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What is Hyaluronic Acid?

by Kailey Resinger |

HYALURONIC ACID //

There's been an influx of popularity surrounding Hyaluronic Acid recently. We thought we'd share some information about this wildly popular ingredient and how best to use Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare routine. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid? 

Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant-found naturally in your skin as well as the connective tissue in your body. It is the 

HA is a moisture binder, which means it will attach itself to the water in the cells making them "plump." 

How Does This Benefit My Skin?

Since skin aging is associated with the loss of moisture, many claim that Hyaluronic Acid helps to reduce signs of aging–due to its unique capacity to bind and retain water molecules. 

Hyaluronic Acid offers intense hydration that smoothes and plumps your skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

How Should I Incorporate Products Containing HA into My Routine?

You should be using Hyaluronic Acid after you cleanse, and before you apply any moisturizing creams or oils. 

Since the purpose of HA is to lock moisture into your skin, applying your moisturizer after the Hyaluronic Acid will maximize your absorption and results.

Which Native Atlas Products Contain Hyaluronic Acid?

Toning Mist–Virdis, an intoxicating blend of botanical floral waters intended to fight the daily signs of dehydration. This toner lifts your spirits while strengthening your barrier and increasing nutrient absorption.

USE: Simply mist over your face, neck and décolleté after cleansing or over your makeup for a dewy complexion. Use for added hydration anytime throughout your day.

Vitamin Serum, a daily treatment soaking deep to help even your skin tone, reduce discoloration, restore your glow, and protect your skins barrier. Naturally hydrate, heal and protect your skin with this vitamin-packed serum. 

USE: For use on all skin types. Apply morning and night to clean skin after toning. 

Rewind Tonic, As we age, our skin's natural exfoliation slows, causing dulling buildup and clogged pores. This powerful AHA + BHA blend gently wipes away dull surface cells, excess oil and dirt. Restore a clear and glowing complexion. 

USE: Apply a small amount on a cotton round and gently wipe across your face and throat in upward, outward motions. Do not rinse. Follow with serum and moisturizer. 

For a light/medium strength exfoliation use 2-3 times per week, and for a strong exfoliation use every other night.

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Click the links below to view Native Atlas products.

Vitamin Serum

Rewind Tonic

Toning Mist

 

 

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Source: US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health 

 

 

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