Hyaluronic acid is everywhere. A highly hydrophilic molecule, it can contain up to a thousand times its weight in water. This active ingredient is particularly recommended to prevent or reduce wrinkles. In this article, you will find indications on how, when and how often to use it to make the most of its virtues.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a biomolecule naturally present in the body. The dermis, the inner layer of the skin, is the main reservoir of this complex sugar with exceptional hygroscopic properties. In fact, hyaluronic acid acts like a molecular sponge: it can retain up to a thousand times its weight in water!
It thus ensures the hydration of the skin. In the dermis, it contributes to the formation of its connective tissue and serves as a support for collagen and elastin fibers. It thus plays a fundamental role in the density and tone of the skin. However, with age, the level of hyaluronic acid is gradually depleted. The skin becomes slack and wrinkles and fine lines appear on the surface of the epidermis.
To fill in wrinkles, hyaluronic acid injections offer effective results. However, it is also possible to enjoy the benefits of this active ingredient in a less invasive way. Typology has developed several cosmetic products based on hyaluronic acid to fight against the signs of aging and skin dehydration.
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid?
Our hyaluronic acid-based treatments are available in different forms: serum, cream, tonic lotion, balm, milk. This diversity leaves you spoiled for choice on how and when to integrate it into your daily care routine:
The moisturizing cleansing milk with hyaluronic acid 0.5% + chamomile extract removes impurities without drying the skin. It contains a base of soft, biodegradable and natural surfactants that create a delicate foam to clean the skin while respecting its balance. It is applied to wet skin morning and/or evening, directly with the fingers. The milk emulsifies on contact with water to form a fine foam. It is then enough to mass the face, then to rinse.
The moisturizing tonic is enriched with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid for a global moisturizing action. It rebalances the pH of the skin after the steps of make-up removal and cleaning. It is applied with a cotton pad, before the serum and the cream of day or night, morning and evening. In case of discomfort, rinse thoroughly with clear water.
The serum with hyaluronic acid is applied morning and evening to the face and the neck, cleaned beforehand. Place 3 to 4 drops of serum in your hand and apply evenly before your moisturizer. You can also add a few drops to a dab of your moisturizer just before applying it. It is recommended to use it for 4 weeks to see the first effects.
Typology offers two creamy products for the face and neck: the nourishing face cream, where the action of hyaluronic acid is combined with that of shea butter, and the 9-ingredient moisturizing face cream, a more minimalist formula with a light and non-greasy texture. For these two products, the procedure is the same: apply your cream morning and night, using circular movements to improve penetration.
The sunscreen for the face prevents photoaging thanks to the combination of mineral and organic filters offering broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, it moisturizes the skin in depth. It can be applied to the face and neck as the last step of your skincare routine, after your moisturizer or in its place, and is an excellent make-up base.
The hand & nail serum with plant keratin and hyaluronic acid helps repair and strengthen nails. Apply 3 to 4 drops to hands and nails morning and night. Massage well into nails and cuticles until the serum has soaked into the skin and nails.
The 10-ingredient hand balm is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Apply a small amount to the hands and massage until absorbed by the skin. Repeat the application in case of dryness and tightness.
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