Could your skin do with some extra hydration? Known as a “super hydrator”, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water! Used in topical applications to enhance skin moisture or as a supplement to support comfortable joints, we have hyaluronic acid options to keep you looking and feeling youthful.
Hyaluronic acid is found throughout the entire body, and supports the hair, skin, and joints. It works to produce and retain collagen, support hydration in skin cells and the joints, as well as maintain elasticity for youthful skin. As we age, the body’s own production of hyaluronic acids declines so the skin can become dehydrated more easily. This can lead to dry skin and other signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid can be taken orally in beauty supplements that support the production of collagen for skin or applied topically in as a hyaluronic acid serum as an addition to your beauty regime. As it supports the binding of water to collagen (the structural protein found in skin and connective tissue), it creates an ideal combination for supporting fullness and plumping of the skin.
Foods that support the body’s production of hyaluronic acid include:
- Bone broth – high in naturally occurring hyaluronic acid
- Soy based foods
- Starchy root vegetables
- Citrus fruit
- Leafy greens
Hyaluronic acid can be found in a range of topical skin care products to support plump and hydrated skin, as well as in supplements to support joint health, overall wellbeing and youthful skin from the inside out.