Hyaluronic Acid: Your Hydration Secret Weapon
Its reputation as ‘nature’s moisturizer’ nearly says it all, but hyaluronic acid is too fascinating to leave it there. A molecule that can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water and benefits all skin, regardless of age or skin type, hyaluronic acid (HA) delivers incredible skin plumping and hydrating benefits. Take a closer look at this powerful ingredient, delivering the hydration your complexion needs to be at its best.
Hyaluronic acid naturally exists in the skin, but diminishes over time
The name might connote exfoliating properties, but HA is a molecule designed by the body to aid its largest organ, the skin, in hydration retention. A naturally occurring humectant, HA even draws water from the surrounding environment to skin cells. However, the amount of HA naturally produced by the body diminishes over time, so keeping skin fully hydrated requires supplementation as part of your skincare regime. The body recognizes and readily accepts the HA in Active Treatment Essence, and can immediately put it to work.
Micro and mini hyaluronic acid allow for multi-level absorption
Active Treatment Essence was formulated with two different sizes of hyaluronic acid because, with HA, molecular size matters. Large molecules cannot penetrate the skin’s dense layers, so hydration sits on top and simply evaporates. By varying the molecular size, the micro and mini hyaluronic acid in Active Treatment Essence is able to penetrate deep into layers of the skin, drawing hydration from the lower layers of the dermis towards the surface for a noticeable plumping and firming effect. The humectant properties of HA mean additional hydration is also captured from the surrounding air. With this replenishment of hydration the complexion looks visibly smoothed, and the benefits only compound over time.
Our cross-linked hyaluronic acid forms a hydration matrix
Leveraging advancements in natural science, the cross-linked hyaluronic acid used in our formulation for Active Treatment Essence creates a hydration matrix on the surface of the skin as it dries. Think of this matrix as an invisible shield that prevents the precious moisture brought towards the skin’s surface from escaping, maintaining HA’s plumping and smoothing benefits.