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Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid

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Whether you’re new to the world of skincare or already consider yourself an ingredient afficianado, you likely know the importance of keeping your skin hydrated. Not only does having hydrated skin give you that natural glow we all crave, but it also helps to regulate oil production and maintain a strong skin barrier.

Unlike other common skincare ingredients, hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally within our skin and joints. Within our bodies, hyaluronic acid works by binding water together between cells.

When used in skincare, hyaluronic acid is classified as a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from its environment to hydrate the surface layers of your skin. This is one of the most effective ways to hydrate your skin.

What really makes hyaluronic acid a standout ingredient in skincare however is its ability to hold a large amount of water. One gram can hold up to six litres of water, making it one of the most powerful ingredients for skin hydration.

Because it is found naturally in our skin, our bodies already work to replenish hyaluronic acid, helping us to maintain a hydrated and healthy-looking glow.

However for most people, the existence of hyaluronic acid naturally in our bodies is not enough to prevent the appearance of dry skin. This is why products that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid are among some of the most popular when trying to obtain hydrated, plump and healthy skin.

If you regularly experience dry skin, have a compromised skin barrier or want more youthful, glowing skin, here are some of our favourite products to hydrate, smooth and soften your skin at every step of your daily routine.


Mask

We love a hydrating mask the night before a special event or during those dry winter months when our skin is just in need of more attention.

Canvas is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta hydroxy acid (BHA) resurfacing mask for people with oily, breakout-prone or uneven skin. Bilberry and sugar cane work to remove any dead skin cells to leave you with visually smoother, softer skin while hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil hydrate your skin and lock in moisture.

We recommend using Canvas twice a week after using your favourite, hydrating cleanser for the best results.

 

Toner

Although not an essential step in your skincare routine, toners have been a popular choice for people of many different skin types due to their ability to deliver a more even skin tone and leave you looking visibly glowing.

After washing your face with a hydrating cleanser, and applying a mask if it’s your night to do so, a hydrating toner such as Harmony is great for improving texture and complexion.

Harmony contains witch hazel that works to clears excess oil and leave you with smooth, soft skin as well as hydrating ingredients hyaluronic acid and glycerin that draw moisture into your skin.

 

Retinol

A serum or lotion is a skincare product that contains a high concentration of skin-loving ingredients that work to target particular skin concerns such as dullness, fine lines or sensitivity. When applied properly and regularly, serums can be one of the most important steps in your skincare routine!

The Foundation is our award-winning formula that contains vitamin C and retinol to combat sun damage and reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion. With the addition of hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, avocado oil and shea butter, your skin is left feeling soft and supple!

To get the most out of your serum, apply it to slightly damp skin after cleansing and toning.


Moisturiser

Arguably the most important step in your skincare routine for rehydrating and repairing your skin, a simple moisturiser that contains a combination of occlusives, humectants and emollients that suits your skin type is guaranteed to work wonders.

If you have oily or breakout prone skin, Sol is a lightweight gel moisturiser that locks in moisture with a matte finish. Packed full of vitamins and essential fatty acids, Sol also contains watermelon, licorice and pomegranate that keep your skin looking youthful, fresh and plump.

If you’re prone to breakouts, redness or uneven skin tone, The Limelight contains a wide range of natural ingredients that help to repair the skin including probiotics to soothe and improve your skin’s barrier.

If dry, dull or dehydrated skin is your main concern, then our award-winning Luna Vitality is the answer to your prayers. Doubling as a restorative overnight treatment, Luna Vitality contains a combination of butters and oils to deliver and lock in maximum hydration.

Use a moisturiser, suited to your skin type, as the last step of your daily routine, both morning and night, to keep your skin hydrated all day long.

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