Hydrating: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is something we all make naturally and it can be found in the dermis, eyes and cartilage. A powerful moisture preserver, HA serves as a water reservoir between the cells, holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water and keeping the epidermis moist and supple. As we age we produce less and less HA and our skin begins to look dehydrated, no matter how much water we drink. Feeding our skin new HA raises our moisture level, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
Plumping: As you continue to apply products containing HA, you'll notice a difference in your skin- it's smoother, plumper! Of course, you need to drink your water! Up to one gallon every day of fresh, clean water keeps you hydrated.
Smoothing: As your skin plumps up, fine lines and wrinkles become fewer and less noticable and wrinkle depth decreases.
Other products claim to contain "very high" levels of HA- up to 1%. How does Angelina Organic Skincare compare?
Our Youth in Bloom Serum, Youth in Bloom Day and Night Cream, and Extra Firming Eye Gel all contain 5% HA! HA is a very expensive ingredient, because it must be carefully made and tested to ensure that it is pure and safe to use. Other skin care companies use 1% or less and they charge up to $1,200 per ounce of product. We use more HA in our formulas because we are committed to crafting effective products and offering them to you at reasonable prices. Our Youth in Bloom Hydrating Cleanser, Pitta Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk and Geranium & Sweet Lupine Under Eye Cream also contain HA.
How is HA absorbed into my skin?
We use an HA that has been "cut" with enzymes until it is a super low molecular weight (SLMW)- less than 50,000 daltons (that's really really small!). These tiny particles are able to slip into the dermis and accumulate over time.
Where does HA come from?
Our hyaluronic acid is naturally created in a Chinese laboratory by carefully allowing plant matter to ferment with certain, controlled strains of bacteria. Remember, all of your vinegar (another acid) comes from a similar, controlled fermentation process.