We’re all searching for the fountain of youth; to sustain our fresh-faced appearance and ultimately defy gravity as much as possible. Some of us are willing to save our precious money on plastic surgery or the highest products on the shelf to defeat the aging battle. Our genes are all different and some of us are lucky enough to avoid fillers, botox, injections and the whole nine for years and years. We see new beauty trends quite often claiming to keep us snatched to perfection, and we’re never really sure if it works or not. I hate to see those ads in magazines and the internet with drastic before and after images that just seems ridiculous and far fetched, so I tend to ignore them. On the other hand, some ingredients are getting rave reviews simply because they work and when anatomy and science is involved, you think – this can be it. That’s where I come in to talk to you guys about the supplement hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. So since it’s something that we already have, more than likely, it isn’t a foreign ingredient that should be second guessed. I remember the episode from Sex and the City when Samanatha got a rude awakening from one of her normal sexcapades which resulted in her questioning her vigorous beauty. She ran into a woman who she thought looked great, and as a favor, the lady shared her secret; simply having a procedure transferring fat from her butt to her face. It was that simple. Making her face plumper and youthful. Well to me and maybe to you, that’s not simple at all.
Well not to get off track, but we tend to become overzealous about these things and go for the gusto. HA is said to work wonders in conjuction with other ingredients. Believe it or not, it may already be in the products you’re currently using. It works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. Dermatologists recommend this supplement as one of their favorites because it isn’t harmful or toxic. It adds and retains collagen, increases moisture, and provides elasticity and flexibility. And it’s also one of the secret ingredients that is used as a lip filler for plastic surgery. Hello Kylie Jenner (lol)
Not to sound like I’ve answered your dying question: “Where is the fountain of youth?” but it’s not me that’s saying this, its the skincare world calling hyaluronic acid the “fountain of youth.” From acid creams to serums to injectables (aka: Restylane), you can find it. HA is able to penetrate the skin’s upper layers to improve and benefit the skin when applied topically. You can read more about it here which also includes things to be cautious about.
Here are the four serums I found online that reviews were unbeatable. From low retail costs to a bit higher, go ahead and try one for yourself. What do you have to lose? Except less wrinkles. I see it as more of a gain. Get it? Gaining more moisture, more glow, and more plumpness.
Peter Thomas Roth Viz 1000 Hydrating Serum – Intense hydration in a super concentrated 75% Hyaluronic Acid serum helps keep the skin hydrated with an invisible veil of moisture. Achieves hydration by attracting up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the air. Helps replenish the moisture content of aging and environmentally damaged skin while helping to restore youthful radiance. Helps skin stay moist while smoothing out the look of fine lines and a rough texture. (Via website)
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum – For skin deeply hydrates and plumps skin to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich with antioxidant Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, this formula leaves soft and rejuvenated, and because it’s botanically derived, it is considered to be the one of the highest quality HA serum on the market. (Via website)
Alina Skin Care Vitamin C Serum – SUPER HYDRATING. Vitamin C can be irritating to the skin, but not if you complement it with rich moisturizers that give your skin a flood of hydration. Our unique blend of hyaluronic acid, organic aloe and vegetable based glycerin creates a powerful moisturizing boost to this serum. If you have sensitive skin, this is the Vitamin C serum to try.
Youth to the People Kale + Tri-Peptide 37 + Vitamin C Age Prevention Serum – A high-performance, firming and brightening serum loaded with superfoods—kale and spinach—for a healthy-looking complexion. (via website)
Note: Here are other names for Hyaluronic Acid you may see. – Acide Hyaluronique, Ácido Hialurónico, Glycoaminoglycan, Glycoaminoglycane, Hyaluran, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate de Sodium, Hyaluronate Sodium, Hylan, Sodium Hyaluronate.