According to Luma from Kalma Spa, London, there’s a good reason everyone talks about hyaluronic acid. “Hyaluronic acid has an unrivalled ability to hydrate our skin, it’s the key component involved in skin’s moisture and has unique capacity to retain and bind water molecules (holding up to one thousand times its own weight)”, she says. And like any true skincare hero, it’s universal, “Everybody’s skin needs moisturise to remain healthy and look glowing, especially with so many external factors – weather, central heating, stress (to name a few) – that leave skin parched”. Hyaluronic acid is used in different products to penetrate different layers of the skin. Luma explains, “it has intensive moisture-binding effects, acts a natural filler to smooth wrinkles and boosts cell renewal”. You really can’t go wrong.
Three professionals told us the hero ingredient they always look for in skincare products
Skincare can feel like a bit of a minefield, we get you. Keeping up with the latest buzz-ingredients, knowing what they all do and the order to apply them – it can be a lot. We spoke to three skincare professionals about the skincare they actually use, the hero ingredients to look out for and why you should give them a go too.
By Beth Ludolf