What is it Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring ingredient that can be found in the skin, most known for its ability to hold 1000x its weight in moisture. Being a humectant, meaning it can draw moisture from its surroundings making it a moisture magnet for the skin means it can be often found in water-based moisturisers, serums, and other leave-on skincare products because of its ability to help boost hydration for all skin types, which is especially beneficial for dry, dehydrated skin.
There are many ‘trendy’ and popular ingredients which come on the radar but they’re not all necessarily that important for everyone to need in their skin care routine. However hyaluronic acid is different, it is not just a trend, there are many benefits to using hyaluronic acid in your routine and it is one of the most effective skincare ingredients to benefit all skin types.
It is a major component of connective tissue within your skin, cartilage, joints, and eyes. It helps to support the structure of the skin by filling the space between collagen and elastin fibres, supplying nutrients, hydrating the skin, and acting as a cushioning agent. This ingredient can be used in other ways not just in skincare and can be taken as a supplement to help relieve joint pain or as eye drops to hydrate dry eyes.
One of its main benefits for the skin is its ability to replenish our skin by quenching it of any thirst. By doing this it revitalises skin’s outer surface layers, so it can look and feel softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated. Which instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid’s moisture-binding features support with the age repair process. Post the age of 25 our cell turnover begins to slow down therefore this is when the ageing process slowly starts to begin. When we are younger our skin can hold onto water and retain a balanced amount of moisture, but it struggles to do this as we age. The result of this is a visible loss of firmness, suppleness, and a diminished appearance of plumpness, which is when those first signs of ageing start show such as fine lines around the eye area. By adding Hyaluronic acid to your daily routine this will gift your skin with the right amount of hydration your skin is needing which will help plump and firm your skin creating that bouncy skin effect we all desire for.
Kate loves to infuse many of her products with Hyaluronic acid due to its amazing results. You can find all products containing it here; but here is a spotlight on some of our best-selling products.
Kate’s innovative, clinic-inspired Dermal Quench Liquid Lift combines the rejuvenating benefits of an oxygen facial with the quenching hydration of Hyaluronic Acid. It helps to diminish the signs of dehydration in the skin which helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dryness. After just 2 weeks of using the Dermal Quench 90% reported an improvement in their skin’s appearance overall*. This product can be used twice a day, every day and by doing this you will see an immediate improvement in elasticity and bounce, revealing radiant, refreshed skin.
The Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel is a unique eye gel that targets the top three eye area concerns: dark circles, fine lines/wrinkles and under-eye puffiness. It contains HA³ which is three sizes of Hyaluronic Acid meaning it can penetrate the skin cells on different levels helping to plump and hydrate. It is a lightweight eye gel which works to visibly diminish the appearance of dark circles under eyes, crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles around eyes, as well as under-eye puffiness. Works quickly to plump and hydrate skin, visibly firming and improving elasticity around eyes.
The peptide-rich, age repair power Peptide K8 is Kate’s iconic age defence moisturiser that takes a multi-dimensional approach to skin repair. Its advanced clinical formula works quickly and over time to improve texture and tone while smoothing and firming skin. It is clinically proven to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to have a visibly smoothing effect to the skin and to improve moisturisation. Packed full of so many amazing ingredients as well as Hyaluronic acid such a Peptides this moisturiser is a targeted cream to instantly help with ageing concerns as well as skin hydration.
To finish on Kate’s Retinol range. This range it based on two main ingredients of Retinol and Vitamin C but the third just as important ingredient is Hyaluronic acid. By combing HA with these two other ingredients, it helps to combat any dryness/dehydration the other two active ingredients can create.
Retinol enhances your skins cell turnover which helps diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles while improving skin firmness, as well helping with acne and pigmentation however Retinol can create dry flaking skin after use therefore by having them infused with hyaluronic acid it will work to deeply hydrate skin to combat any dryness as well as helping contribute towards the age repair process.