Hydration Hero: The Power of Hyaluronic Acid
What is hyaluronic acid?
This super soaking hero is a type of ingredient known as a humectant, meaning it has the ability to draw moisture from the air and deeper layers of the skin to the surface.
Hyaluronic Acid stands out among its humectant peers, thanks to its unparalleled moisture-binding properties. Its unique structure means it can hold an impressive 1000 times its weight in H2O!
A naturally occurring polysaccharide (a type of molecule), hyaluronic acid is present in high concentrations in our eyes, joints, and skin. As you age, your body produces less of this hydrating powerhouse which leads to lacklustre skin and deepening fine lines and wrinkles.
Luckily, you can counteract this decline and maintain your glow by using hyaluronic acid-rich products.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin
There are plenty of juicy, dewy reasons to add hyaluronic acid to your routine.
- Deep hydration: Attracts moisture to the skin to revive thirsty cells
- Refined skin texture: Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revealing a smoother, more refined complexion
- Enhanced firmness: Improves the overall texture and firmness of the skin
- Illuminates dull skin: Evens out skin tone, minimises dark spots, and brightens for a more radiant complexion.
The study Efficacy Evaluation of a Topical Hyaluronic Acid Serum in Facial Photoaging revealed that using hyaluronic acid for just 6 weeks led to impressive changes in dehydrated skin with ageing concerns.
Participants reported smoother skin (64%), plumper skin (60%), and enhanced hydration (63%). Fine lines and wrinkles were also minimised with 31% and 14% respectively showing improvement. By the end of the study, 43% of participants reported a significant improvement in their overall skin appearance!
The 2 step-process for complete hydration
Achieving a supple, hydrated complexion is a two step process. The first step is adding moisture to the skin and the second is locking it in.
As a humectant, Hyaluronic Acid is the superhero of step one, drawing moisture to your skin's surface. But to keep skin hydrated, you also need to seal that moisture in.
Enter emollients and occlusive ingredients, the power couple of step two. These ingredients work together to create a barrier that locks in the moisture, ensuring your skin stays hydrated for longer.
A nourished, radiant complexion lies in a well-rounded routine that integrates humectants, emollients, and occlusives for complete hydration.
A hydrating, nourishing routine with SEEH
Step 1: Add moisture with REFRESH, BALANCE and RADIANCE
Infused with a blend of botanical extracts and humectants, this facial mist delivers an instant hydration boost to the skin. The natural, active botanical ingredients work on multiple levels to visibly improve the skin barrier, providing a range of benefits for the skin's health and appearance.
For best results, we recommend applying the hyaluronic acid face mist first, followed by other hyaluronic acid products. This allows the humectants to access moisture from the mist rather than drawing it from deeper layers of the skin
A synergistic blend of highly effective humectants, including star player Hyaluronic Acid, deeply hydrate skin from within. The result is long-lasting, multi-level hydration for a healthy and radiant complexion
Infused with two active sources of Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and skin lightening botanicals to target dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun damage.
For optimal results, we recommend applying the Radiance serum in the morning and the Balance serum in the evening.
While both serums contain hyaluronic acid, BALANCE is a blend of humectants that provides a large dose of hydration while RADIANCE contains other active ingredients such as Vitamin C and peptides. These actives deliver a potent dose of antioxidants and anti-aging benefits for the skin.
Step 2: Seal moisture in with RENEW
An extraordinary multi-functional anti-aging face cream for all skin types. High concentrations of hyaluronic acid and powerful active ingredients work to reduce wrinkles, boost collagen, and improve skin thickness.
We use vegan hyaluronic acid
Unlike traditional hyaluronic acid, which is derived from rooster combs, ours is derived from bacterial fermentation using glucose that is corn derived to create the hyaluronic acid in a biofermentation process. This ensures that our products not only deliver effective hydration, but also align with our commitment to vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable ingredients.
I hope you’ve found this journey into the world of hyaluronic acid informative! If you have any questions about how to incorporate SEEH Skincare products into your routine, please don't hesitate to reach out.
We're here to help you achieve your best skin ever.