Called “the Holy Grail of Skincare” by many, hyaluronic acid is new to the skincare game, but not new to your skin. Despite its name, hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar that your skin and joints naturally produce to hold water and keep cells plump. If you think of your skin cells as little water balloons, hyaluronic acid is what keeps those water balloons full of water. The more full they are, the fewer wrinkles will appear. And because hyaluronic acid can hold a thousand times its own weight in water, it’s very good at keeping skin cells plump, and therefore reducing wrinkles.
Unfortunately for us, our bodies often don’t make enough hyaluronic acid. And just like collagen and elastin production, the human body’s production of hyaluronic decreases as we age. Don’t lose hope though! There are several things you can do to increase hyaluronic acid in your skin cells.
Diet plays a major role in hyaluronic acid levels, and eating foods high in antioxidants can help boost overall hyaluronic acid production. For those of us that want faster results and a guarantee that hyaluronic acid levels will increase, incorporating products that have hyaluronic acid in them is the best route.
So how can you tell which hyaluronic acid products are best? Look for products that deliver the hyaluronic acid to your skin in multiple forms. You want to make sure all layers of your skin stay well hydrated, not just the top layer. The best hyaluronic acid products will penetrate deep into the skin, and will also act as a humectant. This means bringing moisture to the surface of the skin and then locking it in to keep skin hydrated all day.
That’s why Baker Rye Co. offers multiple products that contain hyaluronic acid, including the daily facial wipes, toner spray, and moisturizer. Each of these products targets different layers of your skin to make sure that your skin is healthy from the inside out. Our products are lightweight and oil-free, meaning they are safe to use, even on sensitive skin.