I wrote about the benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin aging a while ago.
But, since then, I've received a lot of questions about it a new topical hyaluronic acid product - called Anti-Aging Duo - that was supposed to really help promote firmer, more hydrated skin
Up until now, I personally never saw any spectacular benefits to hyaluronic acid products.
The creams never did much and the serums felt – well just sort of tacky and never felt like they hydrated or moisturized my face at all.
But, in the interest of my website visitors (and for my own personal quest to find some great products that work well for women over 40)..............
I thought I’d keep an open mind and do more research and try other hyaluronic acid products. And I'm glad I did.
I'm impressed with this one and like to share it with everyone!
But, first things first…………
To put it simply, hyaluronic acid is a volumizing /lubricating fluid (called glycosaminoglycan) that’s naturally found throughout the body (like the joints, connective tissues, and especially the skin.)
It’s extremely effective at binding with and holding water - which helps keep joints moving freely and helps skin stayed smooth and hydrated.
When we’re young, we have a higher abundance of it in our skin – which is one of the reasons younger skin looks more hydrated, firmer and plump.
And of course, as we age the amount of hyaluronic acid in our body begins to decline.
Lower levels of hyaluronic acid is one of the reasons for achy joints and dehydrated lackluster skin.
In fact, it so effective in adding volume to the skin, it used (in various forms) in many injectable facial fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to lift up sagging skin and fill-in lines and wrinkles.
Well first of all - topical hyaluronic acid products will never provide the same dramatic results as cosmetic injectable fillers can.
But, several studies show that applying topical hyaluronic acid can help increase moisture content within the skin and offer a slightly firmer, smoother appearance.
Other benefits include a noticeable reduction in enlarged pores. I suspect that’s because if the skin is slight plump up, the pores appear visibly smaller.
To be honest – until I tried a higher quality product – I never noticed any significant difference with any topical hyaluronic acid products. More about that below……
Basically, what I discovered is the quality of the hyaluronic acid product (and what you apply after it ) does make a difference!
This could be why some of us who have tried it in the past never saw much difference.
As I said before, I’ve tried many different hyaluronic acid products over the years but was not impressed and really didn’t see much of a difference in my skin.
In fact, I found many of the serums to be sort of sticky and drying….not hydrating at all.
Then I tried a hyaluronic acid /B5 Plumping serum followed by the omega 3 rich moisturizing cream (the two come together with the Anti-Aging Duo product).
The results I saw changed my mind about the effects of a quality hyaluronic acid serum and cream product.
In fact, I’m very excited to share this because I saw big results right away – which only got better after a few days!
What did I see? Well, first, my skin looked plumper, fuller….little areas that seemed a bit saggy (even though I try to skin with my beloved face exercises) this combo seemed to make everything just look a bit more lifted!
In my opinion, yes!
Just make sure you buy a good quality product and make sure you follow up with a good hydrating moisturizing cream.
Research shows topical hyaluronic acid for skin moisture and hydration is effective. But, it's a matter of finding one with complimentary ingredients to enhance the effects.
......like help draw moisture deeper into the skin to give it that pillowy look.
Please take the time to drop me a line and let me know if you tried a hyaluronic acid product and how it worked for you.
Love to hear from you.
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