What’s faster than a speeding bullet? Can leap tall buildings in a single bound? It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s …. Well, it may not be superman, but it can achieve an amazing feat. Hyaluronic acid (HA) has the super-molecular ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water.
Hyaluronic acid is found throughout the body in joints, muscles and primarily in skin tissue. When not bound to other molecules, HA binds with water, creating a viscous gel similar to gelatin or “jello”. HA lubricates and cushions joints throughout the body, helping to minimize wear and tear.
Hyaluronic Acid Benefits Skin
Over 50% of Hyaluronic Acid, also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is found in skin tissue. In our scalps and lips, HA resides in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, which provides the support and structure for the outer layer or epidermis. Hyaluronan literally nourishes the collagen in our dermis to keep our lips and skin hydrated.
With the rest of our skin, hyaluronate resides both in the dermis and epidermis. HA provides continuous moisture, keeping the skin smooth and elastic. As we age, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines. When the skin dries out, collagen fibers break and wrinkles form.
Hyaluronic Acid and Skin Care
The positive effects of hyaluronic acid have been documented on joints and various body tissues. Therefore, most medical research has focused on the advantages of HA for use in orthopedic and eye surgeries. However, in recent years researchers have developed a greater understanding of how hyaluronic acid can promote healthier skin tissue. It comes as no surprise that HA is now being used as a key ingredient in a wide range of skin care products.
When hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin, it penetrates deeper into skin tissue compared to emollient or oil based products. Nutrients that are combined with hyaluronic acid can piggyback on this molecule to also reach deeper layers of skin.
As our skin matures, hyaluronic acid becomes a vital nutrient for keeping our collagen hydrated and our skin plumped, minimizing wrinkles and keeping our skin functioning more youthfully.
Sibu Beauty’s Hydrating Serum uses hyaluronic acid to nourish collagen and carry the 190+ bioactive compounds from our sea buckthorn berry deeper into the skin. We recommend this product for all skin types.
Dry or mature skin types will benefit from the deeply penetrating moisture, while those with oily skin will find it moisturizing without increasing oiliness. It will not clog pores and works great under makeup. Serum should be applied after cleansing and toning. Our serum can be used as a moisturizer all by itself or after absorption can be followed with the face cream, night cream or seed oil.
For more information on Hyaluronic Acid we recommend visiting Hyalogic.com.