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Hyaluronic Acid Under the Tree

woman in bath towel on head applying oil serumOK, so last month, we told you to come in and give your friend, spouse, or partner the gift of permanent hair removal — yes, that would be Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal. It’s the perfect gift for anyone, except maybe that Wolf Boy in the travelling circus who needs his hair for work.

Since we’re now into December, we’re going to give you more gift giving advice. No, we’re not all materialistic and such, but we like to give our adored clients advice on taking care of their skin (in addition to removing unwanted hair on said skin). And so, we don’t like seeing you wasting your hard-earned dollars on products that talk a good game but don’t really do much good for your skin. After all, for your BFF, what’s a better Christmas or Hannukah gift that an awesome skin care product?

To get right to it, hyaluronic acid in skincare products. Worth it or worthless?

Let’s get into that in December’s two blogs.

What is hyaluronic acid?

We’ve all heard of hyaluronic acid. It’s supposed to do some good things for our skin, and it’s the basis of most of the dermal fillers out there, such as Juvéderm.

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that is naturally found in your skin as well in the connective tissue across your body. To be clinical, hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that acts as a cushioning and lubricating agent for our skin, eyes, hair, nerves, and joints.

How does it moisturize the skin? Because it can bind to 1000 times its weight in water. Whoa.

How does hyaluronic acid benefit your skin?

Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to the skin, which is always important. Lack of moisture is one of the main culprits behind aging skin. Here’s some cool stuff about hyaluronic acid:

  • It helps retain moisture by helping replenish and hold onto cell moisture, hydrating and plumping the skin.
  • It reduces the appearance of wrinkles by keeping the skin plump and moisturized.
  • It works well as a dermal filler because there aren’t any reactions since hyaluronic acid already occurs naturally in the body.
  • It absorbs quickly, so your body actually uses more of it.
  • It’s non-irritating for all skin types.
  • Unlike some fancy skincare ingredients, hyaluronic acid products can be found in lots of places, not just expensive dermatologist offices or spas.

OK, so those are the basics for this blog. Hyaluronic acid is a good addition to a moisturizer for you or your BFF’s stocking. Just know you don’t need to spend a fortune, these products only have 1% to 2% hyaluronic acid, along with mostly water.

In December’s second blog, we’ll get into this a little more deeply. Until then, if you have questions about getting rid of your unwanted hair, or better yet, you’d like to make an appointment, call us at Romeo & Juliette, (212) 750-2000.

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