You've probably noticed that more and more of our everyday beauty products contain hyaluronic acid. This isn't by chance, and it's certainly not a passing phase. No, the reason this ingredient has become so popular and so essential is quite simple: it's a molecule that occurs naturally in the human body and its benefits are so impressive, it deserves an important place in your daily beauty routine! Especially when it comes to hydration...
We tell you all you need to know about the use of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic products.
Just as its name indicates, in high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, the molecule is large. It acts on the surface of the epidermis and is used for surface hydration when signs of ageing are not very pronounced. It's ideal for softening expression lines and wrinkles, and to give skin a fresher look.
At the opposite end of the scale, you'll find low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. In this case, the molecule is small (between 20 and 50 thousand daltons). Its extra-small size enables it to penetrate further into the epidermis, so it can revitalise the skin deep down.
Everyone knows that every skincare routine should include hydration! So no matter how old (or young!) you are, your skin can enjoy the benefits of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic products. It offers different benefits for different ages.
If you have young skin, the high molecular weight version of this molecule will help to prevent the first signs of ageing and keep your skin well hydrated.
If your skin is more mature, small-size hyaluronic acid will help to "fill" the skin at a deeper level and make it look smoother, plumped and more beautiful.
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