The Power of Hyaluronic Acid
What’s so great about hyaluronic acid? It is one of the most powerful hydrators for our skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in our own skin that pulls 1000 times it’s weight in water making it an excellent topical moisturizer and injectable plumper for the skin. The most popular injectable fillers on the market like Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane are made with hyaluronic acid because it is so effective at restoring volume loss in the face as we age, but hyaluronic acid is not just for injecting into the face, it is an excellent component to any skincare routine.
My favorite topical hyaluronic acid is the Caren Campbell MD Ultra Hydrating Serum. I love it on top of retinoids at night and in the morning to nourish and moisturize the skin. The Ultra Hydrating Serum not only contains hyaluronic acid, but antioxidants and other humectants to quench dehydrated skin. I never promote anything that I do not use on myself, and with this particular hyaluronic acid serum, I have noticed brighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin.
The Ultra Hydrating Serum contains six different hyaluronic acids, including high molecular weight hyaluronic acids that hydrates and protects the skin’s surface and smaller fractionated hyaluronic acid molecules that penetrate deeper into the skin. The serum is free of gluten, parabens, fragrance, fillers, and artificial dyes, is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores or cause acne).
Additional smart aging ingredients in the Caren Campbell MD Ultra Hydrating Serum include Sodium PCA and Glycerin, which are powerful humectants (they retain moisture) and possess the ability to bind water and prevent water loss through the skin to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28 upregulates TGF-beta 1, a messenger in the skin that helps stimulate collagen production and antioxidants Camellia Sinesis (white tea) Extract, Ergothioneine, Glutathione protect against free radical damage from sun and pollution. Lastly, minerals Zinc and Copper help to moisturize the skin, calm oil production and have an antibacterial effect.
Caren Campbell MD Ultra Hydrating Serum should be applied twice daily, morning and night. One drop is enough for the full face, but the serum can also be used on other areas of the body including hands, elbows and feet if they are excessively dry. The serum can be combined with your retinoids, creams and other serums for hydration.
To learn more about all the powerful skincare ingredients that can help you age smarter, schedule a skincare consultation with Dr. Caren Campbell.