Hyaluronic acid: zoom on this plumping molecule
The ultimate anti-ageing active ingredienthyaluronic acid has become a must in the cosmetic world. And with good reason: it is the leading ingredient for counter the effects of aging on the skin and bring him a plumped texture. Why don't you give in to the temptation, too? The PATYKA Advanced Research reveals you everything about this miracle molecule and helps you to find the care enriched in Hyaluronic acid best suited to your needs.
Where does hyaluronic acid come from?
Nature often does things right, which is why hyaluronic acid comes primarily from your body. Indeed, you are its first producers: its ultra-repellent molecule is naturally present in your body - particularly in the dermis and in your joints - and diminishes over time, so it does not accumulate in your body.
However, this reduction is its main drawback: natural hyaluronic acid production reduces every ten years and this eventually has an impact on your skin. It can sag, your first wrinkles can appear and cell activity can slow down...sound familiar? It has also been proved that from the age of 50 the amount of hyaluronic acid in your body halves.
From the age of 50 onwards, it is proven that your hyaluronic acid level is halved.
Why choose a product containing hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid has become THE anti-ageing molecule used in beauty products as it leaves skin looking younger, smoother and plumper.
Upon application, it creates a mechanical effect: immediately recognized by fibroplasts (those cells that produce collagen), the hyaluronic acid molecule present in your skin cares acts as a signal. It then restarts its own natural production on your epidermis and allows your skin to regenerate itself.
But it also makes dehydrated skin happy because it is one of the most powerful molecules. Indeed, hyaluronic acid retains water in the cells... It's a real sponge! It is capable of retaining up to 1000 times its weight in water. Its moisturizing power ensures, in particular, the skin's rebound and the freshness of your complexion throughout the day. Considered as the cement of your skin, hyaluronic acid preserves its health capital.
Its little extra: hyaluronic acid is universal, it is suitable for all skin types without exception, even the most sensitive!
Different types of hyaluronic acid
There is a reason why you can find hyaluronic acid in so many of your beauty products: it has a range of different benefits. In fact, different types of hyaluronic acid exist and their helpful properties vary according to their weight.
At PATYKA, we use a pure hyaluronic acid, vegetable and certified organic by Ecocert. It is obtained by biofermentation of a wheat seed with a lactic acid bacterium (Bacillus Subtilisus), after several purification steps without any chemical solvent, in a constant concern for purity and quality.
There is a reason why you can find hyaluronic acid in so many of your beauty products:
1 - High molecular weight hyaluronic acid :
As its name suggests, hyaluronic acid has the largest molecule size. It is an excellent humectant, it forms a non-occlusive moisturizing film on the surface of the skin, acts on the surface of the epidermis and does not penetrate the skin barrier. It is ideal for retaining water in cells.
In the beauty world, it is used to hydrate the skin surface, especially for skins which don’t yet have too many signs of ageing.
2 - Hyaluronic acid of intermediate molecular weight :
It is the one that penetrates your epidermis and no longer acts only on the surface. It has an intense volumizing and moisturizing effect, filling in the first wrinkles and plumping up the skin. It allows a prolonged hydration, while erasing certain imperfections or asymmetries of your epidermis.
It is also ideal for plumping and rounding cheeks and balancing out your facial contours.
3 - Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid:
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is certainly the smallest molecule (it is even a micro-molecule) but it is precisely its very small size that allows it to penetrate deep into your skin. It acts directly in the layers of the epidermis, boosts collagen production and prevents skin slackening.
Once skin microcirculation has been activated, your skin becomes visibly firmer and is left deeply hydrated.
What forms does hyaluronic acid take?
The best-known form of hyaluronic acid is injections from a specialist dermatologist or cosmetic doctor. The injections are progressive, several sessions are required and the results, although immediately visible, are not permanent.
But no need to resort to surgery to take advantage of its anti-wrinkle effect ! This is why many women – frightened or uninterested in an act of aesthetic medicine – choose a local application of hyaluronic acid, turning to cares and creams.
Choosing the right hyaluronic acid product
Choosing the right care hyaluronic acid based on the needs of your skinbut also of the desired effect: do you want to more hydrated skin or would you like fight against the signs of age ?
I want hydrated skin protected from external aggressors
You hear it all the time: repeated exposure to pollution and blue lights, oxidative stress and fatigue accelerate the skin's aging process. Little by little, it is your skin that suffers: it becomes dull, dehydrated and the first wrinkles set in.
Antioxidant treatments are indispensable to all urban skins that wish to prevent early signs of age.
The PATYKA recommendation:
As a first step, apply the Radiance Regenerating Seruma care detoxifier that acts as a real shield on your skin. It blocks free radicals and its formulation enriched with Hyaluronic acid boosts cellular renewal. This allows to maintain a high level of hydration on the surface of the skin by retaining the water in the cells.
In a second step, apply the Multi Protection Radiance Cream (available in two textures), a cream rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidant agents that neutralise free radicals while moisturizing intensely. It brings energy to your skin and smoothes wrinkles and fine lines.
I want a plump skin and wrinkles filled
With age, the pace of life and external aggressions, the skin produces less and less hyaluronic acid, it slackens and fine lines and wrinkles appear. What does it need? Specific gestures to restore the skin's radiance and original beauty.
The PATYKA recommendation:
Our Anti-Ageing Ritual Makeup Remover proposes a three-step technique inspired by Asian Layering. On a flawless skin cleansed (With theRemarkable Cleansing oil), Cleaned (With the Cleansing Perfecting Foam) and Dried, we recommend that you use the Essential Lifting Lotiona collagen care booster that combines the virtues of 7 powerful natural active ingredientsThe pure, plant-based hyaluronic acid moisturizes and gives your skin a velvety feel while plumping it up. Apply in the evening, as a last make-up removal gesture, or in the morning to gently wake up your skin.
- We love him for : its "primer" action, which prepares the skin for the next cares.
To protect your skin from the signs of ageing for the long-term, then apply Advanced Plumping Serum. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, it creates a protective film And Firm Skin To make it visibly plump and intensely hydrated. As for his immediate tensor effectIt remodels the volumes of the face, smoothes and improves the elasticity of the skin. To be applied morning and evening all over your face with slow smoothing motions.
- We love him for its light texture and its radiant complexion effect on your skin.
Finally, for visibly firmed skin and wrinkles filled in, select the Youth remodeling cream - Universal TextureThe formula is based on the 3 molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (low, intermediate and high), which allow it to act in depth and on the surface to effectively correct the signs of aging and smooth your skin.
- We love it for: its universal texture, which suits all skin types.
For skins that need daily comfort, don't panic! The Youth Reshaping Cream also exists under a rich, soothing textureIdeal for dehydrated skin. And for those who are afraid of shining in the middle of the day, discover its formula specially designed for normal to combination skin with a super fine texture and safe for your pores.
Longer-lasting plumped skin: our daily recommendations
Of course, if you want to adopt this anti-oxidant and anti-aging beauty routine and see results quickly, don't forget to take care your skin from the inside out, by following these few good resolutions:
- For women smokers, limiting or stopping smoking is an essential gesture to keep their skin plumped up for longer.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially between noon and 4pm.
- Remember to provide your body with a diet rich in vitamins (A, B, C and E), antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
- Hydrate yourself daily (water, tea, infusions, etc.).
- Don't neglect your sleep: a good night's sleep is essential for maintaining your skin's elasticity, hydration and cell renewal.