Hyaluronic acid is one of those ingredients which has been getting a lot of attention as of lately due to its amazing abilities to retain moisture in the skin and therefore keep the skin will hydrated. It is definitely one of those "buzz" ingredients which has been used a lot in recent marketing campaigns from various companies but it is one of those ingredients where the science does truly back up its capabilities. For those who don't know, hyaluronic acid is an acid that is actually produced naturally in our skin and body. It is a popular ingredient in skincare (especially as of late) as it has the capability to hold and retain moisture in our skin - in fact it is able to hold 1000 times its weight in water. Scientific studies have shown that women would have a significant improvement in skin elasticity in using a product with hyaluronic acid, making it a great anti-ageing ingredient for the skin as well.
Over the past 3 months, I have been using a few products that are mainly focused upon hyaluronic acid and keeping the skin well hydrated and plump. My skin needs to be hydrated as I get eczema around my chin, jaw and neck area and it is completely vital that these areas stay well hydrated to prevent a flare up or my skin being irritated. Ever since discovering the ingredient - and the many products available, my skin has fared a lot better and my eczema is for most of the time, under control. There are now a few companies out there that do a specific hyaluronic acid serum - these include Indeed Labs, Hylamide and NIOD (the latter two are under the same umbrella company). Let's also not forget the Asian world of skincare where brands such as Hada Labo who also have various lotions that are also focused on this particular acid as well.
I have tried a few of these hyaluronic acid products now and one that gets such a good wrap from many bloggers is the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA. Almost every single review I have read - gives it glowing reviews. However, I just didn't love it. I wanted to love it more than anything, the ingredients, the technology, everything - sounded amazing but the amazing just didn't translate to my skin. Find out more after the jump!Read More