Hyaluronic acid, for anyone who doesn't know what this wonder ingredient does - you need it, says editor Trudi Brewer. She believes this moisture magnet holds the key to smooth, well hydrated-looking skin.
It's the ingredient of choice for so many beauty brands, from serums to supplements, and the reason is simple - sometimes moisturiser isn't quite enough. For keeping the skin looking well hydrated, feeling plump and sporting that lit-from-within glow, the wonders hyaluronic acid (HA) will do it all. This is due to its ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water, it’s a magnet for moisture that helps your skin cells retain as much water as possible, so that your skin from your face to your feet stays nourished. For a quick science lesson: Our skin cells actually produce (HA) naturally, however as we age and our skin is bombarded with UV exposure those levels begin to drop off over 30. Just a single gram of HA has the impressive ability to hold up to six litres of water. But perhaps the most fact, recent research suggests HA is also a skin-loving antioxidant, which acts as a shield to those damaging free radicals we can't control. Here’s how to boost moisture levels in the skin from the inside out.
Clinicians Rejuvenate Hyaluronic Acid, $50
What is in it?
A synergistic combination of natural New Zealand marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, Astaxanthin found in Pacific salmon, those ingredients are boosted by nourishing avocado oil.
How does it work?
These ingredients help to replace declining collagen levels that happen naturally as we age, and a bonus, this supplement is also brilliant for helping to encourage the growth of strong hair and nails. While the 25mg of HA keeps the skin looking plump and well-nourished. Clinicians recommend taking two capsules daily for eight weeks, and then reduce to one capsule each day - we saw impressive results in 12 weeks. One tip: Do not take this supplement if you have a seafood allergy.