What Is Hyaluronic Acid — And Why Is It Amazing for the Skin?
Everyone is talking about the fantastic benefits that hyaluronic acid has for our skin — but what exactly is hyaluronic acid, and what does it do? If you haven’t heard of hyaluronic acid, you may be a little hesitant to put a product on your face that is called an “acid.” Luckily, HA is not a “true” acid and will only benefit your skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance our bodies naturally produce, but we begin to make less as we age. HA has become a skincare staple because it deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin. Let’s break down the role hyaluronic acid plays in our skincare routines:
What Exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?
We all look for the words hyaluronic acid on the labels of our skincare, but it’s actually known in the scientific community as hyaluronan. Hyaluronan is composed of a sugar molecule that looks clear and gooey when applied by itself. It’s primarily found in our body’s connective tissue, like our eyes and skin. The purpose of HA is to bind water to collagen — it can bind over 1,000 times its weight in water.
Board-certified dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse, M.D., says, “Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It helps bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated.”
We encourage you to start looking at the ingredients in all of your skincare products (if you haven’t done so already). You may find that many ingredients are not naturally occurring in the body. The skin reacts well to HA because it’s not foreign to the body!
The Main Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid on the Skin
There’s a reason we have infused many of our best-selling products with hyaluronic acid. Since the main benefit is to hydrate and protect the skin, people who regularly use products infused with HA will notice their skin appears smoother and plumper. It’s often used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles because it makes the skin look and feel healthier!
What’s the Best Hyaluronic Acid for My Skin?
Creating a skincare routine from scratch can feel intimidating, but hyaluronic acid is one of the first products you should purchase when crafting a skin routine. Doppeltree infuses high-quality HA into our rejuvenating under-eye masks, rejuvenating gold facial masks, overnight facial masks, and more.
We recommend choosing a product infused with hyaluronic acid to get the highest benefits possible!