Hyaluronic Acid is the skin’s natural hydration factor known for its excellent ability to attract moisture from the air and retain water in the skin. Between us…it’s the real secret to youthful and healthy skin.
In our younger years, the levels of Hyaluronic Acid in our body is incredibly high – hence we have plump, soft, and radiant skin. Yet, unfortunately as we age, our body produces less Hyaluronic Acid, and the skin is used to supporting other functions and areas within the body, such as our eyes and organs. Other factors like harsh weather, heating, air conditioning and even underlying skin conditions can also trigger tiny breaks in the protective skin barrier, allowing water to escape easily. All these factors and the natural depletion of Hyaluronic Acid causes the skin to become dehydrated, which in turn leads to fine lines, wrinkles and premature aging – all things we wish to avoid.
This brings us to the reason of WHY it is so important to boost our Hyaluronic levels in as many ways we can. In doing so, we can restore the skin’s natural volume and replace what has been lost, so the skin can function at the best of its ability again.
Key benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
- Helps replenish and retain moisture, resulting in hydrated, plump, radiant skin.
- Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Restores the skin’s natural volume to noticeably define facial contours.
- Absorbs quickly into the skin – meaning no need to wait in between layering products.
- Has antioxidant properties to leave the skin looking healthy and protected against any external factors and environmental stresses.
Who can use Hyaluronic Acid?
We know why it is beneficial to treat our skin with this wonderful ingredient, but you might still be wondering whether or not it suits all skin types. The answer to that is a firm “yes”. We know it’s great for dehydrated and mature skin because of its hydrating and anti-aging properties, but it certainly doesn’t limit itself to sensitive, or oily skin. In fact, Hyaluronic Acid has a natural calming effect on the skin, making it completely suitable for breakout and redness-prone skin. As for oily skin types, when your skin is dehydrated it produces more sebum to moisten your skin, so the key to balancing and controlling oil production is by ensuring your skin is hydrated, and what better way to do that than introducing Hyaluronic Acid into your regimen? Using lightweight serums, gels and creams with Hyaluronic Acid won’t clog the pores or leave heavy residue, but instead, it will assist in keeping oily skin in check.
How can you add Hyaluronic Acid to your skincare routine?
Enter Intraceuticals’ Hyaluronic Layering System. This layering system includes three simple steps that can be applied within 90 seconds with no wait time in between. It combines low, medium and high weight Hyaluronic to not only deeply hydrate but also to deliver anti-aging and specific ingredients the skin needs. With this layering system you’ll be able to effectively treat your skin with all the nourishment it needs to replenish the Hyaluronic Acid that has been lost over time.
If you’re used to applying only one moisturizer and leaving it at that, you might find that you’re not receiving the results that you would when applying additional products underneath. It’s incredibly common for people to reach for their moisturizer as soon as their skin feels dehydrated but may not realize that this isn’t the most effective solution. Of course, moisturizing is a very important step when it comes to hydrating the skin, but this will only address and protect the top layer of the skin, when the issue of dehydration really lies within the deeper layers.
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Your guide to Hyaluronic Layering
Intraceuticals‘ propriety ‘3 Step Hyaluronic Layering’ technology – also known as the Revive, Replenish and Protect steps – is the skincare brand’s foundation where each step works together to dramatically improve the way your skin attracts and holds moisture. Say hello to maximum results and deeply hydrated skin.
Step 1: REVIVE
The first step of Hyaluronic Layering ‘Revive’ features low weights of Hyaluronic, which is the smallest form of Hyaluronic molecules found in Intraceuticals’ range of serums and targeted treatments. This low molecular weight naturally binds moisture and balances skin moisture levels in the deeper layers of the skin. You’ll also find it improves volume, softens appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provides a visible lifting and toning effect.
Step 2: REPLENISH
The second step sets out to replenish the skin and provides a reservoir of effective ingredients for the skin to draw from – all thanks to medium weights of Hyaluronic. The gel features this medium molecular weight, helping to deliver deep long-lasting hydration to revived skin. Benefits include enhanced skin volume, smoothing the appearance of lines, wrinkles and rough skin.
Step 3: PROTECT
The third and final step of the Hyaluronic Layering system is the cream, which draws moisture from the air and is designed specifically to protect the surface of the skin from dryness and harsh environmental conditions. This step features a high weight of hyaluronic, where, thanks to its large molecules, it can provide a breathable barrier to enhance the defence across the first layer of the skin. Not only are you protecting your skin from all external nasties, your skin will be looking smoother and tighter, more nourished and most of all hydrated.
As you may be able to tell, Hyaluronic Acid is certainly a team player, especially in the 3 Step Hyaluronic Layering System. An important take away is to layer your products in the right order, from lightest to heaviest (serums to creams), this ensures you are nurturing the skin with all the important nutrients and hydration it needs to function effectively and give you that glowy, plump, youthful looking skin.