I am constantly researching the best ingredients in natural skin products and hyaluronic acid is one ingredient getting rave reviews. HA is a nutrient your body makes that in addition to keeping your joints lubricated, is said to help heal skin wounds, burns and ulcers. Recently hyaluronic acid has been added to many anti aging skin care products and has been promoted as “a fountain of youth” or “facelift in a bottle.”
Hyaluronic Acid is produced naturally in your body, but the type used in serums and medications come from rooster combs or can be produced in a laboratory from certain bacteria.It is said that when using it as an anti-aging serum, you’re getting the benefits of a natural ingredient that promotes skin structure and connective tissue. It has the ability to keep your skin moisturized naturally with water – the elixir that keeps your skin soft and supple.
The advantage of using a hyaluronic acid serum on aging skin is that it can heal skin that has been sun damaged and also have an impact on clearing up rosacea on aging skin. It’s a multi-tasking product which also provides antioxidants – preventing damage from free-radicals that are naturally contained in our environment.
While there is no real evidence as of late to support the claim that this ingredient can prevent aging either by applying to the skin or taking as a supplement, my experience has shown that natural skin care treatments with hyarulonic acid as a main ingredient have made a significant impact on the health of my skin. HA makes my skin glow and you know how much I love glowing skin products! People compliment me often asking if I have a tan.
This is a lightweight product on your skin so it doesn’t negatively impact oily or dry skin – and is gentle on your skin if you suffer from sensitivity. Adding hyaluronic acid serum to your beauty regimen is easy.
Sometimes I use it as a base, sometimes I use it as my last step, after moisturizer for the glow and sometimes I mix a few drops of serum with my moisturizer for intense hydration all day. I am not kidding when I say ALL day.
Often times used by dermatologists to inject lips or forehead frown lines and general smoothing of skin, HA has the ability to absorb and hold vast amounts of water. Unfortunately, like all nutrients, aging lowers the amount your body can produce and your skin suffers.
Without enough moisture, your skin becomes saggy, dry and wrinkled, adding years to your appearance. But when your skin has enough HA, all that water plumps up your skin. Topically applied hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable layer and penetrates into the dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin. The protective breathable barrier on the skin locks in moisture which gives the skin a youthful appearance.
It can enhance volume and elasticity to restore youthful skin and you don’t need injections or expensive dermatologists products to get the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Most are formulated without chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, triclosan, fragrance and colors.
6 Top Rated Hyaluronic Acid Serums (effective and super cheap)
Cosmedica Pure Hyarulonic acid
The company claims highest quality HA for intense hydration and moisture and there are hundreds of customer reviews that support this claim. It promotes skin elasticity and boosts collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It will give your skin a healthy glow and because it is free of fragrance, dyes and parabens, it’s great for those with acne prone and sensitive skin. Dermatologists recommend for rosacea and it said to reduce redness and broken capillaries.
People have reported improvement with sun damaged skin, large pores, and dull skin in only 2 weeks!
OZ Naturals Hyurolonic acid plus vitamin C
According to the company, You Won’t Find A Higher Quality, More Potent, More Effective Hyaluronic Acid On The Market and they warn you to watch out for generic or cheap products found on line.
Formulated with the highest concentration of pharmaceutical HA used in the most expensive serums, it reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts collegen. Another benefit of this brand of HA is that is contains vitamin C (my other fave ingredient for another post)
Consumers have reported an overnight change in the texture of skin, in 2 weeks improvement in the look of deep wrinkles.
TruSkin Naturals C
Reverse the signs of aging while nourishing your skin with the highest quality 20% Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum available for your face. C quickly gives you more youthful skin by neutralizing free radicals and stimulating collagen. Unlike other vitamin c skin care products, C is absorbed quickly and does not leave a stick tightening residue.
Here is what one consumer wrote:
“I started using this a couple weeks ago; I was worried about having a reaction, but have had no problems. I put a thin coat on at night and once dry I put on my normal night lotion. I had heard it worked good, but was amazed at how quickly I had results. I’m 53 years old and over the past couple years have noticed more wrinkles and brown spots. Within one week of using this I noticed my face looked much younger and the brown spots faded substantially. I’m extremely happy with the results on my face and a couple days ago started putting it on the back of my hands (for brown spots) and my eye lids. I’ve tried other wrinkle creams that were supposed to help, but this is the first thing I’ve used that actually made a difference.”
Watts Beauty Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid / Vitamin C / L Arginine – Advanced Skin Repair Gel
This all in one product saves you money because it also contains vitamin C and L’arginine, two other popular ingredients found in the best skin care products. Advanced Skin Repair Gel penetrates deeply, and activates collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, brighter complexion.
Consumers reported even skin tone, diminished acne scarring, instant dewy, glowing skin, and younger looking skin after just 2 weeks.
Watts Beauty is owned by women and run by women and offers many natural beauty products. Many consumers report after buying these high quality beauty products, they will never buy from another retailer. Naturally formulated without dangerous fillers, additives and chemicals, Watts products are inexpensive yet effective. Check out all of the company’s amazing products including hair remedies and the best whitening products.
Watts Beauty 100% Hyaluronic Acid Serum
“Over the last 5 years I face has really started to age. I am almost 48 and my fine lines were becoming more pronounced, my lips less plump and my neckline saggy. I had read somewhere that Hyaluronic Acid was good for wrinkles and decided to try. I purchase this brand from this seller because I had purchased Watts products from them in the past. It is probably the single best beauty choice I have ever made!!! Combining this with Watts Argan oil as well as both Bliss Firm Baby Firm eye cream and Clinique Laser Focus eye cream has shown DRAMATIC results on my eyes, face and neckline. Everything is firmer and softer. I noticed the difference in my eyes right away. After about three weeks of use my lips began to plump up!”
My favorite moisturizer with HA is Revive Dna Rejuvenation Cream by Dr. Al Sears. Al Sears, M.D., is a medical doctor and one of the nation’s first board-certified anti-aging physicians.
While this cream is far more expensive than most, there are other beneficial cutting edge ingredients in this product. One nutrient is baicalin, Extracted from the the roots of the Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi plant. It protects your telomeres and has a unique effect on your skin’s cells… they start to age in slow motion. Read more about telomeres here.
It also contains squaline, which contains a powerful hydrating action and penetrates into the deepest layer of your skin for the most protection. At the same time, it produces a barrier against water loss, restoring moisture and suppleness to your face, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Whether you choose to buy an expensive moisturizer with hyaluronic acid or one of the inexpensive HA serums listed here, you will not regret it. The benefits can be life changing. Remember ladies, we can’t eliminate wrinkles without surgery but we can certainly slow the aging process with the proper ingredients. The goal is to look younger than your true age.
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