Over the last few years, hyaluronic acid seems to have emerged as the new wonder ingredient in beauty products. Amazingly, hyaluronic acid really is all it's cracked up to be, with an amazing capacity to store moisture within our skin.
Why is hyaluronic acid such a great product?
Partially, because it’s produced naturally by our bodies. By using a hyaluronic acid serum, you’re simply topping up or helping your body along, adding more of this essential substance to help maintain a high level of moisture and, as a result, more supple and youthful skin.
Within the human body, hyaluronic acid holds thousands of times its own weight in water, keeping skin and joints lubricated. The acid keeps moisture locked in, preventing it from evaporating into the air around us.
Hyaluronic acid serum in Australia and other sunny climates is particularly important, as keeping your skin rich in moisture is key when getting a lot of sun exposure.
In fact, the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in our skin can be reduced by sun exposure, as well as by tobacco smoke and pollution. This means that hyaluronic acid serum is really important if you live in a city, even if you lead a lifestyle that’s otherwise very healthy and easy on your skin.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Although usually referred to as acid, hyaluron is in fact a sugar. It is an excellent supplement if taken daily, as well as having several medical uses such as treating cataracts and arthritis of the knee.
Doses of 120-240mg of hyaluronic acid serum have been proven to significantly increase moisture in the skin of adults after daily use for a month (with a higher dose recommended if you live a life that is harder on your skin). This additional hydration leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, ultimately making skin look younger for longer.
How to use hyaluronic acid
Just like collagen and elastin, levels of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we age.
That's why using hyaluronic acid products like serums is important as part of an anti-ageing routine. It is important to note that this does not mean only older people should use hyaluronic acid. An anti-ageing routine is most effective if it is started before the effects of ageing take hold. Practicing a strong routine through your late twenties onwards can head off fine lines and wrinkles at the pass (or at least hold them at bay somewhat).
In addition to its anti-ageing properties, hyaluronic acid treatments can help reduce redness and treat dermatitis, leading to not only more youthful but also clearer skin.
There are several ways to administer hyaluronic acid, ranging from oral supplements to pre-packaged face masks. Some dermatologists inject hyaluronic acid subdermally, firming skin up for a period.
Of course, a consultation with a dermatologist and the subsequent treatments can be not only expensive but also time-consuming and sometimes painful to boot. And taking another supplement daily can be tough to remember, as well as the supplements themselves usually being hard on the wallet. Using a hyaluronic serum is a much simpler, better value way of getting the benefits of the acid without any hassle.
Our hyaluronic acid products
Fether offers hyaluronic acid serum at an affordable price that can be delivered right to your door. This is an Australian made product, with botanicals derived from Australian flora. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan, so you don’t have to worry about the impact that your anti-ageing routine is having on the world.