Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Our Favorite Skin Hydrator

Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Our Favorite Skin Hydrator

It's no secret that we love hyaluronic acid at Alder New York. You can find it in our Balancing Serum, Lightweight Moisturizer, and Brightening and Smoothing Face Masks- it's safe to call it one of our favorite ingredients. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a clear gel-like fluid that naturally forms in our bodies. It's found in our skin, lips, eyes, and between our joints. It helps our bodies retain moisture and look youthful. It keeps our checks plump and full, our lips soft and kissable, and our skin taut and elastic. 

You can also find forms of hyaluronic acid in fruits and vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and bananas.

Skin Plumping Dream

When it comes to skincare, a salt of hyaluronic acid called sodium hyaluronate is used for its ability to attract moisture and retain it in skin. It can hold an insane amount of water compared to its weight, making just 0.1% of sodium hyaluronate in a formula an effective percentage.  

When applied topically, sodium hyaluronate provides deep and long lasting skin hydration and elasticity without any oils, meaning that even acne prone skin can benefit from its skin plumping effects. And, it's an anti-aging skincare superstar that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves skin looking toned and taut.  

It's an Acid, so Doesn't It Burn or Hurt?

While it is an acid, hyaluronic acid is not nearly as acidic as other acids you might see in skincare products, like alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids. It will not hurt, burn, or cause any sort of discomfort, which makes it ideal for all skin types, including sensitive ones. 

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