Hyaluronic acid: a key ingredient for dehydrated skin relief
With the winter season often comes dry skin, making it all the more important to adapt one’s skin care routine. In this article, find out all about hyaluronic acid, the miracle molecule of moisturizing and anti-aging skin care.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural and essential constituent of the human body and the skin, since it is the substance in which live the fibroblasts, the cells that secrete collagen and elastin fibres. Its moisturizing and anti-aging virtues first attracted the attention of the aesthetic medicine industry, then the cosmetics industry. The former uses it in the form of injections and the latter integrates it into various beauty products in the form of a molecule.
Skin benefits 
- It attracts and retains water like a sponge in the skin tissue, which ensures optimal and continuous hydration. Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water!
- It promotes the production of collagen, which gives the skin elasticity, tonicity and resistance.
- It participates in tissue regeneration and healing of the skin.
- It promotes cellular development.
What skin types is hyaluronic acid beneficial for?
Although hyaluronic acid is recommended for all skin types, it is particularly beneficial for dehydrated skin (because of its exceptional moisturizing properties), blemish prone skin (since it is neither greasy nor occlusive) and mature skin (because it fills wrinkles and firms the epidermis).
*Did you know that once we reach our twenties, the natural production of hyaluronic acid in the skin gradually diminishes? Once we reach our fifties, we produce half as much hyaluronic as when we are born. As a result, the skin dries and relaxes, and wrinkles begin to appear. Hence the importance of using products that contain this ingredient to prevent signs of aging and increase hyaluronic acid intake.
Hyaluronic acid products available at Avril
ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND: The German cosmetics brand has developed the AQUANATURE range especially for dehydrated skin. Its innovative complex (composed of plant-based hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, papyrus cells and marine plant extract) intensively moisturizes the skin, in addition to promoting cellular regeneration.
- AQUANATURE Hyaluronate Moisturising Cream
- AQUANATURE Hyaluronate Creme Sorbet
- AQUANATURE Hyaluronate Moisturising Serum
- AQUANATURE Refreshing Cleansing Mousse
PHYT’S: Thanks to the combination of hyaluronic acid and natural active ingredients, the Aqua PHYT’S range by French brand PHYT’S is organic and 100% natural certified skincare that provides a 24h moisturizing response to all skin types.
- Aqua PHYT’S 24H Hydrating Cream
- Aqua PHYT’S 24H Hydrating Fluid
- Aqua PHYT’S 3-in-1 cleanser, toner & hydrator
CORPA FLORA: The Antidote range is Quebec brand CORPA FLORA’s flagship product. These “hydration enhancers” have been designed to work in harmony with the skin and other CORPA FLORA products to prevent the effects of aging caused by dehydration.
- Antidote H +
- Antidote H (B5)
Episilk: The American brand offers the Hyalogic range. It includes an extremely hydrating hyaluronic acid serum that tones and beautifies the skin by helping the skin retain moisture, smooth fine lines and reduce wrinkles. A hyaluronic acid and shea butter based lip balm, is also available to moisturize your lips while giving them a full and healthy appearance.
- Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
- Hyaluronic AcidLip balm
Collagena: Both formulated with marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, the anti-aging face mask and hydrogel eye patches from the French brand Collagena make the skin more hydrated and supple, in addition to giving the skin a lifting effect and a significant decrease in wrinkles.
- Anti-aging Face Mask
- Hydrating & anti-aging hydrogel eye patches
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