Hyaluronic Acid : The Star Ingredient in Premium Skincare
Since its first isolation in 1934, hyaluronic acid (aka sodium hyaluronate) has been studied across a variety of research fields. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the fluids in the eyes, joints, and other parts of the body.
Hyaluronic acid is almost ubiquitous in humans and in other vertebrates. It’s remarkable because of the wide range of benefits it delivers. Hyaluronic acid is involved in many vital biochemical processes including wound reparation, tissue regeneration, and morphogenesis.
It has been investigated as a drug delivery system in cancer treatment. With exceptional biocompatibility and excellent targeting capabilities, hyaluronic acid -based biomaterials have garnered great interest as drug delivery methods in tumor therapy. Modified hyaluronic acid can self-assemble into hydrogels or nanoparticles for precise drug administration.
Hyaluronic acid is good at retaining water - a quarter teaspoon of the substance holds over a gallon of water. Hyaluronic acid belongs to a type of long complicated chain-like molecules called polymers. The chain has open spots on it where other chemical compounds can latch on – for example water molecules. It’s not an acid. It’s actually a kind of sugar: glycosaminoglycans (GAGs).
As a cosmetic and skin care ingredient, hyaluronic acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture in the skin and creating a plumping effect. It helps skin stretch and flex. With continued use, hyaluronic acid may help fade dark spots, sunspots, or hyperpigmentation over time. Hyaluronic acid is safe to use every day. Some experts recommend applying it twice a day, as part of a morning and evening skincare routine.
HARMONY Facial Moisturizer from White Buffalo Spirit combines natural ingredients including hyaluronic acid to enhance skin appearance and improve elasticity over time. HARMONY is formulated with organic hemp-derived CBD oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, peptides, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, aloe vera, and willow bark extract.
FREEDOM Facial Toning Mist also contains hyaluronic acid on the list of highly effective ingredients. This product is excellent for hydrating during air travel or for addressing winter dryness as part of the skincare regimen. Apply before Harmony moisturizer.
Stay plump and hydrated! ;)