You hear about it everywhere on almost every skincare product for mature women, but what is it?
Let’s go through all your pressing hyaluronic acid FAQs.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule called a humectant. It is a molecule that’s designed to retain moisture.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Natural?
Yes! Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout your body. It’s mainly found in your skin which makes sense when you consider how many products containing hyaluronic acid are made to focus on improving your skin’s condition.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do?
Hyaluronic acid retains moisture. This means that it promotes volume and plumpness in skin by trapping water inside.
If it’s Found in My Body, Why Should I Use More?
As you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin’s epidermis (the uppermost layer of your skin) drastically decreases. This is because of a change in how molecules are produced by your body as you age.
So, to make up for the loss of the natural production of hyaluronic acid in your body, many women choose to use products to supplement their natural levels of hyaluronic acid.
How do I know which Hyaluronic Acid to use?
While Hyaluronic Acid is a popular addition to serums, a hyaluronic acid molecule is too large to penetrate the skin and improve hydration below the surface.
That’s where sodium hyaluronate – a salt extracted from hyaluronic acid – comes into play.
The molecule is small enough to sink into the skin to nourish and hydrate the deeper layers, which can be just as dehydrated as the visible layers on the top.
How does Sodium Hyaluronate work?
When applied, sodium hyaluronate drags moisture into skin cells to quench dryness and increase hydration.
Wrinkles and lines fade as skin regains its smoothness.
A 2014 study found that sodium hyaluronate could not only shrink wrinkle depth and volume but also improve elasticity.
That’s why Fièra Citrus Stem Cell Serum contains high-quality sodium hyaluronate: to absorb deep into the skin’s layers, hydrate cells, and undo dehydration for smoother, tighter skin.
Benefits of the Citrus Stem Cell Serum
- Maintains, supports, and promotes collagen and elastin production
- Binds water back into the skin
- Combined with Vitamin C, has an exponential effect on skin’s rejuvenation
For the perfect balance, we recommend combining the Citrus Stem Cell Serum with the Fièra Luxury Concealer, which has the benefits of healthy, useful makeup along with hyaluronic acid as an ingredient.
Should I Use Something in Addition to Hyaluronic Acid?
If you find that you’d like even more firming action with your skin, then hyaluronic acid is completely safe to combine with other moisturizers such as neck creams! Just try to prioritize using products from the same brand, because those have been tested to work together and you don’t have to worry about ingredients that don’t blend properly.
Tips and Tricks For Making the Most Out of Hyaluronic Acid
When using products like hyaluronic acid, it’s best to establish a routine where you consistently use the product. You won’t magically get the results unless you use the products consistently. Things like hyaluronic acid work best when used over a period of time.
Combine with Sunscreen
Many products include SPF, but it’s often a minimal amount. For that reason, we recommend using sunscreen separately. With a separate sunscreen, the SPF can be high enough to truly work with your skin, then you can let your other products focus on being cream, concealer, or primer.
Only Use Products Made for You
Many beauty products claim to work on mature skin, but they weren’t specifically designed for mature skin. That’s why at Fièra, our products are designed for, tested on, and perfect for mature women.