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Skin care products are a booming business, and exponentially outsell cosmetics. Why is this? One reason is that while cosmetics can cover up and enhance your features, quality skin care can help restore and maintain youthfulness from within. But spending five minutes browsing skin care regimens can leave you perplexed and overwhelmed. What products do you really need? Do products with overlapping ingredients work better? And for every label touting anti-aging properties, what really works the best?

You may see many familiar ingredients such as collagen or retinol, but one ingredient showing up in many skin care products on the market is hyaluronic acid. Used in both over the counter beauty creams as well as medspa applications, hyaluronic acid is gaining ground as a powerful, effective ingredient.

What is Hyaluronic Acid and What Does it Do?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance is naturally produced in your body. Vital to regulating cell growth and renewal, hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding substance produced in your own skin cells to help naturally maintain its moisture. In a perfect world, your skin would stay hydrated and youthful, thanks to your own naturally occurring levels of hyaluronic acid. Skin that is healthy and hydrated shows fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid absorbs and boosts moisture levels so much that these fine lines are filled in and the skin appears smooth and flawless.

But the aging process can cause those hyaluronic acid levels to dip, resulting in dull, dry skin, and greater visibility of those fine lines and wrinkles. Skin suffering from dehydration may sag, itch, and experience premature aging.

How is Hyaluronic Acid Used?

Believe it or not, this super substance is used for a variety of healing mechanisms, including joint disorders, eye surgeries, mouth sores, and helping to heal burns and wounds. Its ability to help cells grow and regenerate make it a multi-talented substance for gentle and effective healing.

When added to facial skin care products and treatments, hyaluronic acid goes to work to renew your skin, restore hydration, and fill in fine lines and wrinkles which give the appearance of aging or tiredness. As a result, you look and feel refreshed, well rested, and rejuvenated. And maintaining your skin at its optimum health will let it serve you by looking and feeling your best for years to come.

What Products Include Hyaluronic Acid?

At the Elizabeth Roche MedSpa, we stand behind the products that have our name on them. Elizabeth Roche has designed a full line of unique skin care products containing ingredients that will help your skin stay healthy, soft, and radiant.

Our Hyla-Peptide Serum is an oil-free gel and you may apply it under sunscreen, makeup, and other moisturizers. If you have oily skin, the Hyla-Peptide Serum works beautifully as a lightweight moisturizer without depositing extra oils. Don’t confuse hydrated skin with oily skin. Our Hyla-Peptide Cream gives you lightweight moisture and replenishes lipids. The benefits of our Hyla-Peptide Serum and Cream will help give you healing hydration without leaving behind oils. Contact us today to learn more.