What’s hot in beauty: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid – is this the holy grail of beauty?
Skincare Ambassador at The Global Beauty Group, Marina Juhas-Cucilovic, tells us why hyaluronic acid is the hot topic of the beauty world right now.
You can get it in moisturisers, serums and even in dermal fillers – hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient of anti-ageing thanks to its superb ability to promote youthfulness and suppleness in our skin. But what exactly is it, and what’s the best way to incorporate it into your beauty routine? I’ve got the answers right here!
So what’s hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan – a chain of disaccharides, or sugars, found naturally in the human body. It is famed for its exceptional ability to retain moisture in our skin, joints, bones and connective tissue. However, as we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid in our bodies begins to deplete, resulting in reduced moisture and elasticity in our skin and therefore increased symptoms of dryness, wrinkles and sagging. Fortunately, thanks to science, we can now ‘feed’ our skin with this magic molecule to supplement what has been lost – and this can easily be achieved through strategic topical skincare.
What are the benefits of topical hyaluronic acid?
How does increased skin hydration, increased firmness and elasticity (to keep everything looking ‘lifted’), increased smoothness and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a plumper, suppler complexion sound? Pretty good, right? Another way in which hyaluronic acid champions healthy skin is that it works to strengthen the skin’s barrier to protect against harmful UVB rays as well as free radical damage – both major contributors to accelerating the skin’s ageing process.
And the best part? Hyaluronic acid can be used on all skin types (including oily/acneic complexions) and can even assist in speeding up wound healing (therefore reducing scarring).
How can I introduce it to my beauty regimen?
Internally – Including foods in your diet that are rich in hyaluronic acid (or promote production of it) is an easy way to nourish your skin from within. Foods to look for include starchy tubers (such as sweet potatoes), dark leafy green vegetables, soy foods (such as tofu), homemade bone broth and bananas.
Externally – Topical hyaluronic acid treatment is a fantastic way to quickly reap the anti-ageing benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin. My top recommendation to clients is the HD System Hyaluronic Delivery Masques from Bio-Therapeutic™. These luxurious masques are infused with hyaluronic acid as well as sea algae to brilliantly hydrate, brighten and plump the face, delicate eye area and décolleté while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For even better, rejuvenating results, I recommend combining with the power of LED Light Therapy facials.
Try it and you will wonder how you ever lived without it!
With all sorts of hyaluronic acid products now flooding the skincare market, it’s important to read the labels before you dive on in. Hyaluronic acid moisturisers and serums containing alcohol, irritating fragrances, sulfates and parabens only work to counteract the bountiful effects of hyaluronic acid – so avoid such products and you’re on the right track!
For stockist info on the HD System Hyaluronic Delivery Masques or your closest salon with a LED Light Therapy Machine call The Global Beauty Group on 1300 006 607.
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