As we age, our skin loses its youthfulness due to depletion of Hyaluronic acid in our skin that is responsible for the skin’s high content of water. Skin’s ageing is a very complex process that can be categorically divided into 2 mechanisms i.e internally (biologically) and externally (such as UV exposure). In this guide, we attempt to give you a complete guide on how you can delay this process.
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What is Hyaluronic Acid ?
Hyaluronic Acid is technically a group of sugar called polysaccharides consisting of long repeated units of glucuronic acid and acetyl glucosamine. As a type of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), it helps to bind other GAGs, collagen and elastin which is part of complex substances that build up the extracellular matrix (ECM). ECM works like a glue that holds together our cells and Hyaluronic acid is the major component of this intercellular glue. To add, the extracellular matrix plays a major role not only by providing support but it exerts major effects on the cellular function. In simpler terms concerning skin, the ECM determines how our skin looks and functions.
Why Hyaluronic Acid is important and their roles in Skin’s Aging?
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that absorbs moisture from its surroundings and drives that moisture into skin. It also has the ability to hold 1000x of its weight in water. Approximately 50 percent of total Hyaluronic Acid found in the body is in the skin. As we age we lose 70-80% of the Hyaluronic Acid in the skin. As Hyaluronic Acid is the key molecule of the ECM, when Hyaluronic Acid runs short cells can no longer hold enough water and collagen itself degenerates, both leading to loss of skin elasticity and hence the ageing appearance of sagginess, fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Hyaluronic Acid Serum?
Hyaluronic acid serum is a concentrated hyaluronic acid, normally 1-2% applied topically on skin to improve skin’s hydration and moisture. It is a must have serum in any anti-aging facial skincare routine.
In the past, hyaluronic acid serums were only able to hydrate skin’s surface due to large molecule size and unable to penetrate deeper layers of skin thus diminishing the ability of the serum to improve appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
However, with the latest advancement in hyaluronic acid serum formulation, the availability of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid can penetrate deeper into the skin. While high molecular weight of hyaluronic acid forms a film on skin surface and prevents water loss, the synergy between high and low molecular weights provide a well moisturised epidermal layers, strong barrier function and hence retaining and maintaining skin elasticity. In addition, a well balanced moisturised skin also contributes to better adsorption of other skincare actives such as Vitamin C, Retinol, Alpha-arbutin etc.
5 Reasons Why You Should Use Hollaface 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid + Snow Mushroom Hydra Concentrate Youth Serum?
Not all Hyaluronic Acid serums are created equal. Hollaface offers the most luxurious revitalising Hyaluronic Acid serum with uncompromising results. Here are 5 reasons why;
1) Our highest Hyaluronic Acid concentration for visible results
Hollaface Hydra Concentrate Youth serum is formulated with a total of 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid that’s proven to deliver effective results.
2) Packed with 4 Types of Hyaluronic Acids for true multi-depth hydration
We use 4 types of Hyaluronic acid combined with Snow Mushroom creating an intricate 3D-network surging every skin layer with revitalising instant and long lasting hydration for a visibly plumper healthier complexion.
3) Supercharged with Skin Plumping Snow Mushroom
This is the ingredient you’ll love - Snow Mushroom works almost like Hyaluronic acid as it has the ability to hold water and what’s amazing about it is the fact that it naturally has a small molecule size which means it is able to penetrate deeper into the skin easily. The combination of Snow Mushroom and 4 types of Hyaluronic Acids in our formulation work synergistically to maintain a high water content in the skin resulting in naturally plump and youthful looking skin.
4) Boosted with 5% Niacinamide to promote skin regeneration
We can’t get enough of 5% Niacinamide’s power - it is a tried and true versatile ingredient that brings so much benefits to the skin. Read the 101 Guide on Niacinamide here
5) Luxurious Application - Sensorial experience with fresh aromatic scent of Chrysanthemum’s nectar with effortless absorption
The Hydra Concentrate Youth Serum is specially formulated with Wild Chrysanthemum extract to deliver a luxurious soothing and calming experience for day and night skincare routine. The serum is unconventionally formulated without the use of gum so you feel comfortable throughout the day without feeling tacky or sticky.
How to Incorporate Hollaface Hyaluronic Acid Serum in Your Skincare Routine?
Now that you know all about Hyaluronic Acid, it's time to experience it for real, here's how: One key note to remember is the power of Hyaluronic Acid lies in its ability to hold and attract water - so when using Hyaluronic Acid serum, it is important to supply ‘water’ before and after the use of the serum for the best efficacy.
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