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Acronyms to know and why they're good for you....HA: Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all mammals.  HA cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair, and fills the eye.  Although originally discovered in 1934 by Karl Meyer, HA gained momentum only after a visit by a reporter to a Japanese village of Yuzuri Hara to find out why both men and women in their 80’s and 90’s had smooth wrinkle free skin, flexible joints, full heads of hair and activity levels that defied their age.  This was eventually found to be related to oestrogen-like molecules in their diet from soya and tofu, which sent signals to the cells to make more hyaluronic acid.

Our bodies roughly contain 15 grams of HA and it is found in virtually every part of the body.  With such a widespread occurrence, it is logical that HA also has multiple functions.   Scientific studies have shown that HA improves skin hydration, stimulates production of collagen in skin, works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, maintains skin elasticity, cushions joints and nerve tissues, has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity and maintains the fluid in the eye tissues, which may help to protect against numerous possible eye concerns.

The average human body contains roughly 15 grams of HA, one third of which is degraded and synthesized on a daily basis. This is where the problems arise! The manufacture of every single protective agent in the body declines with age and HA is no exception to this rule.  Decreasing levels of hyaluronic acid are known to accompany the ageing process and it is estimated that by the time we reach our mid-40’s, the synthesis of HA is roughly half that required by the body.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Almost half of the body’s HA is located in the collagen of skin and it is logical that HA plays a vital role here.  Hyaluronic acid helps to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturizer.  In fact, no other biological substance can retain as much water as HA resulting in increased smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles.  Equally important is its ability to remove waste matter from cells including those where there is little blood circulation.

Today, hyaluronic acid is considered equally important, if not more important, than Collagen. The most common application for hyaluronic acid is in anti-ageing therapy, particularly with cosmetic procedures such as the elimination of skin imperfections and wrinkles, but are also used in anti-aging skincare as well. 

 

Different names that Hyaluronic Acid take: HA (acronym), Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, glycosaminoglycan

 

Our Pure Hyaluronic Acid Eye & Face Serum is derived from the potato family of yams (we rock out in the vegan department!) and our HA eye and face serum is our best seller for a reason.  It is of a cosmetic grade, so the molecule count is higher than food grade.  The difference is in the effectiveness....along with the feel.  If it's food grade, the Hyaluronic Acid will just slide right off your hand/fingers.  Cosmetic grade, because of the high density in Hyaluronic Acid, will sit on top of your hand/fingers until you are ready to spread it around your face. Test it out and see for yourself!

 

We have Hyaluronic Acid serum that's dedicated to solely help rehydrate your skin.  However, we also paired it in our 4 major anti-aging ingredients to make up our natural anti-aging skincare line.  Check out the products that have Hyaluronic Acid!

 

     

Pure Hyaluronic Acid Eye & Face Serum                           

                  

Concentrated Anti-Aging Serum

           

Amaze Anti-Aging Cream

 

 

 

                      

Age Defying Eye Cream                                 Revitalizing Eye Gel

 

 

    

 

Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Mask

 

 

                                           

Apple Rose Stem Cell Moisturizing Cream                      Apple Rose Stem Cell Moisturizing Cream

(Normal to Oily)                                                               (Normal to Dry)

 

We are adamant on using the highest grade of Hyaluronic Acid available in order to make clean and effective skincare.  No gimicks, what you feel is what you get! The don't describe Hyaluronic Acid as "the fountain of youth" for nothing!

 

Get hydrated today with any of our products!



Article written by Victoria Wong

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