The beauty of Hyaluronic Acid in skincare
I was only looking at some of the pictures the ‘rents took a while back, as a child. I noticed my skin was supple, the glow was to die for. It looked fresh and dewy and chewy. No spot or stretch marks. My skin was delicious. Years went past and a wrinkle here and there, I began to wonder what happened to that skin I desired to have now and the price I would have to pay to drink from the fountain of youth again.
I would digress a little here.
You know, skincare is very vast and many have their interests. Coconut oil. Cleansers. Moisturisers. While most people swear by some products, others find it overwhelming and compromising their glow up.
There is this one product for all skin type. This product has the ability to bring the skin back to its glowing days, the bounce gets real and the suppleness it brings to the skin is not exaggerated. It is the Hyaluronic Acid.
Don’t be worry by the word: Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is simply a water –binding agent which has the ability to draw water and hold it onto the skin (with a single molecule being able to hang onto 1000 times its weight in water); promoting hydration and a young looking skin. Cragginess can be well eliminated if you’ve got dry skin, due to the ability of hyaluronic acid to plump the skin real good- without oil.
Hyaluronic Acid for the Skin
Well, back to my story from back in the days, I would tell you that the tremendous loss of suppleness was as a result of the lack of Hyaluronic Acid in my skincare regimen. Truth is, as we get older, the production of Hyaluronic Acid gets less and this causes the skin to lose its suppleness, dewiness and glow. Aging actually takes a lot with it but we all pray to age gracefully (in beauty, wisdom, good health and success), right?
For this reason (in skincare), most skincare “woke” junkies, visit the dermatologists to get fillers and injections straight into the bloodstream as it is the most effective way the skin supple again- The popularity in the dermal fillers, that is this wonder product.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum vs Moisturisers?
If you have chosen to compare these two, you must first know that they serve different purposes. Serums generally contain smaller molecules designed for easy and deep penetration into the skin. While Moisturisers are designed to lock in moisture, soften the surface of the skin, act as a barrier protector and sits on the skin to prevent loss of water.
For this reason, I always advise that moisturisers must be the last product in your skincare regimen, right before sunscreen application. This is because all others- Cleansers, toners, serums and treatments must be absorbed into the skin before the protectors sit at the surface and lock everything else in (moisturisers- no matter how light).
Hyaluronic acid for Acne
Goodnews- This product is designed for all skin types so all you have to do is pick the right form. (I’ll explain below).
I found this HA product which is available and accessible on the market. It is also inexpensive. It is the hyaluronic Acid by Cosmedia. It is a lightweight formula designed to be used after a toner or treatment as it is extremely light and quick to be absorbed.
The downside is that I did not notice any glowy, dewy skin appearance like HA should provide. It sunk into the skin so quickly and it was just like water. I did not use it long enough to enjoy any benefits it provided as I have normal- combination skin, I did not feel it did much for me but if you’ve got oily skin, this might be the best HA for you.
The star product for me was an Asian brand, the Hadalabo. The word is YUM!!!!! I actually thought Asian brands where just hyped due to the Korean skincare and their infamous regimen that everyone swore was King UNTIL I first hand experienced an Asian product and I am not going back.
This HA was applied same time as the Cosmedica HA and after 30 minutes, the difference was clear on my skin. The Cosmedica product sunk in and dried. My skin looked normal –which would b fantastic for oily/ acne prone skin as they not need all the extra. Their skin is lush enough.
FOR MY SKIN TYPE, the Hadalabo HA dried up same time as the Cosmedica HA but the glow was nothing short of amazing. It kept giving me the glistening effect that the iphone cam failed to capture effectively. This is what I have used since I realised the difference. No breakouts with either of the HA. If you have dry/normal/combination skin, the Hadalabo one is well worth your money.
What one works for you? Ah! The “Water Drench” by Peter ThomasRoth is great too. Please leave a comment below and subscribe xx