THE BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF HYALURONIC ACID
It is nearly unpronounceable, hy-a-lu-ron-ic acid, and it sounds quite chemical, but hyaluronic acid is a highly effective, natural substance that can do a lot of good for your skin.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in large amounts in various parts of our body, such as connective tissue, cartilage, nerve tissue, and in the substance between our cells. It can hold a tremendous amount of water, which is exactly what you are trying to achieve with your skincare. However, this is also the most challenging part. Your skin is lipophilic, which means it readily allows fats, but it is not hydrophilic, so water is not easily absorbed by your skin. Understandably, otherwise, you would end up resembling a Michelin doll every time you take a nice bath.
HOW DOES HYALURONIC ACID WORK?
Because hyaluronic acid can retain so much moisture – 1 gram can hold more than 6 liters of water – it is an ideal addition to a cream. The fats in the cream carry the moisture into the skin, and the hyaluronic acid keeps it locked in. A moisturized skin gives a softer and smoother appearance and is associated with healthy skin condition.
HOW IS HYALURONIC ACID MADE?
In the past, hyaluronic acid was extracted from rooster combs. Nowadays, fortunately, a plant-based variant is mostly used. The hyaluronic acid in Witlof Skincare products is, of course, free from animal material. It is derived from sugars after a biofermentation process and has the same molecular structure and positive properties.
CAN HYALURONIC ACID HELP ACNE OR CAUSE IT?
One of the most common questions regarding hyaluronic acid is how it impacts acne. As the body produces hyaluronic acid, there are rarely any cases of allergies or other unnatural reactions when using products containing it.
Hyaluronic acid does not cause acne!
WHICH HYALURONIC ACID IS BEST FOR THE FACE?
At Witlof Skincare, we use hyaluronic acid in every single one of our creams. Our products are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free, so you know that what you’re putting on your skin is healthy and wholly beneficial for you. Because it has such beneficial effects and helps tremendously with dry skin or restoring skin balance, we have added hyaluronic acid to all our creams (Nourishing Facial Cream, Refreshing Eye Cream, Nourishing Day Cream SPF 30, Tinted Day Cream SPF 30). Makes sense, right?
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