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.