Hyaluronic Acid – Everything You Need to Know – Benefits, Quality & Value

Hyaluronic Acid, everything you need to knowLooking to plump up your skin with hydration and get that ‘baby soft’ feeling… well look no further than Hyaluronic Acid. Most skin enthusiasts have heard about Hyaluronic acid which is no surprise because of its great hydration benefits. Today let’s take a closer look at it so we can choose the best one with the most benefits.

What is Hyaluronic Acid and its benefits?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to keep skin hydrated and plump. As babies, we have plenty of hyaluronic acid but this decreases as we age. Luckily we can increase it via skincare and supplements.

When applied topically in skincare products, it can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and elasticity, and increase hydration levels in the skin. Additionally, hyaluronic acid (abbreviated HA) may also help to protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation. This makes it a beneficial ingredient for everyone young and old. It assists in preventing fine lines and wrinkles from forming and softens existing ones.

Why is there such a price variance in Hyaluronic Acid Serums?

Hyaluronic acid price depends on its weight. HA comes in different molecular weights, which can affect its ability to penetrate the skin and target specific layers.

  • Low molecular weight HA (LMW-HA) has smaller molecules and can penetrate the skin more easily, making it effective for improving hydration and skin elasticity. It can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Medium molecular weight HA (MMW-HA) can help to provide structure and support to the skin, improving firmness and elasticity.
  • High molecular weight HA (HMW-HA) works as a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to help retain moisture, this improves hydration and plumpness in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s important to note that these ‘different sizes of hyaluronic acid’ can be used together in skincare products to provide a more comprehensive approach to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nayelle’s ‘Triple Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum’ is formulated with all three molecular HA weights.

The quality and price of hyaluronic acid can vary depending on the molecular size and the source of the ingredient.

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is typically more expensive than high molecular weight hyaluronic acid because it requires a more complex manufacturing process. High molecular weight hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is generally less expensive.

What else contributes to a high quality hyaluronic acid serum?

The quality of the hyaluronic acid also depends on the source of the ingredient. Synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is made in a lab, is generally less expensive than natural sources. However, natural sources such as hyaluronic acid derived from rooster combs or from fermentation of certain bacteria like Bacillus subtilis, are considered to be more eco-friendly and less likely to cause irritation. Nayelle’s ‘Triple Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum’ is source from organic plants and are 100% natural & vegan.

good hyaluronic acid serum from NayelleIn general before shopping for your HA Serum, it is important to check the ingredient list of skincare products to ensure that they use natural, high-quality sources of hyaluronic acid, and include all three molecular sizes. You pay for what you get. If it’s super cheap, there’s a reason why.

It’s also a good idea to look for products that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free, to ensure that the skincare routine is not only good for the skin but also for the environment.

We think Nayelle’s ‘Triple Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum’ ticks all these boxes. It includes all three molecular sizes. It’s packaged in an eco-friendly recyclable glass bottle. It’s plant sourced HA.

It’s never too early or too late to start using hyaluronic acid in your regime, especially if you live in dry, cold climates with little or no humidity.

Xx Tanya Moss
President and co-founder of Nayelle