Hyaluronic acid serum: is it really effective?

This is one of the hot topics in the beauty field. Hyaluronic acid has legitimately become a trending topic thanks to its numerous benefits, in particular for the skin. Why is this molecule so popular? How can we choose a hyaluronic acid product that is scientifically effective and valid?

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that is naturally produced by our body and assures the correct tissues hydration and elasticity. Thanks to it polarity, this molecule is able to link and retain numerous water molecules, being it a very long molecule it can sustain connective tissues.
Hyaluronic acid protects the tissues by forming a sort of barrier to stop external agents.
As time passes by, starting from the age of 25, our body’s hyaluronic acid storage starts to decrease, the skin progressively loses hydration and elasticity and the first wrinkles show up.
To fight the natural hyaluronic acid loss, it is fundamental to start using specific cosmeceuticals that contain this valuable active.

Which are the benefits for the skin?

Hyaluronic acid is the key anti-aging ingredient

It is scientifically proven that this molecule is able to reduce wrinkles presence and depth, thanks to its specific characteristic that allows it to link skin water molecules.
Other than fighting wrinkles, it is also able to prevent skin laxity, thus rendering the skin firmer.

It has a powerful hydrating effect

The main difference between hydrating creams and hyaluronic acid is that the latter hydrates deeply the most internal layers of the skin, thus not stalling on the surface.
Thanks to this characteristic, hyaluronic acid creams and lotions are suitable also for oily and mixed skin types.

It is suitable also for sensitive skin types

Hyaluronic acid is exceptionally delicate. Even though the word “acid” may suggest the contrary. It is extremely effective on every skin type, even on the most sensitive ones, which can present redness or irritations. It has a powerful natural calming action.

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid

When we use the term molecular weight, we refer to the molecule’s structure and dimensions. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is able to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and stimulate collagen synthesis, thanks to its dimension and structure.
Hyaluronic acid molecules dimensions can range between 2000 and 12/15000 Dalton: the little, the more able to draw water from the most internal skin layers.

How to choose a hyaluronic acid serum?

The greatest part of hyaluronic acid serums on the market do not contain pure hyaluronic acid crystals, on the contrary they contain hyaluronic acid water solution. This solution is often mixed with wax, paraffine, silicones, glycerin, and synthetic derivatives that mimic the pure hyaluronic acid viscosity.
It is fundamental to have a transparent formula, an informed consumer shall learn how to distinguish a good product from a bad one from the ingredients of the formula. Being able to read the INCI and spot the ingredients is a fundamental step to become an informed consumer. Our Pure Jal serum, for example is made of only 3 ingredients: water, hyaluronic acid and a cutting edge polypeptide: arginine lysine. It does not contain petrolatum, silicones, parabens, synthetic coloring agents and fragrances.

When and how to use hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a valuable ally to every skin type and age.
Usually, we suggest to start including hyaluronic acid products in one’s skincare routine starting from the age of 20/25, exactly when the natural hyaluronic acid storage of our body starts decreasing.
A hyaluronic acid serum is suitable to every face area, including lips and eye contour area. Given its purity it is suitable also for those sensitive and hurting areas, where the skin is thin and lacks firmness, elasticity and hydration. It can be used in every season on face, neck and décolleté and it is also a perfect make-up base.
Generally, the serum is absorbed in a few seconds and given the high concentration of actives only a minimum quantity is required. It must be applied on perfectly cleansed skin mornings and evenings before applying creams or make-up. Slow but firm movements are needed for its application, which shall comprise neck and décolleté as well, since they are impacted by skin aging too.

Our hyaluronic acid serums

Our line’s specific hyaluronic acid serums contain pure low molecular weight hyaluronic acid.

As previously mentioned, Pure Jal revolutionary formula comprises only 3 ingredients: the two active ingredients’ concentration is at maximum level, the hyaluronic acid molecule has a 2000 Dalton molecular weight. The synergic action of Arginine Lysine Polypeptide and Hyaluronic acid helps to maintain skin hydration and produces a significant anti-aging effect.
It is the ideal product for those skin types that present extremely visible wrinkles, lips and wrinkles with evident lines and the first signs of skin laxity.

Pure Jal 2 contains pure hyaluronic acid like Pure Jal, but in this case it has double molecular weight: the smallest molecule is able to penetrate down to the deepest epidermis layers, whilst the other one maintains the hydration also in the most superficial skin layers in the most effective and long-lasting way possible. The result is a firm and shiny skin look, its “sandwich” hydration effect renders it a cutting-edge powerful cosmeceutical.

One hydrating peptide serum slows down aging mechanisms and exerts an immediate filling effect. Its specific formula, developed also for male skin types, comprises cutting- edge peptides and the maximum percentage of hyaluronic acid to convey a long-lasting visible anti-wrinkle effect, firm up the face and maintain the skin hydration for a long period of time, even in the driest skin types.