Nature’s most powerful water magnet.
This ingredient’s super power?
It can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present within your entire body and has the consistency of a viscous gel. It acts as a lubricant to help your joints, muscles, and nerves function smoothly.
Think of it like the oil in a car engine.
So what specifically does it do for your skin?
It is the supreme humectant, not only drawing vital water in to your skin, but also holding on to it and preventing moisture loss. This provides both immediate and long-term hydration benefits, so your skin can maintain a plump, hydrated, radiant, and smooth appearance.
The caulk in the leaky roof.
Hyaluronic acid also serves another key function in optimal skin health.
It strengthens your moisture barrier, which is the outermost layer of your skin and your first line of defense against environmental aggressors. Think of your moisture barrier as the roof of a house. When it’s intact, it protects everything inside, but when it’s leaky, damage occurs. When your moisture barrier is intact, your skin appears and feels smooth, soft, and plump. If your moisture barrier is damaged, your skin looks dry and rough. (Think of dry skin cells flaking off your skin as a tile slipping off the roof of the house.)
The more damaged your moisture barrier, the harder it is to reverse issues like dehydration, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts.
Hyaluronic acid in the spaces between skin’s essential support structures, keeping your moisture barrier strong and cushioned.