Why Use Hyaluronic Acid in your Skincare Routine?

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. It can be found in the skin, eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid helps to bind water to collagen helping the skin appear plumper, dewier and more hydrated.

Why is hyaluronic acid so important?

As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally causing skin to become dehydrated. Hot, cold and dry weather, heaters during the wintertime, low moisture in the air, washing with hot water and underlying skin conditions can cause tiny breaks in the protective skin barrier, allowing water to escape. Because of loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid the skin becomes rough, uneven in tone and wrinkled.

Who should you use hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is great for all skin types. In general hyaluronic acid is nonirritating and does not trigger acne, rosacea, or allergic skin reactions.

Which hyaluronic acid products do I recommend?

In the fall of 2021, Monat released two new hydration skincare products. These two products have been an awesome addition to my skincare route. Like all Monat’s products, these two new hydration skincare products are plant-powered and contain no toxic chemicals.

Hydration Booste Hyaluronic Serum Plus

This serum will plump and replenish thirsty skin with rich moisturization that lasts up to eight hours. It is ideal for all skin types. Monat’s Hydration Booste Hyaluronic Serum Plus is an oil-free face and neck serum combining hyaluronic and polyglutamic acids, vitamins, marine algae, and fruit extracts to deliver optimal hydration and radiant results.

There are six active ingredients in the Monat Hydration Boost Serum.  Here is a list of what they are and how they assist in glowing skin:

  • Coconut Water: replenishes
  • Polyglutamic Acid: a natural peptide that is 10x more hydrating than hyaluronic acid
  • Hyaluronic Acid: hydrates and plumps skin
  • Vegan Collagen: plumps, smooths and boosts elasticity
  • Marine Algae: protective ingredient against pollution
  • Vitamin B5: an essential nutrient that assists in renewing skin
  • Watermelon Extract: boosts hydration and antioxidant properties

Hydrate & Refresh Face Mist

Give your skin a dewy, healthy-looking glow while savoring a cool, calming sensation anytime, anywhere with this Monat face mist. Hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and vitamin B5 work together in a soothing alcohol-free formula to hydrate, restore, and refresh skin without disrupting makeup. The Hydrate & Refresh Face Mist has a heavenly vanilla, coconut and watermelon scent. The great scent adds to the refreshing mist.

Hyaluronic acid is so important! It can effectively deliver the moisturizing benefits your skin needs without causing irritation. As something our bodies naturally produce, but over the course of time the production starts to diminish, replenishing hyaluronic acid can lead to younger looking skin. Even if you feel like you don’t need something for fine lines and wrinkles just yet, it’s easier to prevent fine lines and wrinkles rather than it is to correct them.