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What Is Hyaluronic Acid And Why Is Everyone Obsessed With It?

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid has been a hot topic for a while now and it shows no signs of slowing down, which it shouldn’t because it’s honestly a hydration hero for ALL skin types. But even if you love reaching for your moisturizer that boasts the presence of Hyaluronic Acid to bring your skin back to life...do you actually know what it is? (It’s okay if you don’t. You’re not alone!) We’re here to breakdown the beauty of this powerhouse ingredient.

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring molecule in skin and connective tissue that attracts and holds moisture. This means everyone already has HA working wonders on their skin. As we age, the levels of HA diminishes and with it so does skin’s ability to retain moisture. Babies are well-stocked on HA, which is part of the reason we all strive for skin ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’.

If you’re looking for hydrated, smooth, soft and overall plumped-up skin, HA is your secret weapon. HA can retain almost 1000 times its weight in water (Hello, agua!) but also possesses self-regulating qualities so that it doesn’t drown your skin in moisture.

HA is a power player not only for its hydrating benefits but also for anti-aging purposes. We’ve never been one to turn up our nose at anti-aging properties. In addition to replenishing moisture to your skin, it instantly improves signs of fine lines and wrinkles by revitalizing the outer layers on your skin. And don’t be fooled by the word acid in its name. Hyaluronic Acid is a calming, hydrating presence for all skin types (even the Sensitive Skin Sally’s of the world!).

Everyone needs a little HA in their life, which is why we’ve included a list of our favorite products containing HA. Specifically, these products feature Sodium Hyaluronate, which is the water-soluble salt form of HA because it’s a more stable version of HA. Sodium Hyaluronate also has a smaller molecular size allowing it to penetrate the skin more deeply.

Shop Hyaluronic Acid:

Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask

A silky, all-in-one hydrogel eye patch formulated with a powerhouse of ingredients to tackle the major signs of under eye dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum

This serum is a breakthrough intensive treatment for distressed skin. It goes on gently and comforts and shields your complexion from outside stressors

Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream

Like a nutritive supplement for skin, this rich, re-energizing cream offers powerful nourishment and reverse disturbances done to the skin—by environmental stressors—and build up its defenses for what the future brings.

Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30

Restore the firmness and elasticity of youthful skin with our rich, bioactive cream combining mineral-drenched seawater and other marine actives.

Transphuse Rapid Renewal Cell Protocol

This revolution in anti-aging technology features our lightweight, breakthrough formula that works together with skin’s own 28-day rejuvenation cycle to give the appearance of turning back your complexion’s clock.

White Marble Translucence Cream

Richly emollient but fast-absorbing, this intensely hydrating cream protects and visibly perfects the skin, boosting its luminous glow.