HA?! What is Nano-Capsulized Hyaluronic Acid?
And why do you want it?
Have you ever found yourself asking these questions:
- Why does my skin feel tight?
- Why does my skin feel itchy?
- Why does my skin feel sensitive?
Don’t worry! You’re not alone! This can happen to anyone at any point - yes, even someone who usually enjoys flawless skin. Unlike dry skin, which experts consider a skin type, the above may indicate inner-skin dryness or, more simply, dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is considered a skin condition (meaning it is more temporary) and can affect anyone - even those with oily skin or combination skin types.
What’s the issue?
While dry skin is a lack of oil in your skin, dehydrated skin is a lack of water.
The largest factor that will determine the hydration levels of your skin is the health of your moisture barrier. Your skin’s moisture barrier is your first line of defence against external factors like pollutants, bacteria, and irritants. It is also responsible for helping your skin hold onto its water - whether it is ingested or pulled from the air.
Out of thin air
Let’s talk about humectants! Humectants are substances that attract water and are often used in personal care products to help hydrate your skin more. One of the most popular humectants in skincare is hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) plays well with most all skincare ingredients and is naturally occurring in many parts of your body. It can bind over one thousand times its weight in water, so it’s a player you definitely want on your side!
We’ve already got a whole post about hyaluronic acid, so if you’re just getting started, please check it out here.
River Deep, Mountain High
Getting hyaluronic acid in your routine is one thing. Getting it to go deep is another!
The more layers of skin HA penetrates, the more hydration it can deliver. Some skincare products contain hyaluronic acid in different molecular weights for just this reason and to improve absorption into your skin. The newest formulation of the Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Serum takes this a step further and contains Nano-Capsulized Hyaluronic Acid™ for even faster and deeper moisturization. The nano-sized capsules of hyaluronic acid can reach up to 15 layers deep in your stratum corneum.
It’s estimated that the Nano-Capsulized Hyaluronic Acid™ can facilitate better moisture retention for up to 72 hours.
Keeping it to yourself
But all this is for nought if your skin barrier is damaged and all that good water is escaping through the cracks! One of the advantages of including a product like the INNISFREE Green Tea Seed Hyaluronic Serum in your skincare routine is that it also contains probiotics to help restore the skin’s natural oil and water balance so you can hydrate and heal simultaneously.
You’ll know you’ve built a strong moisture barrier that’s doing its job if it looks and feels smooth and plump. Itchiness, tightness, and flakiness are all signs that it’s time to take action!
Inner-skin dryness is no joke! Most importantly, it’s a sign that your moisture barrier is hurting and now that you know that, you also know that you can address both issues simultaneously.
It’s about time we go deeper!