Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid? What even is Hyaluronic Acid?!

on Apr 13, 2015 @ 03:44 pm

Is it just me or has hyaluronic acid been popping up a lot? You may not have noticed it yet, but now that you hear the name, you are going to be seeing it EVERYWHERE.
That's what happened with me. First I saw it in the ingredients on the Product Review Club post on Trojan H2O Water-Based Liquid Lubricants, then in a Neutrogena Gel Moisturizer, and now juice bars are pushing it because carrots and olive oil (yes, olive oil!) apparently increase the amount of it in our bodies.

Why is everyone so obsessed with hyaluronic acid though?
It's because it retains moisture like crazy and is known as the best anti-aging nutrient in our bodies as it increases the production of collagen. It's good for skin, joints, eyes, and gum disease. You can even have it injected and take capsules of it. I don't know if that's strange or really cool/convenient...

Here's a link to 20 products that all have hyaluronic acid in it:

Are any of your products on the list? Do any of your products contain hyaluronic acid in it?

What do you chicks think about it? Is it all hokey?

2 Replies

It's awesome on Apr 13, 2015 @ 04:05 pm

My favourite moisturizer has hyaluronic acid and ceramides in it. Hyaluronic acid is fantastic in moisturizers as it lets your skin hold onto its moisture (best applied right after a shower and it even draws moisture from the air into your skin) and does a great job of moisturizing your skin without clogging pores or making your skin greasy. Hyaluronic acid is also something that your body produces. You'll find it in pretty much all the good anti-aging moisturizers. It's especially great around the eye area. The hype is definitely worth it for this amazing ingredient.

I definitely want to try out that lipstick and hair care product in that list you posted. I think the lipstick would feel fantastic on the lips. And I'm sure my hair could benefit from hyaluronic acid as well.

quote on Apr 13, 2015 @ 04:07 pm

The blogger at goes into detail here:
"Hyaluronic acid is basically the same thing as Sodium Hyaluronate. I can't figure out how this became an ingredient that is sometimes on no-no lists[for pregnancy], because not only does your body already make a ton of it, but is a big molecule. Huge. It is so large that it just hangs out in the spot where it is made, much to large to get into cells, to pass through membranes or travel to other locations. Much is the same for any Hyaluronic Acid that you apply to the surface of the skin. Your skin has very tight membrane junctions between those cells on the surface. Hyaluronic Acid can't get through and just sits there."

Another great feature is that it maintains your skin's moisture throughout the day. Love this stuff :)

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