Chances are this hydration superstar is probably already front and center in your beauty cabinet, but what exactly is hyaluronic acid and how does it perform its mini anti-aging miracles?
A naturally occurring sugar molecule already present in your body, this acid does much more than just help out the skin. It also works hard to lubricate your joints, eyes, nerves, and hair. But like so many other good things, our bodies create less of it as we age, which is why we seek it out in the skincare aisle.
Hyaluronic acid is so much more than just a moisturizer. Able to actually draw moisture from the air and retain almost 1000x its own weight in water, it helps to plump up cells and create a protective barrier for your skin, giving it a fuller, dewier, hydrated look.
Since dehydration is one of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles, the moisture replenished by hyaluronic acid helps to reduce their appearance. And because it’s already naturally occurring in our bodies, it’s non-irritating and safe for almost all skin types. It’s especially good for those with dry skin.
When to use it
This fast-absorbing acid is effective in small doses, so it only needs to be present in just one of your products. For best results, use it in both your morning and evening skincare routine and in conjunction with your NanoPen.