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Your Guide to Hyaluronic Acid In Skincare

Your Guide to Hyaluronic Acid In Skincare

Learn all about the real science behind this trendy ingredient, all the benefits it can offer and our favourite hydrating Dermalogica products!

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19 Aug 21

Hydrated skin is a priority for us all and I can confirm that in my time as a Skin Therapist, all clients I've seen wanted their skin looking and feeling as hydrated as possible!

The best ingredient for skin hydration? Hyaluronic Acid! But do you know what is it that makes this ingredient so powerful? Let's take a look at all the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for the skin, the real science behind this trendy ingredient and our favourite Dermalogica products containing Hyaluronic!

What is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic Acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body.

The largest amounts of this substance are found in our skin.




Whats does Hyaluronic Acid do?


Hyaluronic Acid has the incredible ability to hold moisture in the skin. Think of hyaluronic acid like a big drink of water for the skin.


Hyaluronic acid penetrates the skin and binds water to skin cells, infusing all layers of the skin with valuable, rejuvenating moisture.

It's main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. It can hold 1,000 times its molecular weight in water.

Unfortunately, as we age, our natural levels of Hyaluronic Acid reduce and combined with factors like pollution and UV rays, it's common to see an acceleration of dehydration in our skin.

When it comes to skincare, Hyaluronic Acid is an essential ingredient to help combat dehydration and many other skin concerns.

The 4 main benefits of using Hyaluronic Acid

1. Attracts and holds moisture

First, when moisture is available in the atmosphere (humidity), Hyaluronic Acid latches on to those water molecules and delivers them to the skin’s outermost layer.

Second, if moisture isn’t available externally, Hyaluronic Acid attracts water from deeper layers within the skin.

It's like a magnet pulling water from down below. It then redirects this source of hydration where it’s most needed.


2. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles


Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect.

When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn’t busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.


3. Helps with oil & breakouts


Hyaluronic Acid can help balance the amount of oil in the skin as well by treating dehydrated skin.

When skin is dehydrated, it may become overly oily to compensate for the lack of moisture. This can lead to breakouts.

By treating dehydrated skin and excessive oiliness, the moisture levels in skin become balanced and acne is prevented. Plus Hyaluronic Acid has antibacterial properties, making it excellent to help controlling acne.




4. Enhances the skins natural barrier


Our skin's barrier is integral in how healthy and protected it is. The more hydrated, the better.

Since skin is our body’s first line of defence against external aggressors, we depend on it everyday for protection.

However, when skin is unhealthy, the skin’s barrier is compromised, inhibiting the body from defending itself from environmental aggressors.


Hyaluronic Acid supports the natural barriers by keeping the skin’s moisture balanced and defending the skin against free radical activity.


The great news is, every skin type benefits hydration and no matter what your skin concern, adding in a product that targets hydration is a key step to radiance and that healthy 'glow'.

Our Top #2 Hydrating Serums

Targets skin concerns before you even notice

SmartResponse technology reacts to skin's needs to hydrate, brighten, soothe, and address fine lines and wrinkles!

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A big dose of hydration! Relieves tightness and reduces appearance of fine lines and dehydration.

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Our Top #4 Hydrating Moisturisers

For All Skin Types

BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser

  • Provides 5 different types of Hyaluronic Acid
  • Gives the skin a radiance boost
  • Provides a gentle exfoliating action for brighter, smoother skin
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For Oily Skin

Active Moist

  • An oil-free, lightweight prebiotic moisturiser
  • Provides oil-free hydration to work to promote a healthy microbiome - and actively bring the skin into balance.
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For Combination Skin

Skin Smoothing Cream

  • Dermalogica best selling moisturiser
  • Infuses skin with 48hr of hydration
  • Helps shield the skin from environmental assault
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For Dry Skin

Intensive Moisture Balance

  • Ultra-Nourishing
  • Rebuilds and replenishes dry and dehydrated skin
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About the Author

My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.

On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!

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