Skin Care Ingredients 101: All About Hyaluronic Acid

As you’ve aged, you’ve seen your skin start to appear more dry, tired and wrinkled. You can’t afford not to care for your skin well anymore, so you often find yourself buying the latest serums or skin care gadgets to restore youth to your face. We’re committed to helping you understand skin care and find the best professional skin care products you can.

Because of this, we’re highlighting common, effective ingredients in skin care products and telling you how they work and what they do for your skin. We’ve already covered peptides and salicylic acid, and today’s post is on everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid. And, of course, we always recommend an LED therapy mask as one of your professional skin care products.

What is hyaluronic acid?

For starters, most people think an ingredient isn’t natural or good for you if “acid” is in the name, right? Hyaluronic acid, however, isn’t harsh on your skin; rather, it’s just the opposite. It is the key molecule in skin moisture — and we all know how important moisture is for our skin.

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your body as a polysaccharide (carbohydrate), and it is often in the spaces between your skin cells.

What does it do for my skin?

In those spaces, it offers moisture, firmness and plumpness to your skin — all those things that your skin misses and craves as you age. The phrase “soft as a baby’s bottom” could actually be tied back to hyaluronic acid! Babies are born with high levels of this acid, which is why their skin always looks so smooth, plump and soft. The levels decrease with age, though, which is why skin can lose that youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is known for replenishing moisture, which is great for all skin types — rosacea-prone, eczema-prone, oily, dry or sensitive alike. One gram of this magical, moisture-replenishing ingredient can hold up to six liters of water. It doesn’t, however, give your skin too much water, which can be negative.

Hyaluronic acid can also help your skin recover from sun exposure, pollution and harsh skin care ingredients, especially if you use it in conjunction with an LED therapy mask.

How can I use it?

Young skin is known for its ability to hold water and retain balanced moisture. Are you missing that in your life as you age? Incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skin care routine can help.

Next time you’re picking up your favorite moisturizer or serum, check that long list of ingredients on the back of the container. Does it include hyaluronic acid? If so, then you’re set. If not, then shop around and find a professional skin care product that includes hyaluronic acid and fulfills your skin care needs.

You can also meet with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will inject hyaluronic acid directly into wrinkled or sunken areas. This will plump them up and have them looking full and hydrated.

How else can I help my skin?

Looking for more out of your skin care routine? Hyaluronic acid is great, and it works well. That being said, though, you can increase its benefits when you use UV light therapy as well.

Just like science supports and shows the benefits of hyaluronic acid, science also supports UV light therapy for skin. Curious about how light therapy benefits your skin? Read more here.

One of the best parts of the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque is that it doesn’t require much time out of your schedule. If a skin care routine isn’t simple, then chances are high that you won’t do it regularly and get the results you want. Our LED light treatment, though, couldn’t be easier! You simply adjust the headband so it fits your face well, and you then wear it for eight minutes every other day.

While this isn’t much time spent using this professional skin care product, the proof is in the results. Many of the benefits of UV light therapy are actually similar to the benefits of hyaluronic acid. This LED therapy mask has 128 LEDs: 14 red and 114 infrared. The red wavelengths focus on the surface of your skin, and the infrared LED light therapy penetrates deep into your skin to stimulate cell growth and production. All of this adds up to increased collagen, which will restore plumpness and a youthful glow to your skin.

Ready to give it a try? Use an LED therapy mask and hyaluronic acid at the same time, and you’re sure to have professional skin care products that get the job done right time after time. Order yours today — we even offer a full refund if you don’t see results and notice a more radiant complexion after just 60 days of use.