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© 2018 by Viviana Volpicelli.

SKINCARE

Jul. 2018

HOW I:

Keep My Skin

Supple & Plump

Don’t laugh but I used to think hyaluronic acid was some type of “acid” that was going to burn my face off, so I never really gravitated towards it in the past for fear that my visual would come to life.Well, I stand before you today to tell you that my expectation and assumptions for the ingredient couldn’t have been more off base.

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Today, I want to drink Hyaluronic Acid, bathe in it, and live in it every day.

If you were completely misinformed, like me, here’s a little info to clue you in on what you’ve been missing! 

 

WHAT IS IT?

Hyaluronic Acid is the gold standard for hydrating the skin. It’s naturally found within your body (in all connective tissue and viscous fluid that surrounds your joints and eyes) and is responsible for keeping your skin supple and hydrated. BUT, the catch is that your natural reserve depletes with age. As production tapers off, so too, does the firmness and radiance of your complexion.

 

When applied, it has the ability to continually draw moisture from the air to keep your skin hydrated all day long. It actually has the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water! Hyaluronic acid VISIBLY plumps your skin to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and restore supple smoothness. 

 

PERSONALLY

As I mentioned earlier, I consciously avoided the ingredient in previous years because I thought it was something aggressive and stripping to the skin. This stuff is literally the exact opposite (I think they should rename it without the word “acid” because I’m sure countless others are turned off by it too). 

 

Obviously I am a young adult, but I’m getting older each year too! You know it’s a good sign when your skin is looking plumper, fuller, and smoother than it did when you were actually younger, and I can attribute that to my use of Hyaluronic Acid. My skin almost looks blurred sometimes it’s so hydrated I LOVE IT! It also gives a nice glow — takes dull skin to shiny (but not in a gross, greasy way). This stuff is super hydrating, but never oily and perfect for acne-prone skin since it's so lightweight. You’ll see what I mean when you try it. It will look like you’ve just had a facial.

 

I’m so into the way my skin looks after application that this is how I start every makeup routine. Instead of a primer, I’ve found that this works better on my skin (it’s really getting absorbed instead of just sitting on top of the skin), it looks better (visibly plumps and smooths skin texture), and is actually better for you (it’s more pure than a lot of primers out there).

 

THESE ARE MY FAVORITE NATURAL, NON-TOXIC HYALURONIC ACID SERUMS OUT THERE:

MYCHELLE DERMACEUTICALS

Serious Hyaluronic Gel

This is a quick-penetrating treatment to replenish moisture and plump fine lines. Hyaluronic Acid combines with olive-derived squalane to fortify your skin's moisture barrier and smooth skin texture. It's a lightweight and effective solution to restore suppleness and softness to your skin.

SONAGE

NMF Hyaluronic Serum 

This works as a "water-reservoir" to protect against dehydration. The plumping humectant leaves skin smooth and silky. It's a fast acting water gel formulation that truly plumps & firms the complexion. This one is also formulated with Green Tea Extract, Cucumber Extract, & Sage Extract. 

DR. BARBARA STURM

Hyaluronic Serum

 The serum functions as a super booster against wrinkles. It has an instant effect – tangibly firmer, intensively hydrated skin that leaves you looking refreshed and radiant. Used regularly, the serum is a highly effective means of preventing the formation of wrinkles caused by dehydration.

OSEA

Hyaluronic Sea Serum

 This lightweight, non-greasy moisture boosting serum smoothes wrinkles & fine lines and replenishes dry, depleted skin. It uses nature’s most powerful moisture magnet, floods skin to deliver intense moisture that plumps for a more youthful, dewy glow. It strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier for visibly improved firmness & elasticity. This formula is also made with organic seaweeds to guarantee volume and firmness and leaves a velvety-soft, luminous finish. 

PATYKA

Advanced Plumping Serum

This fresh and melting serum plumps and fills in wrinkles, and is a genuine youth booster with a record concentration of pure plant hyaluronic acid (1.6%) released at the heart of this formula. It instantly rejuvenates the skin, wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed, and signs of aging are reduced for a perfect plumpness. When intensely moisturized, the skins radiance is restored.

GOLDFADEN M.D.

Needle-Less Line Smoothing Concentrate 

This is the ultimate non-invasive solution to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep creases.  Hyaluronic Acid and advanced Hexapeptides make skin feel plump and tight and diminish the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. This is also formulated with nutrient-rich Seaweed Extract to promote a long-term, youthful-looking glow. With continued use, your skin will reap the benefits of looking younger, smoother, and more radiant. This serum increases skin suppleness & creates a smooth, flawless finish. 

DR. NIGMA TALIB

Hydrating and Plumping Serum 1

This is designed to deeply hydrate and plump your complexion. Developed with 'Light Water Technology' to enhance the absorption of age-reversing plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid and marine snail peptides into the skin, this hard-working elixir instantly improves elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The plant stem cells reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and protect skin from harmful UV rays. 

DRUNK ELEPHANT

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

Sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) soaks in easily to provide unsurpassed hydration and acts as a free radical scavenger and powerful antioxidant. This serum is formulated with the addition of provitamin B and pineapple ceramide to attract and hold moisture to the skin, helping improve barrier function so the skin looks healthy and illuminated. It provides 24 hour continuous skin hydration and significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines, while increasing moisture retention. Drabness, dryness, and fine lines will appear diminished and the skin will look more youthful upon every application. 

EMINENCE

Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum

This plant derived hyaluronic acid plumps sagging facial contours, fortifying against dryness, while wheat protein fills in wrinkles and aloe and honey boost radiance. The hyaluronic acid in this is from marshmallow plant extract which is deeply hydrating. It's a natural substance that smooths and replenishes the look of skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The addition of honey in this formula also supports the skin with moisture. 

I can’t wait for you to start plumping away fine lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid! I couldn't be happier with my decision to incorporate it into my skincare routine — I don't know what I was doing without it before! This is one of those ingredients that you can bank on as a skincare staple. It is far from any fad and here to stay as the premier source for plumping and hydrating the skin.