What is it?
Hyaluronic acid is the chief glycosaminoglycan, a naturally occurring complex polysaccharide that provide the skin's extracellular matrix with additional physical properties.
Why is it important?
As we age,the levels of hyaluronic acid begin to lessen and our skin begins to feel dry. Hyaluronic acid works as a humectant; meaning it draws moisture from its surroundings and boost hydration in the skin, which allows for the appearance of dewy, plump skin. Research is showing that it is also an anti-oxidant which protects from free radicals and aids skin healing, so ideal for any skin suffering from inflammation, sunburn, grazes or any sensitivity.
Important to Note!
- Great for all skin types, nonirritating and should be safe for rosacea
- Not all Hyaluronic Acid is created equal. It can be too large a molecule (3,000nm) to pass through the skin where intercellular space is only 15-50nm, and can not be absorbed by or penetrate the skin
- Sodium Hyaluronate, a sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid, comes in smaller molecular weights enabling full and deep penetration into the sub dermal layers.
How to use it?
For optimal usage, Dr. Denese and her in house chemist use Sodium Hyaluronate, because of its ability to penetrate deeper into the dermis instead of just sitting on top of the skin. In our Firming Facial Collagen line, we use 3 different molecular weights of it so each level of the dermis can benefit from Hyaluronic Acid.
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