Hyaluronic acid is a natural material our bodies produce that is the key to soft, supple skin . It also provides cushioning for our joints, which is why we often experience discomfort in our older age when this natural resource if depleted. This is also a big part of why our skin begins to sag, wrinkles and lines begin to form, and we lose elasticity and structural integrity.
This natural polysaccharide is just as important to the health and well being of your skin as collagen is, since it provides the plumper, fuller look to the skin that is associated with youth. Read on for why this “cushioning” natural substance is such a fantastic “primer” for your skin to absorb and maintain moisture all day long, providing a smooth, firm & youthful look.
How does it plump the skin?
Hyaluronic acid actually binds with water molecules to fill up spaces and provide a firmer, fuller look. It requires water to do this, and that is why our hyaluronic acid serum should always be applied to a very damp face. After the serum has completely absorbed, which only takes a minute or so (your skin usually soaks it up like a sponge) you still should apply your normal moisturizing cream to seal in the moisture. Only a few squirts of this serum will hydrate and “prime”the entire face.
Features of our Hyaluronic Acid Serum:
- $13.50 for a 2 oz. bottle
- Long lasting since only a few squirts are needed at a time.
- Contains the maximum recommended dosage of hyaluronic acid for a serum – 1%. Any more than this is ineffective. We use the most effective and absorbent form of hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate.
- Pure vitamin E acts as a natural preservative as well as a potent antioxidant for additional skin protection. Also highly anti-inflammatory. No parabens, petroleum derivatives, chemical solvents or other chemical preservatives.
- Organic peppermint oil and sweet orange oil for a fresh, crisp scent as well as an additional natural preservative. Absolutely NO artificial fragrances.
- Hours of fresh, hydrated and “dewy” looking skin
- Works excellent in combination with our Nourish & Hydrate MSM and Vitamin C Ester Face Cream.
- Shelf life for this product is approximately 4-6 months
“Excellent product, I am amazed with effect on my skin. After a few days of using the product it was visible improvements on my skin.” – Katy
“I’m using this daily. This is a high quality serum. Soothing and effective. Very good deal too.” – R.D.
“I like this combo*! I have sensitive skin and haven’t broken out!” – Nanci *Referring to Nourish & Hydrate Face Cream and Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Perfect for use in the morning as well as at night. There are no “masking” ingredients in this formula, so it allows the skin to breathe and does not clog pores. In fact, this product is not only for those concerned with the effects of aging, but also can be used on younger or acne-prone skin and some find that it helps to smooth the appearance of acne scars.
Our hyaluronic acid serum also has a cumulative effect. The longer you use it, the more you should notice how much easier it is to keep your skin moist and plump all day long. When your skin is adequately moisturized, it has the effect of smoothing lines and wrinkles, making the face appear more “taut” without the unnatural or waxy look of a facelift, excessive chemical peels and laser treatments, or other invasive injections and surgeries.
You may have noticed before that when your moisturizer stopped working, or you were in a dry environment, or you were actually dehydrated from not drinking enough water, that it seems to have aged your skin. This is because dehydrated skin is just like a
dehydrated piece of fruit. Your skin, like a piece of fruit (as in the grape/raisin analogy illustrated above), requires a LOT of water to keep it firm and plump over time.
Much like fruit, our bodies are composed of over 75% (or more) water, with our skin composed of about 45% or 50% water. This means that when we are dehydrated, we begin to look sunken and wrinkled, just as a grape becomes a raisin or a plum becomes a prune when it is dehydrated.
This is the best analogy for describing the effect of water deprivation on the skin and getting across how important hydration is for the skin – both internally by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and externally by infusing it with moisture-binding natural materials like hyaluronic acid and seriously hydrating lotions and creams.
Ingredients : Distilled Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Tocopherol T-50 (Pure Vitamin E), Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil