A star product in aesthetic medicine, hyaluronic acid is now widely used in many facials. Recognized for its moisturizing, plumping and redensifying properties, it is a must-have for day / night creams, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle serums. Update on the different types of hyaluronic acid, its benefits and how to choose the right anti-aging cream according to your needs? How useful is it for young skin?
HYALURONIC ACID: THE KEY ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN ANTI-WRINKLE CARE
Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acid (of which 50% of the total amount in the body is found in the skin) plays an essential role in maintaining the hydration, tone and elasticity of the skin. A real sponge, its structure allows it to capture and retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water and thus preserve the skin's hydration by creating a protective and moisturizing barrier making it softer, smoother and plumped up.
In short, hyaluronic acid helps fill the space between cells in the epidermis. It helps improve the quality and appearance of the skin.
From the age of 20, our natural capital in hyaluronic acid begins to decrease. At the age of 50, we have lost half of it.
Without this precious molecule, the skin dries up, wrinkles set in, the cheeks become hollow and the skin loses its elasticity.
Widely used in the form of injections in aesthetic medicine, for those who are not followers of the syringe, hyaluronic acid is also widely incorporated in natural face care and can effectively fight against skin aging, reduce the wrinkles and preserve skin hydration.
WHAT TYPE OF HYALURONIC ACID FOR WHICH ANTI-AGING ROUTINE?
There are three types of hyaluronic acid with different cosmetic properties.
High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid:
A large molecule, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid acts on the surface of the epidermis. Too large to be able to penetrate the skin barrier, it plays a role in moisturizing the surface and helps to plump up wrinkles and fine lines when they are not very marked. It forms a non-occlusive moisturizing film on the surface layers of the epidermis, helping to maintain the skin's natural hydration.
This type of hyaluronic acid is found in the MUSALIS range intended for the prevention of the first signs of aging (organic day cream, organic night cream, serum) in order to prevent the first signs of skin aging.
Enriched with Green Banana extracts and full of detoxifying and energizing active ingredients, the MUSALIS range actively protects the skin and neutralizes free radicals (UV rays from the sun, pollution, etc.) responsible for skin aging.
Medium Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid:
A medium-sized molecule, medium molecular weight hyaluronic acid strengthens the skin's natural defenses, stimulates the release of beta-defensins from keratinocytes and also stimulates skin repair. This category of hyaluronic acid works on the surface of the skin but also in depth. It ensures its hydration and plumps it up.
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid:
Finally, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is a micro-molecule that allows it to penetrate and work deeper into the layers of the epidermis. It thus increases the synthesis of collagen, reduces the roughness of the skin and plumps it from the inside.
Very effective in treating cutaneous aging of the skin and established wrinkles, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is associated with Yellow Banana extracts in the anti-aging and lifting range MUSALIFT intended for mature skin (organic day cream, cream night organic serum). This redensifying and tightening ritual allows the skin to regain all of its elasticity and fade the visible signs of aging.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MOISTURIZING CREAM FOR YOUNG SKIN?
Don't you have any wrinkles? This does not prevent you from turning to natural care and organic moisturizers based on hyaluronic acid!
The perfect ally for dehydrated and dry skin, this super hydrating agent is a key ingredient to turn to to ensure optimal hydration levels throughout the day. No need to wait for the first signs of aging to use it anymore, start care with hyaluronic acid at the age of 20 to hydrate your skin because every day our body loses an average of half a liter of water.
Designed for young skin, the HYDRAMUSE range has been developed to maintain the natural hydration of all skin types.
On the one hand, the Soothing Radiance Jelly moisturizes and soothes thirsty, combination-prone and oily skin, by boosting the skin's hydration mechanisms and replenishing its water reserves thanks to a unique combination of high-performance active ingredients (Green Banana, Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid). On the other hand, the Comforting Cream, suitable for dry skin, restores the skin's hydration levels and comforts it thanks to the beneficial virtues of Yellow Banana, Mango Butter and Hyaluronic Acid.
Want to understand why and how to hydrate your skin? See our article "Moisturize or nourish your skin: what's the difference and how to choose the most suitable skin care product?" "
Whether it is to prevent the first signs of aging, fight against skin aging or maintain the skin's natural hydration, elasticity and firmness, hyaluronic acid is an ingredient of choice to incorporate into your beauty routine!