The Grooming Manual
Skincare products can come with long, complicated ingredient lists. That’s frustrating, especially if you’re making an effort to avoid potentially hazardous chemical ingredients. Ensuring that your skincare and grooming products are made with natural, organic ingredients is often a struggle.
The smart move is to educate yourself on the most effective natural ingredients available. Then, make sure you’re choosing men’s skincare products made with them - instead of harsh, potentially damaging chemicals.
One of the essential natural ingredients you want to look for is hyaluronic acid. What is it and what five benefits does it offer?
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (also called glycosaminoglycan) is a naturally occurring substance found in skin, joint fluid, and connective tissue in both humans and animals. In humans, 50% of the hyaluronic acid found in the body is contained in the skin.
1 - Provides Maximum Moisture to Skin Cells
Despite being a tiny molecule, hyaluronic acid is able to retain over 1,000 times its weight in water. That allows it to deliver maximum moisture to your skin cells without overloading them.
Keeping your skin as hydrated as possible prevents the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines. Instead, your skin stays full and smooth. Use our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer - with hyaluronic acid - each morning and evening to enjoy this benefit.
You can add this critical hydrating ingredient to your moisturizer or anti-aging cream with our Hyaluronic Acid Booster. This potent, concentrated dose of hyaluronic acid maximizes the benefits of your favorite skincare products
2 - Reverses Damage Caused by Lifestyle Habits
Some lifestyle habits - like smoking, drinking, and eating a poor diet - can have a negative impact on your skin. Even if you’ve made changes or quit those bad habits, the residual effects can stay with you. Smoking, for example, has been found to reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid present in your skin’s outer layer.
To fight these adverse effects, use skincare products with hyaluronic acid. Our Daily Essential Face Moisturizer and Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream are both made with hyaluronic acid to fight aging and maximize moisture.
3 - Smooths Aged, Wrinkled Skin
Researchers have found that loss of hyaluronic acid is one of the key factors in the aging process. That’s because “the epidermis loses the principle molecule responsible for binding and retaining water molecules, resulting in loss of skin moisture.”
This is also why it’s important to use face moisturizer and anti-aging cream that contains hyaluronic acid. Its loss is part of the aging process - so restoring it to your skin is critical to resisting that process and maintaining a youthful appearance.
4 - Fights UV Damage
Researchers have determined that “approximately 80% of facial skin aging is attributed to UV-exposure.” Without a doubt, slowing the aging process is all about limiting the damaging effects of sun exposure to your skin. Using a daily moisturizer with SPF is one important part of that.
Part of the way UV radiation negatively impacts your skin is by reducing its levels of hyaluronic acid. If you're already at low levels because of the normal aging process, that problem is doubled by sun exposure.
So, while using a protective product like our Daily Defense Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 at the start of the day is an important precaution, so is reversing the damage already done. Do that by using our Revitalizing Anti-aging Cream each evening.
5 - Natural and Non-Irritating
You should never have to suffer from skin irritation caused by your skincare products. Even if you have sensitive skin, you deserve to have reliable, non-irritating products that will bring you results without the headaches of redness, itch, and breakouts.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the skin and throughout the body. When used in a lightweight face moisturizer, it contributes to hydration without causing irritation.
Without a doubt, hyaluronic acid is a critical anti-aging ingredient. Make sure it’s in your daily moisturizer too. That way you’ll be able to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance for years to come.