Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of your body’s secrets to healthy, youthful looking skin. Unfortunately, as we age, the levels of HA in our body decrease.
You should be supplementing with skincare products that contain HA as part of your skincare regimen.
Of course, as seems always the case there is a lot of misinformation and – let’s be honest – a lot of cheap, bad product out there. We thought we would provide an explainer:
What is hyaluronic acid and how does it work?
HA is your body’s own humectant – a substance that absorbs and retains moisture.
A single gram of this naturally-occurring compound can hold up to 6 liters of water, which means it can act as a filler, plumping fine lines and giving your skin that youthful glow that marketers like to write so much about.
Because your body knows what it’s dealing with, it works wonders on everyone. Or, as Dia Foley of Indeed Laboratories told Elle Magazine, “Hyaluronic acid works for any skin type sensitive or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.”
Here’s a link to the Elle article, with their recommendations:
Because there is a catch.
Not all HA is created equal, and not every product containing HA is using the best (though there is no bad HA). The difference is simple, but almost impossible to identify product-by-product:
Heavy (high molecular weight) HA is too big to penetrate your skin and, instead, it sits on top. Moisturizing, yes, and we love it because it “feels” good.
Light (low molecular weight) hyaluronic acid is small enough to penetrate the skin, delivering hydration factors to its deepest layers.
All the hyaluronic acids
Here at the Corner Suite, we are obsessively focused on the best, all-natural luxury skincare products. You know this. But you might not know that we are now Savannah’s first and only Biologique Recherche Skin Instant® Lab.
In addition, we are Savannah’s exclusive source for both Augustinus Bader’s revolutionary line of advanced skincare products (available in our online store) and NEW! we are pleased to announce customized facial treatments by Biologique Recherche.
We will help you find the -right- combination of products for your skin, including products containing a balance of high- and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acids.
We also offer PRP skincare
Our Blooded Beauty PRP serum is designed to stimulate your body’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid (HA), while at the same time delivering the best combination of natural ingredients to nourish and condition your skin.
No mircro-needling required.
And as you might expect, we use HA of several different molecular weights, including low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (the good stuff) as well as the stuff that just feels good.