Beauty editors, skincare companies and anti-aging aficionados are having a serious love affair with hyaluronic acid lately. The stuff is everywhere: not just as the main ingredient in injectable fillers but also in topical serums, lotions, creams and masques; it’s making its way into foundation, primer, blush and lipstick, too. Something that popular has got to do amazing things for your skin—right?

Well, kind of. I’ve been dabbling with hyaluronic acid (or “HA” as the real skincare junkies call it) for a few years now with mixed results, and finally I figured out why. If you’ve been on the fence about it too, or are just curious about this so-called wonder ingredient, read on to find out what it does, how to use it—and if you even should.

It’s particularly important to skin appearance because about 50 percent of the body’s supply is located in the skin tissues, where the viscous, jelly-like substance helps keep it plump, soft and supple… for a while, at least. Our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age (sob!), which can lead to increased dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.

So that’s one reason why skincare and cosmetic enhancement companies are encouraging us to use their synthetically-derived hyaluronic acid products—they claim to help replenish our lost stores of it.

MY FAV’S ARE:

HYLAMIDE SubQ Eyes – added surface hydration, erases dynamic lines, diminishes puffiness and dark circles.

HYLAMIDE Low-Molecular HA Multi Depth Re-hydration Booster Serum – Serious Hydration for your skin, giving the appearance of young, succulent skin.

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE!  XX

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