Commonly Asked Questions About Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a game-changer in skincare, and Cosmedica Skincare was a pioneer in creating an industry-leading hyaluronic acid serum. If you aren’t familiar with this revolutionary skincare ingredient, it’s actually based on a substance that your own skin produces. That’s why it’s so well tolerated and uniquely qualified to retain moisture in your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binder that promotes healthier looking skin. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we here from clients about hyaluronic acid serum:
1. What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body produces naturally to help lubricate joints, skin, connective tissue, and muscles. In skincare, it’s used to plump up the skin drawing beneficial moisture into the skin’s barrier. The molecules of hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times their molecular weight in water, making them the ultimate moisture attractors.
When used in a serum or moisturizer, hyaluronic acid will make your skin feel more supple and smooth by holding water molecules in the skin. Plus, for aging skin, hyaluronic acid makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It's also been used for years to help with wound healing. That’s why many people use it as an anti-aging treatment skincare ingredient, either topically or in a dermal filler, because the skin will appear more glowing and youthful. Dehydrated skin isn't a problem anymore when using hyaluronic acid because it creates significant improvement in the skin.
2. How can hyaluronic acid improve my skin?
The best part about hyaluronic acid is that it holds 1,000 times its weight in water which is why it has the incredible ability to draw moisture into your skin. By using it daily, your skin will feel more hydrated, supple and rejuvenated. Radiant. Glowing. Energized. It improves the texture of your skin on so many levels. It's great when paired with a vitamin C product or weekly sheet masks.
You’ll find that the appearance of wrinkles is diminished too because when skin is fully hydrated those pesky lines aren’t as noticeable. So, an overall more youthful look is the result with regular hyaluronic acid serum use.
3. Does it work for sensitive skin?
Yes! Since hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by your body, you’ll find that even the most sensitive skin can tolerate hyaluronic acid. It’s super gentle on the skin, so don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s classified as an “acid.”
Any skin type can benefit from using our Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. That includes oily, normal and very dry skin.
Oily skin needs hyaluronic acid to balance out an overproduction of oil produced underneath a dehydrated surface. Hyaluronic acid serum works to correct that imbalance.
4. Can hyaluronic acid cause acne?
Since the skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, it’s a very well-tolerated active ingredient when used in different types of skincare. All skin types from oily to dry, even acne-prone skin can benefit from the results that using hyaluronic acid will bring to your skincare routine. Hyaluronic acid is considered a non-comedogenic ingredient, which means that it won’t clog the pores on the skin's surface contributing to more acne problems.
5. Will hyaluronic acid get rid of dark spots or age spots?
Since hyaluronic acid promotes turnover of skin cells, you’ll find that dark spots, sun spots, age spots or any kind of hyperpigmentation, especially those caused by external factors, will fade over time. Be patient with the results because most skincare products take at least 8-12 weeks to effectively make noticeable changes in your skin. Although, your skin will instantly feel more hydrated and supple with each use of a hyaluronic acid serum.
6. Can you use hyaluronic acid while pregnant?
It’s generally agreed that hyaluronic acid is a safe skincare ingredient to use while pregnant from head to toe. Keep in mind that it’s always best to check with your doctor while pregnant about any skincare ingredients you are using. Since it improves skin moisture and skin hydration, it can be very beneficial for pregnant women to use and may help possibly prevent stretch marks by keeping the skin hydrated and infused with moisture.
7. Are there any side effects from using hyaluronic acid?
Generally speaking, hyaluronic acid is a very safe and natural ingredient to use in skincare. When used as directed topically on the skin even in high concentrations, it’s very unlikely to cause any adverse reactions to worry about. This is especially true since hyaluronic acid is a substance produced by our own bodies. A true allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid is extremely rare, but would produce side effects like redness, itchy skin, and swelling. It’s always recommended when trying any new skincare to perform a “patch test.” This is usually done by rubbing a pea-sized amount of the product on the inside of the arm to see if there is any type of adverse reaction.
8. When do I use a hyaluronic acid serum in my skincare regimen?
Ideally, you want to use our industry-leading hyaluronic acid serum twice a day, morning and night. After you cleanse your skin, smooth a few drops over your damp skin before applying toner and moisturizer. When applying skincare products, it’s best to go in order of lightest texture to heavier creams. Since the hyaluronic acid serum is water-based and lightweight it should be the first product on your skin when layering moisture.
Board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons recommend hyaluronic acid quite often to their clients. Many clinical trials have been performed to prove just how safe and effective hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate is for the skin.