Hyaluronic Acid

WHY YOU NEED HYALURONIC ACID

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So, what is the fuss really about? In a world where skincare trends come and go, it can be difficult to navigate within the wide range of essential and profitable skincare ingredients. But research shows that hyaluronic acid is not just a trend - it’s here to stay. With its abilities to provide matchless hydration, hyaluronic acid is right now being hailed as a true hero-ingredient – and here’s how it works its magic.

Ready to get hydrated? Enter: Intense Hyaluronic Mask

Preventing is much easier than rebuilding – and it’s even easier with our Intense Hyaluronic Mask. A gel mask suitable for dry and mature skin, made with a high level of active hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and the proteins collagen and elastin. All these wonderful ingredients naturally occur in the skin but decrease as the skin ages. Our Intense Hyaluronic Mask was therefore created with the aim to aid against dryness and again while maintaining the skin's natural balance. 

When you apply the mask, the hyaluronic acid will work as a sponge that prevents and protects by retaining and adding moisture to your skin. With its amazing abilities to minimize fine lines and give the skin that perfect boost, the skin will be left rejuvenated, fresh, and healthy. From dry, oily, or combination skin to acne, aging, and dull skin – hydration is the key, and every skin needs this remedy!

HYDRATION HERO – WHAT DEFINES HYALURONIC ACID?

Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate molecule – a substance that is part of the skin’s own youth-supporting matrix and has a unique ability to bind and retain water molecules. As we age, our moisture production decreases and the skin’s natural ability to recreate and protect against surrounding toxins weakens. With its filling effect, hyaluronic acid works as connective tissue in the skin that provides all skin layers with refreshing moisture. How is this possible, you may ask? It’s all thanks to its thick-flowing mass and its content of polysaccharides - a type of glucose which is responsible for the skin’s natural ability to retain and add hydration. Together with collagen and elastin fibers, hyaluronic acid also forms the skin’s support structure and stimulates its own hydration system. As the level of natural hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases with age, the skin can lose hydration, firmness, and elasticity, often causing (premature) signs of aging. 

The benefits of using products with hyaluronic acid are thus:

1. It retains and rebuilds…

By binding moisture in the skin. Any skin type can suffer from dehydration and dryness – and whether your skin has a tendency towards dry, oily, or complex skin, hyaluronic acid counteracts these effects by giving you a helping, hydrating hand. 

Hyaluronic acid is also known as a humectant – a substance with the ability to draw moisture from its surroundings. After infusing the epidermis (the top layer of skin) with moisture, the humectant penetrates the dermis (the second layer of the skin), where it binds water molecules to the cells. This process is what helps moisturize the skin totally. In other words, humectants help with long-lasting hydrating effects – from the second layer to the top layer – leading to a high level of dampness in the stratum corneum (the very outermost layer of the skin). Say goodbye to dryness and hello to completely hydrated, healthy, and revitalized skin.

Beyond that, hyaluronic acid can hold one thousand times its own weight in water molecules, leading dermatologists have revealed. And like everything else, the skin needs water. Imagine your skin as a sponge that immediately absorbs the water when “watered”. Unfortunately, as time passes, the skin cannot “water” itself and relies on external resources to keep it hydrated. This is where our Intense Hyaluronic Mask comes into the picture. With its high content of hyaluronic acid and glycerin, the mask performs and works on a deeper level in the skin to improve the skin’s facial contours, elasticity, and tightness – all while keeping it damp and healthy.

Intense Hyaluronic Mask

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2. It protects and nourishes…

By defending and upholding your skin’s natural balance. Our skin’s main function is to protect our body from harmful toxins we’re in contact with daily. Hyaluronic acid fortifies the skin’s natural barriers so that moisture can be preserved. Over time, this makes the skin able to protect itself and even helps prevent dullness. Besides being well protected, the skin’s outermost layer regains a strong, vibrant, and natural radiance, and an optimal balance. The extra moisture provided by hyaluronic acid plumps and soothes the skin without ripping its natural oils, all while visibly diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

3. It revitalizes and rejuvenates…

By strengthening the connective tissue of the skin and making it firmer. The skin has a fine, protective layer on the surface. The noblest task of this layer is to protect the inner layers of the skin. Little by little, the elastin in the skin breaks down, leaving the skin looser and more fragile. The SH (Sodium Hyaluronic) + HA (Hyaluronic acid) + Sea buckthorn equal the ultimate skin conditioning agents. They won’t replace the elastin in your skin totally but will help your skin uphold tightness longer, as they fill the skin cells and firm facial contours. Thus, hyaluronic acid, along with additional ingredients, promotes rejuvenation abilities including a healing effect. 

Most skin types can benefit from hyaluronic acid’s moisture-boosting abilities – which is why it’s included in almost any skincare product. But particularly dry, mature, and dehydrated skin will notice a significant transformation from its benefits.

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