Why use hyaluronic acid? What even is it?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that decreases as we age. It holds water and keeps our skin looking young and plump. HA will rehydrate skin for a plumper appearance and will minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hydration isn't the only benefit of hyaluronic acid, it also has antioxidant properties to protect your skin from the environment, sun exposure and harsh chemicals. It is also a humectant, which means it draws water from your surroundings and holds on to it. Honey is another well-known humectant... but HA is a quite a bit less sticky and easier to apply on a daily basis.
Hyaluronic acid also protects our lipid barrier and increases our skin's resilience to the elements... so we get less wrinkly, less dull, less raisin-like. It also smoothes out the tone of our skin, tightening the droopy bits and lessening the appearance of wrinkles.
PLUS... it helps to stimulate cell health and regeneration (always a positive). Finally, it helps with pigmentation (discoloration) and over-production of oil. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Additionally, this serum has been blended with Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, Gotu kola, and sea kelp bio-ferment. Why?
+ Ginko contains many antioxidants, which help with wrinkles, fine lines, oily skin, and clogged pores.
+ Gotu kola boosts collagen production and contains many amino acids and beta carotene. It also helps calm inflammation.
+ Sea kelp bio-ferment is LOADED with nutrients! It has vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, and E! It is also packed with chlorophyll and amino acids and helps fight the effects of aging skin.
+ Ginseng is a long-time used Asian herb that is packed with phytonutrients that help to tone and brighten the skin.
+ Cucumber hydrosol helps with toning, tightening, and firming skin. It helps reduce oily skin and shrink large pores.
+ Sweetgrass hydrosol has antiseptic properties and is used to freshen and tone the skin.
This serum contains pure hyaluronic acid at a 1% concentration, with both high and low molecular weight, so it provides the full spectrum of benefits. Hydrated in distilled Maine spring water, with sweetgrass and cucumber hydrosol, plus the extracts of gingko biloba, Gotu kola, Korean ginseng, and sea kelp bio-ferment. Preserved for your safety with a natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative (Optiphen plus).
1oz treatment pump, cobalt blue glass bottle.
This lightweight serum is perfect for after cleansing and toning but before your serum and moisturizer. [Pickle likes to use the cleansing oil, followed with the cucumber toner, then this HA serum, followed by the Aura serum and then the blue tansy moisturizer.]