Hyaluronic Acid Serum is well tolerated even in those with sensitive skin types and you should not expect any side effects. This is why we love this serum!
Hyaluronic Acid is no longer a secret.
Nearly everyone has seen Hyaluronic Acid, “HA”, or Sodium Hyaluronate printed on the back of numerous beauty formulations.
But what makes Hyaluronic Acid serum a go-to ingredient for beauty products?
We will go over our top reasons for why this ingredient is one of our favorites.
While Hyaluronic Acid may have a harsh sounding name, it is actually considered a carbohydrate and is surprisingly gentle on the skin.
Some skincare formulations even combine Hyaluronic Acid with more irritating ingredients like retinoids to help minimize the irritation.
So, even those with sensitive skin should do just fine with a daily Hyaluronic Acid serum.
However, there are always outliers, and some people may have a reaction to nearly anything applied to the skin. So a spot test is always recommended for any new addition to your skin regimen.
Hyaluronic Acid is produced naturally and is a big component of skin, joint cartilage, and other connective tissues.
Your skin cells are already producing Hyaluronic Acid, but this production reduces over time.
This means, in order to help retain the same dewy appearance of your skin from your 20s, your skin cells may need some help keeping up those HA levels.
Hyaluronic is extremely hygroscopic, meaning that it pulls in water from the surrounding environment, including that humid air that you were just complaining about.
Just 1 gram of Hyaluronic acid has the water-binding capacity of 6 liters!
That is equivalent to about a ¼ teaspoon’s worth of the stuff holding 3 two-liter soda bottles worth of water.
That’s a beauty win in our book.
With all that water-binding ability, Hyaluronic Acid can easily plump out those dehydrated skin cells.
This hydration boost helps give skin a full and springy look.
One placebo-controlled study found that applying a Hyaluronic Acid solution to a wound helped it heal twice as fast.
And, yes, that pimple you just popped is technically a wound now - so grab your Hyaluronic serum and dab some on.
Now that you know about Hyaluronic’s water-binding superpower - it makes sense how it helps with fine lines.
Hyaluronic Acid is plumping up those skin cells, including the cells surrounding those fine line creases.
More cell plumping = less visible wrinkles.
Since Hyaluronic Acid is already a naturally produced component of skin cells, the skin doesn’t seem to mind a little extra applied in the form of a serum.
Aside from the rare irritation, topical Hyaluronic Acid is generally very well tolerated even in those with very sensitive skin types and you should not expect any side effects.
One study tested skin content of naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid in people of various ages, and found that by age 60, granules of Hyaluronic Acid were completely absent.
The researchers concluded that the age-related loss of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin may lead to some of the most common signs of aging including less water content, wrinkling, and decreased elasticity.
So, by giving the skin cells some of this Hyaluronic Acid back, you may be able to hold off some of these unwanted signs of aging.
With some beauty products, you have to put up with initial side effects that may be...not so beautiful.
Luckily, with Hyaluronic Acid, there are no initial “acclimating” effects like peeling, dryness, or redness.
Another great thing about Hyaluronic - it does not cause the sun sensitization like some other serum chemicals might, so you can even apply this before your day at the beach and be ok. (But, apply your sunscreen anyway!)
Since there is no “adjustment period” or build up with HA, you should start noticing the hydrating benefits after the first application.
To maximize the amount of the effects, make sure to apply at least once daily to clean and exfoliated skin (the fewer dead skin cells the serum has to penetrate, the better).
There are no special application times or rules for Hyaluronic Acid serum application.
Apply once or multiple times daily to clean skin, even under your normal moisturizer and make-up.
The popularity and safety profile of this ingredient makes it easy to find at any beauty supply store.
We always advise to source from brands that you trust and be sure to look into any additional ingredients before making your selection.
Our Strut Anti-Aging Formula contains pharmaceutical grade Sodium Hyaluronate along with other evidence-based skin-boosting ingredients like lactic acid, niacinamide, and tretinoin. This makes our pharmacist and physician formulated cream a one-stop shop for your beauty needs.
Have an Online Visit with our doctors today to see if Strut Anti-Aging or Strut Brightly formulas fit into your beauty routine.