A popular feature in creams, serums and capsules, hyaluronic acid has grown in popularity in recent years. But what exactly does this molecule do for our skin and how should we be taking it? Here’s everything you need to know.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like molecule that binds with water to retain moisture.
Our bodies produce this nutrient naturally. It’s used in our connective tissues including our joints and muscles. Most of it, just over 50%, is found in our skin cells, where it stores 1000x its own weight in water.
Our natural levels of this molecule decrease over time. Lifestyle habits including smoking or ultraviolet radiation accelerate this reduction. Hyaluronic acid’s moisture-retaining properties mean that as levels lower, our skin becomes dry and signs of ageing are maximised. 1
Restoring Your Natural Levels
Whilst creams and serums on the market can topically apply hyaluronic acid to the skin, supplements are a great way to restore your natural levels from within.
A 2017 study tested the anti-ageing effects of hyaluronic acid supplements on adults. The research concluded that subjects saw a decrease in wrinkles and an improvement in skin health in comparison to the placebo group. 2
Which Supplement Is Best?
Our Beauty Range offers a wide variety of products enriched with this nutrient. But which one is best for you? Here’s some of our bestsellers to help you decide:
Hyaluronic Acid Tablets – These vegan-friendly tablets are a high-strength source of this naturally occurring molecule. If you’re looking to boost your levels of two essential nutrients, try our Hyaluronic Acid & Coconut & Collagen Bundle.