The Science of Hyaluronic Acid - PerriconeMD

The Science of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid. We’re willing to bet you’ve been hearing a lot about this little miracle worker lately, but do you know what it is or what it does?

Let’s break it down.

For starters, hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring polysaccharide found within our bodies. We know what you’re thinking—what the heck is a polysaccharide?

These chain-like molecules within your body play a huge role in keeping your skin hydrated, ultimately aiding in combatting the look of the most visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of radiance.

Here’s where we get to the fun part.

We’re born with naturally high levels of hyaluronic acid within our bodies. This powerful little compound helps keep your skin supple and youthful-looking, retain skin’s moisture, support collagen and elastin, promote skin cell regeneration, and so much more.

But if hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within our bodies, why do we need it in skincare?

Unfortunately, our levels of hyaluronic acid diminish over time (…you can go ahead and point the finger at aging and environmental damage for that one). As these levels decrease—most significantly after age 40—our skin’s radiance, structure, and volume are lost. The result? Wrinkled, folded skin that becomes more pronounced over time. Oh, and of course there’s also the dreaded dullness that begins to set in.

While you’ll never be able to fully restore the original levels of hyaluronic acid you were born with, you can still help replenish your skin’s moisture through the use of topical skincare containing this powerful humectant (or more simply put, moisture-retaining) ingredient.

Enter Hyalo Plasma.

This intensive moisturizer comes in a refreshing serum-in-gel texture, helping to moisturize dehydrated skin and minimize the look of fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume, loss of plumpness, loss of suppleness, and sallow appearance.

If you’re looking for deeper, more intensive moisture than what a cream can provide and are in need of a moisturizer that can help revive skin’s youthful appearance, Hyalo Plasma is a must-have in your skincare arsenal.

And since three is almost always better than one, try this on for size—Hyalo Plasma harnesses the power of three different forms of hyaluronic acid, each with a different molecular weight for improved hydration:

  • Micro Hyaluronic Acid helps plump skin to improve volume and suppleness
  • Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid delivers continuous hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Barrier Hyaluronic Acid smooths the appearance of your skin’s surface, seals in moisture, and creates a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss

Three times the hyaluronic acid, three times the reason to add Hyalo Plasma to your skincare routine.