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Hyaluronic acid: the lowdown on our #1 anti-aging ally

And here’s the best bit: this powerful ingredient is closer than you think...

Hailed as a miracle ingredient for youthful skin, hyaluronic acid has become a major player on the skincare scene, adored by experts and enthusiasts alike. With its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, this hydrating element could hold the secret to younger looking skin. But what actually is it, and how could it possibly work this kind of magic? Keep reading to get the ultimate lowdown on hyaluronic acid...

Hyaluronic acid already occurs naturally in your body

Even though we see it everywhere when it comes to anti-aging beauty products, were you aware that hyaluronic acid (HA) already naturally occurs in our bodies? Found in between our skin’s connective tissue and around our eyes and joints, this substance holds moisture in the space between our skin cells, keeping our skin plump, elastic and radiant.

As a baby, the level of HA found in our skin cells is very high - hence the phrase ‘baby-soft skin’, however as we get older, our body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid dwindles and can lead to a loss of volume in our skin. Experts suggest that our natural hyaluronic acid levels start to deplete at around the age of 26, so give your skin a boost by adding a HA product (or three!) to your skincare regime

Give your skin a boost by including HA in your beauty regime

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant molecule, which essentially means that it acts like a sponge, pulling in water from the environment and enveloping your skin in moisture - one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 litres of water!

When applied topically, hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable, protective barrier, and penetrates into the dermis which helps to boost the elasticity and hydration of the skin. When HA is applied through creams and serums, not only does it intensely hydrate dry skin to make it look more youthful and luminous, but it also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. A touch of HA in our beauty regimes can leave our complexions looking smoother, plumper and firmer - the key to healthy skin!

Aquasource Everplump - the ultimate plumping, replenishing treatment

Here in the #livemore editorial team, Aquasource Everplump is our hyaluronic favorite to use in our beauty routine, both morning and night - and whenever we can fit it in in between!

With a highly dense gel texture, this plumping moisturizer helps to replenish, strengthen and smooth skin. This ultra-hydrating moisturizer contains Blue Hyaluron - a natural hyaluronic acid sourced in French Polynesia which has been created thanks to aquatic biology and activates skin’s natural production of HA. In fact, in a clinical evaluation, 57 women found that their skin felt on average 52.3% more toned after the first application, and 15.4% more plump after one week of use - why not give it a try?!

Upgrade your beauty regime to include hyaluronic acid, and look forward to radiant, youthful and plump skin!

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