Why we LOVE Hyaluronic Acid – and know you will too

While it’s not necessarily new-news, hyaluronic acid has become a popular anti-ageing ingredient in skincare. And for good reason. Why? Because it really works!

Let’s take a good look at this active ingredient, what it is and what it can do for your skin. 

What is it?

  • Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not actually an “acid”. It is a type of sugar (specifically, a polysaccharide). So it won’t burn or harm your skin in any way.

  • Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid as one of the agents that help to make collagen. However quantities reduce sharply as we age.

  • Topically applied, hyaluronic acid is suitable for all skin types.

How does it improve your skin?

  • It’s super-hydrating – it can hold over 1,000 times its weight in water within skin cells. It boosts our natural hydration stores and assists to moisturise the skin.

  • It instantly plumps and firms skin – visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

  • It works as an osmotic pump – which means that it helps push other active ingredients deeper into skin to improve their effectiveness.

  • With on-going use it improves skin texture and quality and fights the signs of ageing.

Hyaluronic acid is one of the key active ingredients in Antidote Essentials’ Serums.

SERUM Age Rescue – a high dose of hyaluronic acid combined with vitamin c, provides a powerful anti-ageing 1-2-punch. This is a product you can feel working straight away with an instant lift and noticeably brighter skin. With continued use you will see a brighter complexion and a reduction in fine lines.

SERUM Eye Revive – hyaluronic acid helps to improve fine lines and firm the skin around the delicate eye area. With vitamin c and coffee oil to brighten and reduce puffiness and dark circles.

SERUM Anti-Blemish – hyaluronic acid improves hydration to support damaged and blemish-prone skin – without greasiness.

SERUM Hydrate – supporting the nourishing and vitamins and hydrating oils, hyaluronic acid helps to draw moisture in to the skin to plump and hydrate.