Hyaluronic Acid


Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 


Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is well known for hydrating and plumping the skin to appear youthful.  However, did you know that HA can sometimes also dehydrate your skin? First, let’s talk about what HA is and how it works. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?

Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the body with the highest concentrations found in the deeper layers of the skin, particularly the dermis.   HA consists of sugar molecules that bind water to the collagen in the skin cell.  This creates a gel matrix that can attract and hold moisture to the skin creating a firm, youthful appearance.  In addition, it fights free radicals and heals the skin because it is both an anti-inflammatory and an antibacterial.  As the skin ages, the production of HA lessens and the skin appears dull and dehydrated.

Products with HA

Products with HA can replenish hydration by allowing the moisture in the environment to rehydrate the skin layers, making it a super ingredient.   However, what happens when there is less or not enough moisture in the environment?   The HA in the product starts to attract the moisture from the deeper layers of the skin and brings it to the surface and allows it to evaporate, dehydrating the skin.  Applying a product in this case accelerates the dehydration process significantly. 


How do we counteract such a phenomenon?

First, hydrating in general is key to healthy, youthful skin.  If skin is internally hydrated, then the product containing HA will be beneficial in bringing the moisture to the surface layers.  This will provide the brighter, and smoother youthful desired appearance.  


Second, after applying the product containing HA, a moisture replenishing product should be applied directly over the skin.  This provides a continuous stream of moisture to the HA molecules, allowing the skin to appear plump.  Therefore, the level of moisture in the environment becomes less significant in providing hydration to the skin.


Finally the other important aspect to maintaining the moisture content in the skin is sealing the skin with a product such as a facial oil.  This oil provides the barrier to the evaporation of the moisture the HA has drawn out to the out skin layer.  This is an important step to maintaining skin hydration throughout the day.  





MoMISKin’s Vitamin C Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and along with the powerhouse ingredient of THD, provides skin the ability to stay hydrated and renewed.  Along with the serum, increase your internal hydration, apply a hydrating moisturizer over the serum, then seal with a facial oil, before finally finishing with a sunscreen.  If used properly, then nothing beats Hyaluronic Acid (HA) as one of the pillars of skincare routine.


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