Deep Hydration with Hyaluronic Acid
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural humectant found in our skin that keeps it refreshed and encourages the renewal and formation of new skin. The ingredient has currently become a favourite of various luxurious skincare brands, because of its water retention properties. Not only can a single gram of Hyaluronic Acid hold up to six liters of water, it also regulates that moisture within the skin cells so as to provide them with an optimum level of moisture at all times and to ensure the cells aren’t drowned in water. Surprisingly, too much water is a problem for skin because it causes key substances holding skin’s surface intact to break down. Therefore, using skin care products with Hyaluronic Acid maintains a healthy supply of this natural ingredient in your skin for it to look and feel young, plumped and radiant.
Which Forest Essentials products contain Hyaluronic Acid?
Serums have a thinner consistency and hence are easily absorbed into the skin. They also have a more potent concentration of ingredients and deliver great results. Rasa Activating Serum drenches skin replete with the balancing prowess of hydrating hyaluronic acid and Aloe Vera. It then strengthens skin channels with lasting hydration to create a pathway for effective entry of ingredients supplied by the product next in your skin care ritual.
Follow the Rasa serum with the Tejal Balancing Water. This gel textured toner combines the benefits of a more absorbent consistency, along with the benefits of Natural Hyaluronic Acid derived from sweet potato and combined with brightening and refreshing Mandarin Peel extract, amongst its many ingredients, Tejal lends abundant moisture and an ethereal luminosity to the skin.
Another highly efficacious product, and the latest addition to the Forest Essentials family is the Sundari Deep Hydration Sheet Mask. This organic cotton cellulose Sheet Mask forms a barrier between your skin and the environment, for its Hyaluronic Acid infused serum to absorb deep into your skin and lock in its moisture.
Which skin types can benefit from using Hyaluronic acid?
As Hyaluronic Acid is naturally occurring in our skin, it poses a low risk for allergic reaction or irritation for any skin type. Its calming, hydrating, and antioxidant properties are beneficial for all skin types, even for rosacea-prone and eczema-prone skin. It's great for dry and mature skin due to its hydrating and anti-ageing properties, and also helps oily complexions balance out. Hyaluronic Acid’s lightweight formulation feels weightless on the skin, whilst still providing the much-needed moisture to skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is certainly one of the most extraordinarily beneficial ingredients. Along with dry, oily and combination skin types, it can also be used for sensitive and blemish-prone skin as it helps to calm skin and protect it with its antioxidant properties. While the ingredient does not directly clear acne, it’s extremely recommended for clearing post-acne scars and blemishes, to draw moisture to the skin and improve dryness often caused by topical acne treatments. As a well-known fact, our skin compensates for dryness by producing more oil, which leads to further more acne. Hence, it is essential to provide your skin with regular moisture to trick your skin into believing it has a good supply of oil.
Anti-Ageing Properties of Hyaluronic Acid
Additional to being a premier hydrating ingredient for all skin types, including oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin, Hyaluronic Acid has great anti-ageing properties too. As we age, our skin doesn’t maintain moisture as well as it used to. Babies are born with lots of Hyaluronic Acid in their skin, which is why it’s so soft and supple. When our skin loses its suppleness, it starts to lose elasticity, resulting in fine lines and dullness becoming more apparent. This is due to an inability to preserve moisture, that results in the visible loss of firmness, pliability, and plumpness. Hyaluronic Acid provides the ability to replenish moisture that is crucial to having younger-looking, supple smooth skin.
Hyaluronic Acid revitalizes the skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, evener, and glowingly hydrated to instantly reduce the appearance of various signs of ageing. Interestingly, this wonder ingredient also works well in combination with other anti-ageing ingredients such as Vitamin C.
The Forest Essentials Tejal Balancing Water not only hydrates, but also contains Vitamin C in the form of Mandarin Peel Extract for its anti-ageing properties. Moreover, it is recommended to use Hyaluronic Acid in a serum, gel textured form, so your skin easily absorbs the product and it does not gather on the most superficial layers of the skin.
Anti-Oxidant Properties of Hyaluronic Acid
In addition to hydration and anti-aging, Hyaluronic Acid also has antioxidant properties to protect your skin from the environment, sun exposure and harsh chemicals. When your skin is dry, its surface is more vulnerable to damage, and hence by providing the skin’s outer layers with rich moisture, Hyaluronic Acid strengthens the skin’s protective barrier to bestow stronger, healthier skin. Likewise, Hyaluronic Acid also supports your skin’s healing and repairing ability by lending its skin-soothing moisture and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s antioxidant defense fights UV damage that is important as free radicals can break down collagen and elastin to age our skin and make wrinkles and loss of elasticity more apparent.