but before purchasing, @lostinskination advises that you pay attention to 2 key factors: molecular weight and SH vs. HA.
Molecular weight... what’s that?
HA comes in different weights... The smaller the molecular weight, the deeper it penetrates the skin.
- The larger the molecular weight, the more it sits on the skin’s surface.
- By extension, a more mid-weight penetrates the epidermis.
- HA with the lowest molecular weight penetrates so deeply the skin that it stimulates the production of new hyaluronic acid molecules.
What about SH vs. HA ?
When you’re buying HA products, it’s possible that SH, or Sodium Hyaluronate is listed as an ingredient. This is a chemical derivative of HA, which is less expensive but also more easily absorbed. It’s great when a product has both. The truth is there are thousands of these products out there so you’re best to take notes on which I have proven to be most effective...
Here’s some direction...
Serums and moisturizers are a great way to hike up HA levels in the skin AM and/or PM.
lost in skination recommends
A pro-skin recovery formula featuring two types of pure hyaluronic acids, vitamin B5 and madecassoside, to help plump the look of skin, repair skin's barrier and activate skin renewal.
The quality/price ratio for this product is astounding. While less elaborate than NIOD (the 2 products come from the same group DECIEM), it works efficiently in tandem with a hydrating moisturizer.
This serum contains both SH and HA, as well as 3 different molecular weights. It’s light and penetrates quickly leaving skin smooth and radiant. And guess what? It is vegan and cruelty-free.
This newer Italian brand launched in Canada this fall. I just adored the founders. This cream leaves my skin velvety ALL DAY LONG. It contains 3 levels of molecular weight to reduce wrinkles and make skin more dense.