WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID
WHAT DOES HYALURONIC ACID DO FOR SKIN
There are multiple types of HA molecules, each with a different function. Macro hyaluronic acid works to intensely hydrate and smooth the skin’s surface by retaining 1000x its weight in water, while micro hyaluronic acid works to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and soften wrinkles. Our L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Range harnesses both micro and macro hyaluronic acid molecules for maximum efficacy and skin plumping power. When looking for hyaluronic acid based products, look for a variety of HA molecule sizes to ensure your skin gains maximum results.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYALURONIC ACID
HOW OFTEN TO USE HYALURONIC ACID
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WHEN TO USE HYALURONIC ACID IN SKINCARE ROUTINE
WHAT IS A GOOD ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE ROUTINE
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYALURONIC ACID IN MAKEUP
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WHAT DOES HYALURONIC DO FOR HAIR
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What are the differences between hyaluronic acid and retinol?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that lends skin plumpness, volume and bounce due to its ability to hold up to 1000x its weight in water. As we age, our skin’s water retention ability declines and incorporating topical HA into skincare can be a useful way to replenish hydration and plumpness. Retinol, on the other hand, is a powerful derivative of vitamin A, an unparalleled anti-ageing active. Retinol works by increasing the rate of cell turnover which helps to visibly renew the skin, smooth texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Can you use hyaluronic acid with retinol?
Yes, hyaluronic acid and retinol work excellently in tandem and have properties that complement one another, making this one of the most popular skincare combinations. The benefits of retinol are strengthened when accompanied by HA as it helps the skin to stay hydrated and works to counteract skin prone to irritation caused by retinol - especially in the early stages of introducing retinol into your skincare routine.
Should you use hyaluronic acid before or after retinol?
The answer to this question depends on whether or not you’re looking to amp up the potency of your retinol. As hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the skin and the effects of retinol are amplified by moisture, applying your HA product before retinol will intensify its effects. If you’re new to retinol or have sensitive skin, you’ll want to swap that order. For a milder result, apply retinol to clean, dry skin, and wait up to 30 mins before applying your hyaluronic acid step.
Can you use hyaluronic acid with retinol and niacinamide?
Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid pair well together and combined with retinol makes for an impressive trio of ingredients that can tackle several skin concerns. Whether these ingredients are combined into one, multi-tasking product or layered in a regime, their hydrating and brightening properties are unmatched. As dry and flaky skin is a common side effect of regular retinol use, niacinamide and HA make for an excellent accompaniment to your retinol application. Our Laser X3 Retinol + Niacinamide Pressed Night Cream also contains hyaluronic acid, so you only need to apply one product to reap the benefits of all three ingredients.