Alongside collagen, another ‘super’ ingredient that is at the top of the tree right now in the world of skin care is HYALURONIC ACID. Nearly every moisturiser, serum and supplement advertised on our TV screens, magazines and social media streams seem to have Hyaluronic Acid added. But why?
There is a whopping 120mg of this SUPERSTAR in each DermaShotz sachet, so we’re going to take a little look at Hyaluronic Acid, what it is and why it’s an amazing ingredient for your skin!
Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that occurs naturally within our body. It is used in our joints, connective tissues and skin, and can hold up to 1000 (yes, ONE THOUSAND!) times its own weight in water! It also has this really cool ability to be able to control the moisture level within our cells (so that it they don’t hold on to too much). It can even help to draw moisture from the air, helping to keep your skin moist.
However, just like with most things (unfortunately), our ability to produce our own Hyaluronic Acid declines as we age. Hence the reason Hyaluronic Acid has become one of the wonder ingredients for skin hydrating and anti-ageing products and supplements. In fact, many Dermatologists claim that Hyaluronic Acid is essential in maintaining skin hydration.
When skin is hydrated it’s appearance is soft, plump and ‘dewy’, and it can help wrinkles and lines (even deep set ones) appear reduced and smoother. It also has anti-oxidant properties which can help to protect our skin from external factors such as pollution and the sun’s damaging rays.
So, how does Hyaluronic Acid work WITH Collagen to benefit your skin?
Hyaluronic Acid actually ACCELERATES your body’s ability to both produce and synthesise (or use) collagen. So, when you take a supplement containing both Hyaluronic Acid and collagen you increase the efficacy of both. The DREAM TEAM!