Hyaluronic acid; it’s what everyone’s talking about on TikTok, Instagram, and morning shows. Recent medical studies have revealed additional benefits of one of our body’s most important tools for maintaining health and beauty. It’s a compound also known as hyaluronan, which is actually a clear, gooey substance that our own bodies naturally produce! For the science geeks out there, here’s the molecular mix: Hyaluronic acid is a polymer of disaccharides, which are composed of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, linked via alternating β-(1→4) and β-(1→3) glycosidic bonds. Whew! Okay, let’s get to the cool stuff…
Hyaluronic acid is found in our skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Thanks to this amazing compound, it helps our tissues to retain needed water and keep our cells well lubricated and moist.
As we age and are exposed to the sun and pollutants, our hyaluronic acid levels decline and can affect not only our appearance but also the healthy functions of our skin and other tissues. To offset that decline, some people may take it as a supplement, but it’s also used in topical serums, eye drops, and clinical injections.
Here are three scientifically backed benefits of using hyaluronic acid and why it’s a key component in several Hivessence skincare products!
1. Promotes Healthy Skin and Tissues – we somewhat have covered this above, but as we also mentioned, our bodies’ amount of available hyaluronic acid declines due to environmental conditions, diet, and aging. Hivessence specially blended serums can visibly reduce wrinkles, redness, and dermatitis in most people.
2. Speeds Healing of Wounds and Scrapes – much like honey, hyaluronic acid plays an even bigger role in healing cells and tissues. It has a special way of regulating inflammation levels and alerting the body to create additional capillaries in order to deliver more blood to the area of repair. This also speeds the recovery time while creating antibacterial benefits to fight off the risk of infection.
3. Younger and Healthier Appearance – the visual signs of using products featuring hyaluronic acid can be dramatic depending on the person’s skin condition, skin type, and age, but most everyone reports positive results with the proper use and application. Hivessence features hyaluronic acid in several of our most popular products including:
a. Hivessence Universal Primer – preps skin with vitamins, deeply hydrates, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
b. Hivessence Pro-Repair Serum – replenishes skin’s moisture and texture, long-lasting hydration, improves appearance of firmness and elasticity.
c. Hivessence Wrinkle Recovery – reduces the appearance of wrinkles, improves firmness and elasticity, evens out skin tone and complexion.
d. Hivessence Herbal Eye Cream – reduces puffy, tired eyes and dark circles. Helps plump and smooth appearance of fine lines, calms and hydrates the delicate skin around the eye area.
e. Hivessence Hydrating Face Moisturizer – renews tired skin with long-lasting effects. Leaves face feeling cool, smooth, and nourished.
f. Hivessence Hand & Body Restore Cream – reduces the appearance of age spots and fine lines, visibly firms age-prone areas. Helps brighten dull and dry skin with an even tone.
g. Hivessence Detox Nightwear Cream – improves skin’s appearance of elasticity and firmness. Soothes and nourishes skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots and creating an even tone.
Used as part of your daily and weekly skincare routine along with a health diet, proper hydration, supplements, and plenty of exercise and rest, adding hyaluronic acid products to your personal care can greatly add years of youthful looking skin!
Hyaluronic acid in inflammation and tissue regeneration, March 28, 2016
Bacteriostatic effects of hyaluronic acid, April 7, 1999
Hyaluronan in wound healing: rediscovering a major player, September and October, 2014