Want to take your skin and hair hydration to the next level? When it comes to having a youthful and glowing complexion, as well as bouncy and healthy hair, much of it comes down to how much Hyaluronic Acid – this months super ingredient- is present in your routine…
What is hyaluronic acid?
In scientific terms, hyaluronic acid (HA) is a molecule that naturally occurs in the skin, and is the key molecule to maintain moisture levels for a juicy and youthful complexion. It can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water molecules, giving it the ability to hydrate our skin to the max. But not only does it improve your complexion – it works just the same for the skin on your scalp too, preventing the scalp from becoming dry and flaky.
Why should you use it?
Our natural levels of HA depletes as we age and the body’s production of this wonder molecule slows down, making our skin look and feel drier, rougher and with more fine lines and wrinkles as a result. Hyaluronic Acid works to restore the lost moisture by acting like a sponge attracting moisture to boost hydration on the surface of the skin, leaving you with plump and hydrated skin and hair. The intense boost of nourishment makes hair strands look and feel thicker and shinier, and gives your locks a smoother look and feel to support hair loss and breakage.
Where can I find it?
HA can be found in your skincare, from serums and creams to face masks, to your shampoos and conditioners for nourished locks and even nutritional supplements. The ingredients to look for on the label are hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, and sodium hyaluronate.
Meet the products…
Meg’s Menopause S.W.A.L.K Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Ideal for women going through the menopause, this lightweight HA serum easily absorbs into the skin and locks in moisture, improving the appearance of skin and leaving you with a glowing complexion.
Huxley Sleep Mask – Goodnight: This is beauty sleep in a bottle. The intensive overnight face mask works while you sleep to replenish the skin’s moisture levels using Hyaluronic Acid and Sahara Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil to nourish and reverse any signs of damage from the day.
Evy Daily UV Mousse SPF30: We all know that SPF is a daily must, and we love this UV-protecting mousse that’s as caring as your usual moisturiser. Infused with vitamins, collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, it leaves you with super supple and radiant skin and has a velvety-smooth formula to absorb into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
La Biosthetique Cheveaux Longs Silky Spa Shampoo: HA isn’t just found in skincare. Your hair can benefit from the wonder ingredient too – and this shampoo that’s full of HA and wheat peptides penetrates deep into the hair fibres to plump out each strand for ultra-hydrated, glossy locks.
EQUI London Original Formula: Nurture your skin from the inside out with this nutritional supplement powder that uses probiotics, marine collagen, a blend of vitamins and HA to give you overall improved hair, skin and nails.