What is Hyaluronic acid and what does it do?
Don’t let the name scare you: Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring, gel-like complex organic compound composed of long chains of carbohydrate molecules. It is found in nearly all living organisms: Roughly half of your body’s Hyaluronic acid reserve is in your skin, where it binds to water molecules to retain moisture and helps hydrate your skin.
Hyaluronic acid works like a sponge: it can attract and hold more than one thousand times its weight in water.
In addition to hydration, naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid also plays an important role in wound repair and skin healing. Essentially, it helps strengthen and replenish the unique microbiome of your skin.
The Hyaluronic Acid found in skin care products is a synthetic version of the one that naturally occurs in your skin.
What are the skin benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
As you age, your skin’s natural Hyaluronic acid levels decline. Over time, this results in drier, rougher and more wrinkled skin. Besides drinking plenty of water each day, another solution for well-hydrated, supple skin is to use a skin care product that contains Hyaluronic Acid.
By using a product with Hyaluronic acid, you can increase your skin surface’s water content and prevent further moisture loss from occurring.
The synthetic form of Hyaluronic Acid works by attracting and binding water molecules to itself from the air around you, creating a filling effect and resulting in hydrated, plump skin as well as a supple look and feel.
What’s more, by keeping your skin hydrated, Hyaluronic Acid also helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a smoother complexion.
In summary, the main skin benefit of Hyaluronic Acid is that it hydrates your skin, resulting in a reduced look of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Hydrates and Renews
When to use Hyaluronic Acid for skin
Thanks to its natural moisturising qualities, Hyaluronic Acid is suitable for most skin types (including sensitive skin). It will produce the most visible change for people with dry, dehydrated skin.
For best results, use Hyaluronic Acid regularly as part of your daily skin care regimen. Hyaluronic Acid meshes well with peels, retinols, vitamins and alpha hydroxy acids. It is generally recommended to apply Hyaluronic Acid both in the morning and evening, to keep water molecules locked in the deeper layers of skin.
Olay products that contain Hyaluronic Acid
Discover Olay’s line-up featuring the hydrating hero that is Hyaluronic Acid and achieve plumper-looking skin.
Olay Regenerist Day Cream
Renew your skin's natural glow with Olay Regenerist Day Face Cream For Hydration, Olay's most hydrating moisturiser.
Infused with Olay's Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Peptides, and Hyaluronic Acid, its moisture-binding formula penetrates up to 10 layers deep into skin surface and helps optimise surface cell renewal. It strongly hydrates skin for 24 hours, visibly renews & firms skin.
Olay Regenerist Night Cream
Wake up to intensely moisturised, firmer and younger-looking skin with Olay Regenerist Night Face Cream.
Equipped with Niacinamide, advanced pentapeptides, and Hyaluronic Acid, this hydrating & anti-ageing facial cream is designed to deliver intense hydration and to help surface cells recover at night.
Hydrates and Renews
Olay Regenerist Cream Fragrance Free
Olay Regenerist Day Face Cream is a powerful moisturiser with a luxurious, skin-plumping formula, complete with advanced anti-ageing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and amino-peptide complex II, helping your skin retain its youthful appearance.
Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel
Give your eyes a boost with Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel For Tired & Dry Eyes, which instantly hydrates and refreshes tired-looking eyes. Our Olay Eye Gel plumps the delicate skin in your eye area, where fine lines first appear, as well as fighting visible signs of fatigue.
Its powerful, cooling formula is supercharged with Hyaluronic Acid, as well as cucumber extract, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), witch hazel extract and Peptides, for eyes that are fresh and hydrated. This eye renewal gel is formulated for normal, dry and oily skin types, and can be used both as a day and night eye cream.
It is tailor-made to care for your eye area, the most fragile part of your face that is the first to show signs of tiredness.
Take home message on Hyaluronic Acid
What is Hyaluronic Acid good for, then? To put it in a nutshell, it promotes healthier-looking, more supple skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the hydration of your skin.
Using Hyaluronic Acid as part of your daily skin care routine will help you achieve a smooth, revitalized look.