Ever wondered how the Hollywood elite make it through the maelstrom of glitzy parties looking immaculate? Well they’re all on acid... hyaluronic acid that is.
Sounds like something found bubbling away in a science lab, but hyaluronic acid is an essential ingredient for many skin-savvy celebs, including Penelope Cruz, who is huge a fan of the L’Oreal’s Derma Genesis range.
So, what is it?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of your body’s connective tissue that maintains skin’s strength and elasticity.
What does it do?
Hyaluronic acid can retain over a 1000 times its weight in water, so it’s super-hydrating and helps to give you a bright appearance by keeping cells plumped and strong.
Who should use it?
As we age, the natural hyaluronic acid levels in our skin decrease. Mostly found in anti-ageing creams for mature skin, hyaluronic acid is quickly becoming a preventative treatment and skin staple for younger people looking to stave off the effects of ageing for as long as possible. Continuous use of hyaluronic acid ensures you retain moisture and elasticity in your skin.
yaluronic acid products to try:
1. Hydraluron Moisture Booking Mask, £19.99 – A definite morning-after treatment. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes after your normal cleansing routine and it will keep skin hydrated for a whopping 24 hours.
2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, £65 – A few drops of this super serum leaves skin brighter and more radiant by morning.
3. Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream, £48 – Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and leaves skin firmer and significantly lifted.
Why not check out Marie Claire’s top ten anti-ageing products…