Hyaluronic acid has been buzzing in the wellness world for a little while now and you have probably seen it touted in all kinds of skincare products or even featured on TikTok. So, what’s all the hype about? Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid, its benefits, and why we love it for a few of our superfood wellness products.
What is it?
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule produced naturally by the body that binds and retains water. While it can be found all over the body, 50% of your body’s total HA is found in the skin!
There’s a reason why people have recently gone crazy over hyaluronic acid. It has insane hydrating properties that help your skin maintain a glowy, dewy and healthy appearance. It is also known for lubricating the joints and helping wounds heal faster.
How to get it
Did you know the amount of naturally produced hyaluronic acid in your body decreases as you get older? As you age, you need to find ways to boost it. Luckily, many skincare brands have it in their products and lots of veggies and fruits (like sweet potatoes, jicama, oranges and lemons) contain some amount of the molecule.
Our preferred way to get more hyaluronic acid is an easy, on-the-go approach: ingestibles (hint, hint: Skin Hydration Ade). In the right dose, hyaluronic acid is perfectly safe to ingest and has been shown to improve the skin’s condition by increasing moisture!