To understand Hyaluronic Acid, we first need to know what humectant means. Humectant by definition means to retain or preserve moisture. Being a humectant, Hyaluronic Acid grabs moisture and holds it so the skin can absorb it. It carries up to 1000 times its weight in water. It occurs naturally in humans, and 50% of Hyaluronic Acid found in the human body is located in the skin. It is apart of the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor). The NMF is the 'inter-cellular' cement that is responsible for keeping adequate hydration of the stratum corneum. As babies we are born with an abundant amount of Hyaluronic Acid (which is why babies are so soft, plump and dang cute), but, as we age our bodies produce less and less Hyaluronic Acid, which is why our skin starts to sag, and we see fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin care products with Hyaluronic Acid are most frequently used to treat wrinkled and dehydrated skin. It is also known as glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and is known for its ability to reverse or stop ageing. Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate are used interchangeably in beauty products, however, they are a bit different. Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt of Hyaluronic Acid. This makes the molecule smaller and is easier to penetrate the skin.
One of our top products with Hyaluronic Acid is Cara Skin Care's HydraCell. Hydracell’s key ingredients are a high-molecular hyaluronic acid which acts on the skins surface level to reduce trans epidermal water loss while filling small wrinkles. It also has low-molecular hyaluronic acid that penetrates the skins barrier revitalising the inter-cellular moisture barrier and fills wrinkles from within.
Some other products that have ether Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate in the Cara Skin Care Line are; Amicelle Anti-Line Serum, HydraCalm Soothing Serum, Glyco-15 Corrective Serum, Revida Eye Cream, Revive Eye Gel and Post TX Remedy Soothing Cream.