We can all agree that having youthful, glowing skin today is one of the best ways to defy the effects of aging. And while there are so many skincare products that promise to deliver this result, not all of them can provide it.
In the United States, 63% of millennials and 57% of Gen-Z consumers report having a skincare routine. Additionally, 161 million women in the country are using beauty products every single day. It’s clear that skincare is a priority and we love to see it!
But just having a routine isn’t enough. The skincare products you use should help you achieve your skincare goals. And the products are only as effective as their ingredients!
One ingredient that should be part of any skincare routine is Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced by our bodies and it’s usually found in the fluids of eyes, and joints. Its purpose is to act as a lubricant for the joints and as a cushion for some delicate body tissues. It is also found in the skin, and helps it stay hydrated and supple, reducing the appearance of lines and giving skin a healthy appearance.
Furthermore, it is a humectant - a substance that attracts water to it - and has the incredible ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Why do you need hyaluronic acid?
As with many naturally-occurring substances that give us our youthful looks, the body decreases its production of hyaluronic acid as we age. Replacing this key substance in your skin with proper hyaluronic acid helps skin remain looking healthy and youthful by reducing signs of aging such as fine lines.
What makes the best hyaluronic acid serum.
While many skincare products boast to contain hyaluronic acid, few of them contain the HA that hydrates multiple layers of tissue.
Have you ever used a ‘pure’ hyaluronic acid serum that feels like it just sits on your skin?
That can be attributed to the use of a single molecular weight of hyaluronic acid that is too large to enter the skin barrier and underlying layers of tissue. This makes the serum only provide the effect of a glow rather than hydrate skin from the inside out. Products like such are not a great investment as they’re not replacing the lowered hyaluronic acid production.
Look for a serum with triple-weighted hyaluronic acid such as Dp Dermaceuticals Hyla Active. This lightweight serum contains a high concentration and patented, advanced delivery system HylaFuse™ to ensure deep penetration into multiple layers of tissue.
Another HA product to consider is the Dp Dermaceuticals Cover Recover. Also equipped with the HylaFuse™ HA delivery system, Cover Recover (CR) is a full-spectrum mineral sunscreen that protects and heals skin, while providing weightless, buildable coverage.
Available in 9 shades plus sheer and clear, CR is a product recommended by skin experts worldwide for immediate application after microneedling as well as for daily use.
For optimal effects, apply Hyla Active first, followed by Cover Recover.