Water reflects light. Water makes skin cells full and round and full of light. Increasing your skins ability to absorb and maintain water is paramount in maintaing a skin that reflects light, thus a young looking skin.
The most profound molecule in our skin to attract and maintain water is Hyaluronic Acid.
If maintaining a young looking skin is of interest to you, this is worth the read (plus there is a great video and extra bonus at the end).
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a carbohydrate occurring naturally throughout the human body. Although Hyaluronic Acid can be found naturally in most every cell in the body, it is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin tissue. Almost 50% of the bodies HA is found here. It is found in both the deep underlying dermal areas as well as the visible epidermal top layers.
Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains large amounts of HA that helps keep the skin stay young and healthy. The HA provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. With age, the ability of the skin to produce HA decreases.
Hyaluronic Acid’s consistency and tissue-friendliness allows it to be beneficial in skin-care products as an excellent moisturizer. Because HA is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature with numerous benefits for the human body it can be described as “nature’s moisturizer”.
The fact that Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the dermis of the skin makes it even more appealing as a skin care ingredient.
Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid. It is a smaller molecule than Hyaluronic Acid that is easily absorbed topically through the skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate is a powerful humectant that attracts and holds on to water, making it the ultimate skin moisturizer. This helps to hydrate skin and keep it moist and supple.
Because it attracts and binds to water, it causes slight swelling. This swelling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives skin a more youthful appearance. In addition, the subtle swelling increases volume, which makes skin look younger.
People are increasingly looking for products that contain natural ingredients that aren’t toxic and won’t harm or irritate skin. Sodium Hyaluronate fits the bill. The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database classifies it as an ingredient with a low potential for toxicity and gives it a high safety rating.
This is why my favorite (and most popular) skin care offering is my Age Defying Serum.
It delivers a concentrated dose of Sodium Hyaluronate to your skin before you moisturize. It dramatically draws and maintains water in your skin.
Because I keep my skin care cost inclusive, it is only $29.
If what you just read makes sense to you, I urge you to try Age Defying Serum.
As a thank you for reading this post, I am offering my Age Defying Serum for only $25 for the rest of October, 2015.
if younger looking skin appeals to you, this is the best nature has to offer. The rest is up to you.
Please apply it all over your face each time before you apply moisturizer.
I will be posting an ongoing series of Makeup Gourmet Authentic Beauty Makeup skin care highlight in upcoming blogs.
Each post will highlight a skin care category Makeup Gourmet offers.
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CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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