Say ‘hello’ to hydration!
It may sound like something you want to avoid for fear of burning off your epidermis, but trust me you want this in your clean beauty ritual.
Hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar that is naturally produced in our bodies; found in our skin, our joints and our eyes. It acts as a humectant drawing water from the environment keeping joints lubricated and eyes moist. Able to bind up to a thousand times its weight in moisture, one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six litres of water.
For your skin this means a more plump and luminous complexion. Hyaluronic acid helps to bind water to our collagen fibres, essentially trapping it in the skin and filling up our skin cells. This can help decrease the appearance of fine lines. And having more water in your skin means more light reflection giving you a brighter and more evenly toned radiance.
As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced in our bodies naturally decreases, similar to collagen and elastin. Fortunately we can very effectively supplement with hyaluronic acid serums in our healthy skin routines.
‘Hyaluronic acid penetrates easily, which is why it works so well when applied topically,’ cosmetic chemist Sandra Bontempo told Allure Magazine. ‘Our skin is the largest organ in the body and absorbs up to sixty percent of nutrients we apply to it.’
Whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive or somewhere in between, when it comes to hyaluronic acid it’s a come one come all situation!
Where to find it:
- Prep Primer
- Refresh Foundation
- Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer
- Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel
- Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask
- Counter+ All Bright C Serum
- Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum
- Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream
- Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum
- Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation