On the surface, hyaluronic acid sounds like an exfoliator, not something you’d expect to find in a soothing and moisturising face mask. But hyaluronic acid is a vital, naturally-occurring moisture magnet that plays a vital role in keeping skin plump and healthy. So, what is hyaluronic acid and how does it work for your skin? Keep reading to find out more.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant – a substance that retains and attracts moisture – that our own bodies naturally produce as a way of keeping skin cells good condition. Babies are born with high levels of hyaluronic acid in their skin, which is what makes it so plump and soft.
Unfortunately, the body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down as we age, and some of the substances our skin is exposed to every day – such as UV radiation – produce free radicals that make our bodies less effective at producing it.
Applying hyaluronic acid topically does help to restore that balance of hydration, which is great news especially for those of us with dry skin. It’s not quite that simple, though – it’s important to choose a product that delivers this star ingredient into the dermis, below the surface layer of skin.
What does hyaluronic acid do for the skin?
We’ve said the word “hydration” a few times, and that’s because hyaluronic acid doesn’t hold back: one gram of hyaluronic acid can store up to an incredible six litres of water. Not only that, but this amazing substance helps cells regulate that moisture.
Hyaluronic acid helps to restore a healthy, youthful glow to your skin thanks to its powerful anti-aging properties. It also helps your skin feel soft to the touch and gets rid of that uncomfortable tight feeling that comes with having particularly dry skin.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
After all this hype, you might be wondering “what is hyaluronic acid good for?” Well, to start with, it works for any skin type – even sensitive and oily skin or skin that’s prone to breakouts ¬– without introducing any harmful chemicals, because hyaluronic acid is already naturally present in your skin.
It helps reduce visible signs of skin aging. When skin retains more moisture, it looks plumper – and, since hyaluronic acid helps to regulate skin’s natural hydration processes by attracting moisture, the effects can last the whole day.
Hyaluronic acid doesn’t just help reduce the appearance of fine lines – it also helps to prevent the skin damage that causes them. UV radiation and certain natural biological processes increase the presence of free radicals, which damage your skin and prevent it from repairing itself. Hyaluronic acid contains antioxidants, which help to neutralise free radicals.
What is hyalyronic acid used for in Kerello Face Masks?
We’re so glad you asked! Hyaluronic acid is part of Kerello’s precisely engineered formula for promoting skin repair, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and keeping you feeling luxuriously hydrated.
Our biocellulose masks absorb 100 times their weight in liquid. When placed on the skin for at least 15 minutes, they form a protective seal. That’s plenty of time for our serum to get to work on repairing and plumping your skin – and plenty of time for the hyaluronic acid in our masks to absorb that moisture all the way into the dermis.
The moisture-retaining properties of hyaluronic acid make it a lovely treat for a hot summer day – especially when combined with the cooling biocellulose of a Kerello mask. Since Kerello’s formula is alcohol-free, it’s not drying and doesn’t sting – and thanks to the combined antioxidant power of hyaluronic acid and red quinoa, it’ll help prevent damage from UV exposure.
The liposome technology in Kerello masks helps its active ingredients penetrate deep into the skin. Hyaluronic acid works alongside matrixyl 3000 to reduce visible signs of aging, and with red quinoa extract to combat the damaging effects of free radicals on the skin – not to mention moisturising, boosting collagen and elastin for skin repair, and evening out skin tone.
So, now you have the answers to questions like “what does hyaluronic acid do for skin?”, why not try a Kerello mask and see the results first hand? Go on, treat yourself.