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Vogue published an article about the use of Hyaluronic Acid as part of one’s daily skincare routine. I remembered seeing this ingredient on some of the eczema-specific products I use – as well as in Meaningful Beauty® Youth Activating Melon Serum (Here’s my review of this product) – and decided it was worth trying.
Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in skin-care products.
The average 70 kg (154 lb) person has roughly 15 grams of hyaluronan in the body, one-third of which is turned over (degraded and synthesized) every day.
Of the suggested products Vogue listed, I chose one by The Ordinary. mainly because of the price: $12.98 on Amazon.
No matter how often I use lip balm, I have perpetually dry lips so I thought that area would be THE perfect place try it out. I used the serum for a month and was delighted with the results! My lips are chap-free for the first time in decades. So I began applying it to my face and neck twice a day.
The directions said to apply a few drops before creams. The Hyaluronic Acid serum plumped up my skin – making it feel soft, smooth, and ready for my moisturizer (I found that I needed to use less moisturizer, too.)
Bottom line: Buy it now!!!! In addition to Amazon, you can find The Ordinary. Hyaluronic Acid serum at Ulta Beauty and Sephora.
Regular visitors to this website know I research topics as thoroughly as possible.
(To be honest, I can research things to death…)
Doing research for this Post, I discovered the following on healthline.com:
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body.
The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes.
Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist.
Hyaluronic acid supplements can help your skin look and feel more supple.
Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture.
However, the natural aging process and exposure to things like ultraviolet radiation from the sun, tobacco smoke and pollution can decrease its amounts in the skin.
Taking hyaluronic acid supplements may prevent this decline by giving your body extra amounts to incorporate into the skin.
Doses of 120–240 mg per day for at least one month have been shown to significantly increase skin moisture and reduce dry skin in adults.
Hydrated skin also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, which may explain why several studies show that supplementing with it can make skin appear smoother.
When applied to the surface of the skin, hyaluronic acid serums can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis.
As I’ve recently had bouts of dermatitis I was very excited to read this,
as I still have on-going issues with my skin.
I’ll be trying these supplements (200mg per day).
After a month, I hope to see a noticeable difference.
(As in NO dry, inflamed, and itchy patches.)
Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for the results…