Hyaluronic Acid: Why It Might Just Be the Best Thing for Your Skin Right Now

At Tuel we are not about the “latest and greatest fads,” just great skincare. And without a doubt, one of the best things out there right now for your skin is hyaluronic acid. It’s literally a one-ingredient wonder that will change how you feel about your skin. You name it and hyaluronic acid handles it: hydrates, protects, tightens, smooths, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, and stimulates cell growth. Sounds too good to be true? Well, let us break it down and turn you into a true hyaluronic acid believer.

Hydrates

Because it already occurs naturally in your body, it makes sense to include products that contain hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine. It’s able to hold up to 5,000 times its molecular weight in water because it attracts and holds on to moisture in skin cells. What that means for you is long-lasting, hydrated skin that is plump and rejuvenated.  

Protects

Understanding the structure and function of the skin is an important part of maintaining an effective skincare routine. One area where hyaluronic acid helps is in protecting the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. Held together by lipids, the epidermis controls the movement of water in and out of the body and provides a natural moisturizing function and hydration. If not cared for, damage to the epidermis leads to more fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin. Hyaluronic acid fortifies the epidermis, locking in moisture, and over time slows down any breakdown in the skin…protecting and nourishing it instead. 

Tightens + Smooths

As we age, we lose both elastin and collagen leading to dreaded saggy skin both in the face and neck. And while adding a hyaluronic acid serum won’t replace either of these, it will add moisture to your skin which leads to looking like your skin is fuller and tighter. Hyaluronic acid is also great for those with acne scars; helping to make skin look smoother over time.

Reduces Fine Lines, Wrinkles + Pigmentation

Hyaluronic acid is just like giving your skin a tall glass of water. It instantly infuses your skin with essential hydration to plump and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some hyaluronic acid formulas are able to maintain 5,000 times its weight in water to give your skin a smoother, more supple and youthful look. It can also help reduce age spots and pigmentation, especially when mixed with a vitamin c serum which helps brighten, fight aging, reduce pigmentation and gently exfoliates to help heal the skin.

Stimulates Cell Growth

One of the coolest things about hyaluronic acid is it not only heals the skin, but also helps bring it back to life. As we get older, the cell renewal process slows down, and while it won’t speed things up, it will, through all that hydration, protect your skin which leads to additional cell growth.