Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring glycosaminoglycan (a modified sugar-like compound) in your skin's cellular matrix that attracts and holds up to 1000x its weight in water. It is a vital humectant that your skin requires to keep itself firm and healthy. Humectants are compounds that draw moisture from the surrounding atmosphere directly into your skin.
As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid we naturally retain is diminished and therefore we need to supplement it daily to maintain healthy vibrant skin.
In fact, what we call “youthful” skin is skin that is rich in hyaluronic acid and you have to look no further than the cheeks of your nearest toddler to see an example! However, as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid we naturally retain is diminished and therefore we need to supplement it daily to maintain healthy vibrant skin. It's also best to avoid sun damage and environmental pollutants to keep our cellular matrix healthy.
With that said, the good news is that hyaluronic acid is now not only vegan and sustainably sourced, but also ubiquitous in its manufacturing which means that we can all now enjoy it in several products in our daily routine!
So where can we find it?
So where can we find it? Usually you'll find it in a stand alone serum, but at Saffron & Sage we like to take a layered approach. You'll first find it in our Clarify Hypoallergenic Gel Cleanser. Not only will it cleanse your skin, but also hydrate it as well so you can say goodbye to post cleansing “dry-face”.
Next, you'll find it in our Nourish Hydrating & Firming Serum. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, actives and you guessed it – a very generous concentration of hyaluronic acid.
Lastly, you'll find it in our Restore ph & Oil Balancing Moisturizer. This not only helps balance out your pH and oil levels but also ensures that hyaluronic acid stays on your skin throughout the day helping you to draw moisture into your cells to help you achieve and maintain your optimal skin health!
Contributor: Dr. Salar Parvini, Saffron & Sage Chief Science Officer