It's almost impossible to pronounce, hy-a-lu-ron-ic acid, and it sounds very chemical and unhealthy, but hyaluronic acid is actually a super 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 quantities in various places in our body, for example in connective tissue, cartilage, nerve tissue and in the substance between our cells. It can hold a huge amount of water, and that is exactly what you are trying to achieve with your skincare. But at the same time, that is also the most difficult. Because your skin is lipophilic - which means that it easily absorbs fats - but it is not hydrophilic as water is not simply absorbed by your skin. Otherwise you would walk around like a Michelin figure every time you had a nice bath.
Where does hyaluronic acid come from?
Hyaluronic acid used to be extracted from cockscombs. Fortunately, nowadays a vegetable variant is usually used. The hyaluronic acid in Witlof Skincare products, is of course free of animal material since Witlof Skincare is vegan. The hyaluronic acid in our products has the same molecular compound and positive properties, but is extracted from sugars after a biofermentation process.
What does hyaluronic acid do for your skin?
Because hyaluronic acid can retain so much moisture – 1 gram even absorbs more than 6 liters of water – it is an ideal addition to a cream. The oil from the cream carries the moisture into the skin, and the hyaluronic acid retains it inside. Moisture-rich skin gives a fuller, softer and smoother appearance and is an important part of a healthy skin condition.
Which Witlof Skincare products contain hyaluronic acid?
Due to it having such a beautiful effect and is extremely well at preventing dry skin, or to bring a skin condition back into balance, we have added hyaluronic acid to all our creams. Even to our Silky Hand Cream. It’s a no-brainer, right?