What You Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid
Although hyaluronic acid stands out with its superior moisturizing properties, if it is not chosen and used correctly, you may have drier skin than before.
In this article, we've told you everything you need to know about how to choose the best hyaluronic acid and add it to your daily skin care routine.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid—also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate—is a sticky, slippery substance that your body naturally produces. It is the main component of the extracellular matrix, meaning it is what holds cells together to form living tissues such as skin. It is found everywhere in the body, especially in the skin, eyes and joints.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that has a basic function in the lively and plump appearance of the skin, with its water retention capacity of 1000 times its weight. It gives structure to your skin, plays an important role in the wound healing process, and as it decreases as we age, it makes it more susceptible to sagging and wrinkles. Therefore, it is a logical option to turn to skin care products containing this acid for extra support with advancing age.
How to Choose the Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum?
Scientific research shows that the molecular weight of hyaluronic acid and its concentration ratio in the product formulation are critical for positive effects on the skin (references PMID: 22052267 and PMID: 27050698 ). Molecular weight is the property of the substance that determines its penetration capacity into subcutaneous tissues. Among the molecular weight versions of hyaluronic acid divided into categories such as high, low, extra low, super low , the most ideal is considered to be low molecular weight. While hyaluronic acid with high molecular weight cannot create the desired effect on the skin, extra and super low weight variations increase the possibility of carrying bacteria to the lower layers of the skin, causing the risk of skin inflammation and are not recommended by dermatologists.
Active ingredients used in high concentrations in product formulations (hyaluronic acid in this case) are also not always a good sign. Experts' advice is to prefer formulas below two percent , with the warning that higher concentrations may cause skin irritation and dryness. So more doesn't always mean better!
Finally, as with all water-based skin care products, products that minimize contact with air and skin should be preferred in order to preserve the freshness of the product and prevent bacterial growth. If products in dropper form are preferred, avoid contact of the dropper tip with the skin and hands; We recommend that you apply the product to your skin by dropping it onto your fingertips without touching it.
How to Add Hyaluronic Acid to Your Skin Care Routine?
Whenever we talk about healthy and vibrant skin, we are essentially talking about skin that is well moisturized and has a high water content. With the capacity to bind up to 1000 times its weight in water, the main function of hyaluronic acid is to keep water molecules on the surface of your skin to keep your skin beautiful and moisturized. Therefore, it should always be applied to slightly damp skin.
You should definitely apply hyaluronic acid to clean and moist skin. After washing your face and neck area with a delicate facial cleansing gel, you can apply it by dropping a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum onto your fingertips and massaging it into your skin, before drying it completely (or without waiting for it to dry completely).
Since the body produces hyaluronic acid itself, the risk of causing allergies on its own is very low. However, of course, you can test whether you are allergic to other ingredients in the product, if any, by doing a small patch test on your inner arm.
You can safely add hyaluronic acid serum to your morning and evening routine. After applying it to your clean and damp skin, you can apply your moisturizing cream just before your skin absorbs all the serum to increase its moisturizing capacity.
Whether you have dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin, everyone, including pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, can add hyaluronic acid serum to their routine with peace of mind.
What is the Content of RHANEVA INTENSE HYDRO Hyaluronic Acid Serum?
RHANEVA INTENSE HYDRO Moisturizing Facial Serum is a Cosmos Organic and Vegan certified product that combines organic aloe vera gel and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid with the most ideal concentration ratios. It has been observed that the low molecular weight hyaluronic acid it contains increases skin moisture by 20% in 30 minutes, and in a 6-week experiment, it reduces sebum production by 25% and the appearance of wrinkles by 43%.
In addition to superbly moisturizing your skin:
- Increases antioxidant enzymes in your skin
- Protects your skin against oxidative stress
- Supports skin microbiome
- It has an anti-inflammatory effect and actively improves the skin barrier.