What is hyaluronic acid?
by Annie Shortall
October 12, 2018
Hyaluronic acid (HA), or hyaluronan, is a carbohydrate molecule that is naturally occurring in our bodies. That’s right, it’s already in your skin!
HA provides lubrication to the connective tissues of our joints and skin and is an important part of our skin’s overall health.
Hyaluronic acid’s main power move – and the reason it’s gained so much attention in skincare – is its amazing ability to deliver lasting moisture to the skin.
HA is a humectant, which means it grabs moisture and holds it so skin can absorb it.
As we age, our skin doesn’t maintain moisture as well as it used to. When our skin loses its suppleness, it starts to sag and fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent.
The hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!
The HA molecule is too large to penetrate the top layer of skin. So, it sets up shop on your skin’s surface and gets to work grabbing and holding moisture so your skin can absorb it and stay healthy and hydrated.
VICE REVERSA patches offer a unique delivery system which allows the HA to penetrate into the epidermis.
Applying hyaluronic acid on your face plumps up the skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. When your skin is supple and hydrated, it plumps up to appear firmer, less saggy, and more toned. Likewise, HA supports your skin’s healing and repairing ability by giving skin-soothing moisture and anti-inflammatory properties.