Hyaluronic acid is an important part of any skincare routine. It makes skin look fresher and plumper. So whether HA is referred to as a game-changing ingredient in products or as an in-clinic treatment, here's what you need to know.
What is HA? It is a sugary molecule naturally found in our bodies. It acts like a sponge, helping to lubricate joints and deliver lasting moisture to skin. In skincare talk, more moisture means plumper, firmer skin. Unfortunately as we age our bodies lose HA so skin retains less moisture, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Thank you, gravity! However adding HA to our beauty regimen can help smooth skin. Whether you use a topical serum, lotion or mask - or even an in-clinic procedure.
Hyaluronic Skincare Products
1. Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
This dewy serum effectively nourishes and plumps skin. It penetrates into deep layers of the skin as well as surface layers, providing intense hydration. Kiss those wrinkles goodbye.
Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, www.net-a-porter.com
2. Skin Medica H5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
This serum helps skin replenish its own HA supply. It has a proprietary mix of five HA forms that helps to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and keeps skin hydrated throughout the day.
SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, Lucia Clinic
3. Starskin Pro Micro-Filler Mask Pack
This superstar two-step mask treatment delivers a cocktail of HA and other potent ingredients to skin. With controlled punctures on the skin’s uppermost layer, this mask boosts collagen production, blurs out fine lines, enhances skin tone and boosts renewal from the inside out. This is perfect to use before a big night out.
Starskin Pro Micro Filler Mask, Sephora or www.sephora.ae
Microneedling uses fine needles to create hundreds of tiny punctures on the top layer of skin. The small puncture wounds stimulate cell turnover and increase collagen production. Combining an HA serum with microneedling allows HA to penetrate deeper into the skin, providing extra moisture to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Dr Lana Kashlan from Cosmesurge takes it even one step further. In addition to adding HA to microneedling she also adds different serums to address areas of concern. Whether you want to shrink your pores, brighten your skin or erase your wrinkles, she's your woman!
Microneedling combined with HA is available at Cosmesurge +971 4 447 1777
PRP is a technique where a person’s own platelets are put back into their skin to stimulate healthy cells using microneedling. Doctors are now adding HA to the platelets to increase collagen renewal, improve complexion and smooth skin texture.
PRP combined with HA is available at Biolite Clinic +971 4 346 6681