What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Often deemed the ‘fountain of youth’, hyaluronic acid is an intensely hydrating and powerful skincare ingredient that helps to plump and nourish the skin for a fuller, younger-looking complexion. Read on to find out more about the benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin and discover how to incorporate this wonder ingredient into a hydrating skincare routine.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant that binds water to collagen, helping the skin to appear firmer and more plump. Though hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body, it can be added into your skincare routine to boost hydration. Just one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water, making it one of the world’s most hydrating compounds.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For Your Skin?

Renowned for its restorative properties, hyaluronic acid provides long-lasting hydration and helps to smooth the skin.

A highly hygroscopic ingredient, it boosts the skin’s moisture content by attracting water molecules from the environment while reducing transepidermal water loss. It also helps to restore the skin’s barrier function, protecting the skin from further environmental damage for a radiant, more youthful-looking complexion.

Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid

  • Hyaluronic acid increases the skin’s moisture levels and provides intense hydration.
  • It helps to restore the skin’s natural barrier and surface, protecting the skin from environmental aggressors.
  • It provides an instant plumping and firming effect, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Forms of Hyaluronic Acid

There are two primary forms of hyaluronic acid found in skincare products, sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid. Both provide similar benefits but work at different levels of the skin and can be used together in skincare formulations.

  • Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid works on the skin’s surface to help hydrate the top layers of the skin.
  • Sodium hyaluronate is the salt derivative of hyaluronic acid. Thanks to its lower molecular weight, it absorbs better into the skin and acts on the deeper layers of the epidermis.

When And How To Use Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful and gentle ingredient that can be used by all skin types morning and night (though it’s especially beneficial for skin that feels dehydrated). For best results, opt for formulas that are left on the skin, like toners, serums and moisturizers.

Hyaluronic acid also works beautifully with several other skincare ingredients, including niacinamide, retinol and vitamin C.

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Hyaluronic Acid Skincare Products

Discover how to include hyaluronic acid into a hydrating skincare routine, featuring some of Omorovicza’s best products.

Step 1. Cleanse

Cleanse the skin with a nourishing facial cleanser.

Formulated with shea butter, calendula oil, and apricot kernel oil, Omorovicza’s Cashmere Cleanser gently clarifies the skin, removing impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Massage into damp skin as the first step of your skincare routine, then remove with a cleansing cloth or mitt to reveal a softer, more hydrated complexion.

Step 2. Tone

The Omoressence toner is formulated with silicium to promote collagen production and with both forms of hyaluronic acid to deliver maximum hydration deep into the epidermis. Apply a few drops to the hands or a cotton pad, then pat into the face and neck after cleansing for plump, youthful-looking skin.

Refresh the skin with a midday pick-me-up with Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist. This neroli and rose-scented mist refreshes the skin and delights the senses, working to balance and tone, while providing instant hydration.

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Step 3. Apply Serum

Brighten and protect the skin throughout the day with our Daily Vitamin C serum. Formulated with potent vitamin C and deeply hydrating sodium hyaluronate, this milky face serum works to revive dull skin. We recommend applying this vitamin C serum as part of your daily skincare regime after toner.

In the evening, apply the Midnight Renewal to leave the skin looking renewed and radiant by morning. Its powerful formula blends vitamin A in the form of retinal, microalgae, and polyglutamic acid to stimulate cell renewal, reinforce the skin barrier overnight, and regulate the natural circadian rhythm.

Step 4. Moisturize

Finish your skincare routine with a nourishing moisturizer like Elemental Emulsion. This hydration powerhouse contains a supercharged dose of hyaluronic acid for skin to deliver long-lasting hydration and plumpness, marine extracts to control excess shine, and vitamin C to brighten skin tone.

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Step 5. A Weekly Treatment

Incorporate a treatment into your skincare routine to maximize radiance and nourish the skin. The Gold Hydralifting Mask harnesses the power of colloidal gold and hyaluronic acid to tighten and plump the appearance of skin. Apply once a week for 10-15 minutes, then remove with a cleansing cloth or mitt.

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49 days ago By OmoroviczaCategory: Expert Advice