It seems hyaluronic acid is big news in skincare. With its claims to help fight ageing, how beneficial is it?
With a hyaluronic acid-based skin cream, many people report that their skin feels “dewier,” the bags under their eyes become lighter and their skin texture is smoother after applying serums containing hyaluronic acid, according to drake.com. The primary way in which HA helps improve appearance of “chronoaged skin” (skin aged due to sun exposure) is by reducing water loss. In fact, one reason that hormone replacement treatments sometimes cause the skin to look more youthful and less sun-damaged is because they increase the skin’s HA concentration.
Dryness, dandruff, drooping eyes or lips, and sagginess are associated with aging skin because as we get older molecules in our skin lose some of their ability to bind and retain water. This not only causes dryness, but also decreases skin’s volume. Skin aging is triggered by both intrinsic and extrinsic aging, meaning daily environmental exposure to pollutants and UV light, along with the “the normal process of aging.” Studies show there are multiple sites in the skin involved in the control of HA synthesis, deposition, cell and protein association and degradation.
Researchers have found that stratum corneum dryness caused from prolonged sun exposure plays an important role in wrinkle formation. It’s now been shown that wrinkles and fine lines are usually also more visible in low humidity compared to high humidity environments because they further reduce the water-holding capacity and elasticity of the skin. HA can help naturally reduce signs of aging by decreasing “epidermis water loss” associated with sun exposure, skin dryness or flakiness.
Matis Reponse Corrective Hyaluronic Performance Mask is a refreshing gel mask that veils the skin in moisture, instantly relieving dryness while plumping up fine lines and wrinkles. Matis Reponse Corrective Hyaluronic Performance Mask soothes and comforts dry, dehydrated skin, leaving a calm, hydrated, and soft complexion.
Features & benefits:
- Intensely hydrates.
- Immediately plumps and smooths.
- Minimizes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Refreshing gel texture.
How to use:
- Apply thick layer on cleansed face and neck, avoiding eye contours.
- Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
- Use twice a week.
- Hyaluronic Acid Attracts and binds water to skin for a plumped up effect; smooths surface wrinkles.
- Panthenol (Vitamin B5) Soothes, softens, and hydrates skin, reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.