Ingredient Spotlight: Hyaluronic acid


I know you have heard of it, and you have probably said it in your head a few times wondering how to pronounce it correctly, but do you know what it actually is?

Hyaluronic acid, or hyaluronan, (aka hyal) is a beauty miracle worker! It works to plump and moisturize your skin, reducing fine lines and softening skin, and even helps speed healing. Its benefits last all day, and keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh.

It also has uses far beyond beauty and is used throughout health care. However, we will just focus on the beauty aspect.

But what is it?  Hyaluronic Acid is essentially a sugar molecule, that binds collagen to water. As both collagen and hyaluronic acid are naturally occurring your skin, the effects of using Hyaluronic acid are quickly visible. And, although “acid” is in its name, it is in no way irritating or burning. It is gentle and safe for all skin types.

As we age, and as we are exposed to the natural environment, our skins collagen degrades. Leading to all kinds of issues. Hyaluronic acid helps water bind to collagen and plump it up keeping the healthy look and feel of youthful skin. This is another reason to use a good SPF every day!

Because Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body, its source scan vary. It can be generated in a lab from bacteria or sourced from animals. Keep this in mind when choosing the best one for you.

More added benefits of Hyaluronic acid include being lightweight (so it blends quickly and easily), fast acting results plus long-lasting benefits overtime. It also works beautifully in all types of skincare as an ingredient, and because it pulls moisture into the skin it improves the effectiveness of other skincare products you are already using!

Hyaluronic acid really is like a magic ingredient that no one should leave out of their daily routine.

Here are 4 of our picks to help get you started.

DERMATORY Pro Hyal Shot Moisture Ampoule 20ml
Fast absorbing ampule, to bring Hyaluronic Acid deep into the skin

VEGAN! - Benton Aloe Hyaluron Cream 50g - VEGAN! 
This ultra soothing cream is 40% Aloe and 7% Hyaluronic Acid, for ultra soothing benefits 


It'S SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask Sheet 17g X 10ea
Easy and fun to use, this mask 10 mask set provides a deep Hyaluronic treatment, plus the added benefit of time spent relaxing!


    MISSHA Super Aqua Ultra Hyalron Emulsion 130ml
    Lightweight moisture formulated with 10x hyaluronic acid compounds to restore and build your skin's hydration barrier. A favorite of ours for layering under makeup or sunblock!

    Take care of your skin, and don't forget to take care of your neck and chest too!


    LUX+YOU Beauty Co.