Hyaluronic Acid, Natures Youth Molecule
Posted on May 03 2018
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most powerful ingredients recognised in the skincare industry on account of it’s ability to attract and hold 1000 times its own weight in water acting as the body’s own hydrating molecule for parched and environmentally assaulted skin.
Hyaluronic is extracted from cockscomb or rooster combs, however the bio-fermentation using glucose that is corn derived is our preferred form!
Hyaluronic acid is one of a group of naturally occurring organic compounds known as glycosaminoglycans that are located within the skins matrix, where they act as humectants to absorb water from the surrounding environment.
Aside from this large sugar molecules ability to hydrate skin and plump wrinkles, one of the less known functions of nature’s extraordinary youth molecule is the ability to regenerate skin and assist in wound healing.
High molecular weights of hyaluronic acid provide surface hydration, assisting to reduce inflammation and strengthen your skins protective barrier to the external environment. They also act as powerful antioxidants against UV-B, neutralising reactive oxidative stress and reducing DNA damage.
Low molecular weights of hyaluronic acid have increased absorption and function to inform cells of stress conditions such as tissue injury, damage and bacteria or virus assaults on the skin. The potent inflammatory response is crucial in the process of wound healing and for healthy skin functioning.
This powerful sugar molecule also acts like an osmotic pump assisting water-soluble active ingredients such as niacinamide and ascorbic acid to penetrate deeper layers of the skins matrix.
Skin mimicking ingredients such as niacinamide and hyaluronic acid are uniquely compatible in formulation with retinols, acids and other antioxidants.
Immortelle Vitamin B3 Serum - an essential IT-hydrating serum, multi-tasking to immediately rebalance and hydrate skin, perfecting the skin’s barrier defense to UV damage and pigmentation. Skin is infused with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate cells, diminish fine lines and brighten skin.