The Hydration Marvel Ingredient For Anti-Aging Skincare
Do you know that dryness is one of the biggest enemies of your skin?
Do you know that quenching your skin’s thirst for hydration is a must-do for healthy skin?
Do you know that your skin needs sustained hydration through day and night to look smoother, younger and healthier?
Good news. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural and effective way to keep your skin lushly hydrated.
Even better news. Several of Body Cupid skincare products have hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient to ensure your skin stays adequately hydrated. And youthfully smooth.
First, let’s know more about hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance (biochemical category: glycosaminoglycan) that’s made inside your body too. As a vital part of the skin’s matrix, hyaluronic acid helps keep the skin hydrated, stable, and protected. As part of its anti-aging action, it also helps in ongoing skin renewal processes.
With aging, the skin makes less and less hyaluronic acid that makes skin go drier, and speeds up appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The simple solution to counter this is to use skincare products with hyaluronic acid that will meet skin’s hydration needs. Easy and simple.
Now the key benefits of this wonder molecule called Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a skin hydrator par excellence
Your skin needs lots of water and hyaluronic acid is your skin’s favourite thirst quencher.
One molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold more than 1000 times its molecular weight in water! To put it in another measure, one gram (0.03 oz) of hyaluronic acid can retain six litres of water!
Hyaluronic acid molecules bind water molecules to skin cells. This moisture held inside skin cells is a wonderful rejuvenator for skin.
Hylauronic Acid is an awesome humectant too
A humectant works like a sponge to attract and hold water. Hyaluronic acid doesn’t just hold water; it also draws more water to itself from its surroundings! This is what enables this wonderful ingredient to go on providing hydration to skin on ongoing, sustained basis. A boon for dry and dehydrated skin that needs water replenishment all the time.
Hyaluronic Acid reinforces skin’s natural lipid barrier
As the body’s largest organ, the skin’s basic function is that of a protector and separator for internal organs and external environment. The skin has many layers and its outermost layer – the epidermis – is the first line of defence for tackling external damaging factors, such as sun rays, pollutants, dust and fumes etc, that can otherwise enter through the skin route and caus ehavoc inside the body. The epidermis is able to offer protection from external toxins because of its lipid barrier that’s made up of flattened skin cells, fatty acids, waxy molecules and cholesterol. This barrier stops toxins from entering the skin’s inner layers.
With aging the lipid barrier gets progressively weakened and that shows up on skin as visible signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and dryness.
Hyaluronic acid helps reinforce and strengthen skin’s lipid barrier to keep it safe from damaging toxins bomabarding it from outside.
Hyaluronic Acid has a firming and plumping effect on skin
In childhood and youth the skin has elasticity or bounciness that keeps it smooth. With age, the bounciness proteins (collagen and elastin) underneath the skin start getting damaged and its elasticity is lessened. Hyaluronic acid has a filler effect underneath the skin that keeps skin plumped up. By storing extra moisture in inner layers, it gives a tightening effect to skin that lessens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Now that we know the four factors that make hyaluronic acid a must-add ingredient to your skincare, it is time to clear up a common question.
What’s the difference between Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate?
Check packaging of high end skincare products and you will often see sodium hyaluronate mentioned in the ingredient list, while the benefits mentioned are those of hyaluronic acid. Why is it so?
Well, sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid.
Sodium hyaluronate has the same benefits as the hyaluronic acid with one additional advantage: its molecules are smaller, so the skin is able to absorb it much more easily than hyaluronic acid which has bigger molecules that work better when injected into skin. Sodium hyaluronate, on the other hand, can be applied topically and still deliver visible results. Like hyaluronic acid which is also made by skin, sodium hyaluronate too is a gentle ingredient, a non-irritant for skin. In other words, even those with sensitive skin or disturbed skin (eczema or rosacea) can use products with sodium hyaluronate.
Body cupid has several premium skincare products enriched with sodium hyaluronate/hyaluronic acid.
Body Cupid Anti Aging Night Cream has Hyaluronic Acid along with matrixyl peptides for visible anti-aging effect on skin.
The entire upcoming range of Body Cupid Face Serums has been enriched with Hyaluronic Acid for significant benefit delivery.