How can we be sure our skin’s drinking in all the true anti-aging benefits of hyaluronic acid?
The list of Hyaluronic acid skin-boosting benefits are both remarkable and prolific; plumping, firming, hydrating, jucifying, holds a 1000 times its molecular weight in water, ad infinitum. Let’s just say it carries out more good works than Angelina Jolie's UN role. No wonder we’ve been inundated with hyaluronic face creams, hyaluronic serums and more recently, even hyaluronic hair care. We cannot get enough of the stuff. But many Hyaluronic acid skincare formulations only deliver surface-level effects rather than the profound anti-aging skincare benefits that the best hyaluronic acids are capable of.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is not new. We might know it now as a skincare buzzword ingredient but we already manufacture it naturally as a vital component of our skin. It’s a gel-like network of sugar polysaccharides running all through the body and skin networks, cushioning and lubricating the connective tissues. In fact, Hyaluronic acid is arguably the most important substance in the ECM (Extracellular Matrix). Unfortunately for all of us, production of this major water-retaining molecule slowly decreases from age 25, causing skin to gradually become less plump and lose its firmness.
Where did all the hyaluronic acid skin hype come from?
Hyaluronic acid skincare was catapulted into popularity following research into a special kind of gelatinous sweet potato eaten in a Japanese village called Yuzurihara. The World Health Organization found there were 10 times more people living beyond the age of 85 in Yuzurihara, than there were in all of North America. Yuzurihara’s been coined, ‘the village of long life’ because the people live into their 90s and beyond, boasting “flexible joints, full heads of hair and activity levels that defy their age”. The eldest of inhabitants of the community are reported to be astonishingly wrinkle free, even alongside a mass habit of smoking cigarettes - something they attribute to living off these sticky sweet potatoes, uniquely rich in Hyaluronic acid. Though Yuzurihara’s community is ingesting the Hyaluronic acid through their diet rather than applying it topically, it supports that for Hyaluronic acid to be an effective anti-ager, it must get past skin’s surface and be received fully into the body.
What’s the best Hyaluronic acid?
There’s a lot of jargon surrounding active ingredients with percentages being thrown all over the place but the best hyaluronic acid for skin is that which our body’s can genuinely use. For that, it needs to be able to penetrate through the skin's protective barrier and sink deep down into the cellular structure. The usual big juicy molecules cannot achieve this but meticulously engineered low molecular weight Hyaluronic acid sure can. By hydrolysing Hyaluronic acid into a smaller molecular weight, it can traverse the protective barrier, entering the deeper layers, to be fully utilized by the skin.
Which is why LYMA Skincare
contains the best performing, clinically proven, (and thus fiercely patented), form of Hyaluronic acid in existence. PrimalHyal™ 50
is hydrolysed to a low molecular weight grade of 50KDa. This molecular modification means it penetrates multiple layers of the skin, creating tight junction stimulation, improved cell cohesion and increasing hydration levels by 72%. PrimalHyal™ 50 is formulated in both the LYMA Skincare Serum and Cream at a level shown to create measureable transformation in skin. After just four weeks, skin is brighter, tighter, plumper and healthy once more.
It’s all in the delivery
Like every skincare and supplement out there, transformation lies not only in the quality of ingredients but the bioavailability and capacity for absorption. The LYMA scientists solved that one too. As well as bioengineered actives, LYMA Skincare utilises Pro-Lipo™ Neo - a patented liposomal delivery system that ensures both water soluble and fat-soluble ingredients get to where they need to go. The Pro-Lipo™ Neo molecule is small enough to allow for the highest rate of skin absorption and works by releasing the encapsulated ingredients as the membranes merge with the skin, increasing the penetration of the active ingredients throughout the entire dermis. Product efficacy is boosted, delivering transformational results, quicker.
Hyaluronic acid has rightfully earned its place in our carefully curated skincare regimen but for benefits that surpass superficial plumping and create a stronger cellular matrix deep down, it’s wise to seek out the gold standard of skincare, proven to go further than the rest in every sense.