Understanding Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid

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Hyaluronic Acid is a key ingredient in our {Re}store Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream which protects and heals skin post-peel. But what is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic Acid is naturally-occuring fatty acid in humans, and cushions and lubricates skin and joints. As we age, our levels of Hyaluronic Acid decrease (one reason our joints creak and pop as we get older)! Smoking and a poor diet accelerate the process of decreasing hyaluronic acid . Hyaluronic acid is also known as a super-moisturizer since it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, helping to plump and moisturize very dry skin.


The Environmental Working Group as also given Hyaluronic acid as an ingredient a “0” score in terms of risk  (lower being good here!) with no known carcinogenic or toxic effects from use.


Even better, {Re}fresh Skin Therapy’s Hyaluronic acid is 100% botanically-derived, whereas other companies’ products can often be derived from animal cartilage.

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