Why Hyaluronic Acid is as amazing as everyone says it is

Dry, flaky sensitive & dehydrated - do any of these descriptors resonate with the current state of your skin? If you answered yes to any of the above then we would highly recommend implementing a Hyaluronic Acid into your skin care regimen and here is why: 

  • Hydration 
  • No surprises here, Hyaluronic Acid is notorious for its ultra hydrating properties. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water meaning it acts as a magnet to draw water and hydration to your skin’s surfaces. Hyaluronic Acid is able to bind water to your skin cells adding a surge of replenishing moisture to the skin’s surface.

  • Increased Resilience 
  • With all that life throws our way it is very easy for your skin to be negatively affected by external factors like pollution, weather and harmful toxins which is why it's so important to nourish your skin’s moisture barrier. Considering that the main objective of your skin is to protect, a damaged moisture barrier makes this very difficult. If you regularly nourish and hydrate your skin, it will aid in repairing and strengthening your moisture barrier ensuring it is working to its fullest potential. 

  • Improved Skin Tone & Texture 
  • Pigmentation, discolouration and congestion are all common factors of dehydrated skin. When the skin is damaged it is at risk of developing a variety of skin concerns. Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to fill your skin with moisture encouraging it to have improved circulation as well as aiding in your skin’s natural de-congestion process. When your skin is dehydrated it resorts to creating excess oil in an attempt to replenish the skin but this often results in blackhead, breakouts and overall congestion.  

  • Less visible fine line & Wrinkles
  • As we age our skin loses elastin, resulting in decreased volume in the skin’s surface, Hyaluronic Acid is a wonderful way to restore firmness to the natural contours of your face whilst also slowing down the ageing process. 

  • Skin Cell Regeneration 
  • Hyaluronic Acid helps to promote skin cell regeneration by retaining moisture in the skin’s surface. When your skin is nourished and hydrated, regeneration can take place due to the skin not having to fight dehydration and congestion.

    How should it be applied? 

    Although Hyaluronic acid is present in nourishing products like cream and oils, it is most effectively applied as a lightweight serum. Serums should always be applied after you have cleansed your face due to their water-like texture. They are best absorbed prior to applying the richer skin care products in our regimen. We advise applying a hyaluronic acid serum immediately after your toner so that the skin is damp and the Hyaluronic acid can work to the best of its ability. Wait for the serum to be absorbed into your skin prior to applying your other products. 

    Most popular products:

    • Cosmedix Surge Hyaluronic Acid Booster: Give your daily skincare routine a surge of hydration! This ultra-dewy Hyaluronic Acid Booster deeply moisturises dry, dehydrated skin with a specialised blend of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and kiwi fruit water. With just a few drops, this luxe serum instantly refreshes and quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving behind nothing but an uber-hydrated complexion and a luminous glow—never a greasy or sticky film. Upon application, the hyaluronic acid works within the skin to rehydrate deeper layers and help visibly plump the skin, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Surge is the quick pick-me-up your skin needs to look more radiant, dewy and plump.

    • Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum : A hydration boosting serum formulated with two forms of Hyaluronic Acid, known for their rejuvenating properties, and antioxidants to replenish moisture and protect against external free radical damage. This serum will nourish and repair the moisture barrier to ensure your skin is operating at its best 

    To further discuss how you can best implement a Hyaluronic acid into your skin care regimen and which product would be best suited to your concerns please contact one of our clinicians at hello@lavishskinandbody.com or come and visit us in clinic at 414 Toorak Rd, Toorak VIC 3142.