Hyaluronic acid

An ally against aging

Hyaluronic acid has had a lot of positive press over the past few years. But what is it and where does it come from? We've got the answers. 

 

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It's elastic in nature and rich in water, filling in the gaps between the epidermal (skin) cells. It's partly thanks to these acids that young skin has such a taught, unified appearance.

Over time, however, the renewal of hyaluronic acid slows down. Reserves in the body are depleted and the spaces between the skin's fibers become harder to fill. The result: the skin becomes less firm and wrinkles start to appear.

 

How is it used?

To make up for the gradual loss of the body's natural reserves, we rely on hyaluronic acid that is synthesized in the lab. Since the 90s, these molecules have been used in esthetic medical treatments. In some cases, it's injected into facial tissues to create firmer skin. More recently, it has become an important ingredient in cosmetics, like creams, gels, masks and serums, but also in certain types of makeup, like foundation and lip gloss.

What are its benefits?

Hyaluronic acid has an impressive list of benefits. To start, because it quenches the skin deeply, helping it retain moisture, hyaluronic acid helps preserve the skin's suppleness, increasing its natural glow and making it more resistant to the rigours of daily life. It also enhances complexion while helping prevent premature signs of aging, which are partially due to dehydration. What's more, thanks to its elastic properties, it helps fill out the gaps between cells, minimizing small lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a firmer, smoother appearance.

Who should use it?

No matter how old you are or what type of skin you have, hyaluronic acid can become an important part of your beauty routine. Its super-powerful moisturizing properties make it the ideal solution for dry or more mature skin. And, because it's non greasy and hypo-allergenic, people with problem skin (acne, hyper sensitivity, etc.) can use it without causing pimples, comedones or red patches. It's a must!

Our suggestions

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Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, 10 ml

Our formula with 15% pure Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid helps fight against signs of skin aging.

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Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Day Cream, 50 ml

Visionnaire crème is a multi-correcting, ultra-sensorial face cream with a fresh and hydrating texture. It tackles wrinkles and dull skin. Everyday, skin feels smoother and is plumped with moisture. Clinically proven visible results on the appearance of wrinkles and radiance.

NeoStrata

Youth Factor GF Total Regenerating Serum, 30 ml
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PhysioLift Night Smoothing Regenerating Night Balm, 30 ml

Firms the skin, reduces pronounced wrinkles and eliminates signs of fatigue, for more luminous skin the next morning.

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Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid has had a lot of positive press over the past few years. But what is it and where does it come from? We've got the answers.
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