Hyaluronic Acid sounds like it was raised in a lab alongside terrifying nuclear bombs, but the truth is… this gem is naturally occurring within us. HA for short, it is a molecule that occurs naturally in the skin’s structure and connective tissue. It’s been said to be “clear, sugary goo” that helps lubricate joints and even sustain the shape of eyeballs. And that's not all - it can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. Chemistry aside, Hyaluronic Acid is the most profound ingredient to deliver moisture. Hydration, or lack of hydration, is the largest impediment to attaining a coveted youthful glow, so it is absolutely worthwhile to integrate HA into your routine.
HA is definitely not new, but only recently have scientists figured out how to minimize the molecules enough to deliver through the skin’s layers. This absorption helps plump and moisturize the top layer of skin for voilà!...plumped, optimally hydrated skin. For parched winter skin, dehydration from travel, or a slip in a diet, Hyaluronic Acid may be your ultimate skin savior.
The Hyaluronic Acid Diet
Second to a pure Hyaluronic skincare, is diet. Refuel those HA from the inside out is a good way to go. And nature’s bounty agrees - there is a spectrum of foods that contain HA, so this isn’t a diet fad, it’s an easy way of life.
Citrus fruits inhibit the breakdown of Hyaluronic Acid in the first place. Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, clementines, as well as tomatoes and bananas all are delicious sources of vitamin C and also contain naringenin. This helps to retain HA and is said to lead to more supple skin in as quickly as a few weeks.
I know, can you believe a carb is on the list? Truth be told, I’m doubtful McDonald’s french fries will pass the test, but a good ol fashion potato is chock full of Hyaluronic Acid. While they are starchy, they're also high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and antioxidants.
What can’t a leafy green do? High in magnesium, leafy greens are the sidekick to creating HA in the body. All the more reason to blend up a green smoothie in the morning. Say hello to bright-looking skin!
Also chock full of magnesium, avocados are rich in fatty acids, an excellent source for further enforcing moisture to the skin. Extra guac please!
Nuts & Seeds
You guessed it, magnesium. Almonds and cashews, in particular, can make a visible difference in the plumpness of your skin. Seeds are an excellent addition to that big leafy salad you’re making. All provide clean protein and are also full of fiber, healthy fats, potassium, and vitamins.
Chocolate and Wine
YOLO. Dark chocolate and red wine don’t have HA but they are always a good idea. 😉
Hyaluronic Acid For Your Skin
Our Hyaluronic Acid is a clinical ingredient derived from fermented actives and is fully bioavailable (aka absorbed) into the skin. Available in our Night Time Antioxidants Repair Serum, an antioxidant powerhouse, HA works overnight to plump and hydrate skin. For extra support around the eye area, hydrating HA can be found in our Ultra Effective Eye Cream. Add the Oleosomes Time Release Crème as your daily moisturizer, and use regularly to see the best results. Alternatively, infuse hydration into the skin with the tiny drops of our Hydra-Treatment Mists of your choice to hydrate & plump the look of skin.
Furthermore, topical treatments with serums, moisturizers, and facial mists containing HA can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by drawing more moisture to the skin surface.