The skincare industry is rife with glamorous products, wrapped up in flashy packaging and marketed as the Next Big Thing.
It’s tempting, we know. But some products and ingredients are so tried and true that no matter what else comes along, they’ve got a permanent spot in our overcrowded medicine cabinet.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of them.
As of late, we can’t get enough of PCA Skin’s revolutionary line of HA products, a collection of unparalleled formulations that takes this epic ingredient to a new level.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring sugar in the skin that locks in moisture, keeping it dewy, plump, and hydrated. It’s also a powerful humectant that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, a superpower that helps the skin retain its elasticity.
As we age, the concentration and quality of the HA in our skin declines. This causes visible signs of aging (i.e. wrinkles and fine lines) to become more pronounced, and the skin to take on a dry, rough appearance.
So, what’s a girl to do?
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of HA serums available on the market today. But not all of them are created equal. When it comes to HA, a medical-grade product backed by clinical results and ingredients is an investment your skin will thank you for.
That’s why we’re obsessed with PCA Skin’s suite of HA formulas. Read on for three reasons why you should be, too!
Reason #1: When done right, your HA serum hydrates the deeper skin layers to reveal a youthful, radiant appearance.
Many HA serums sit on the surface of the skin, hydrating the superficial layers… and not much else. PCA’s Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum takes things two steps further. By penetrating the epidermis via hydrolyzed HA, it replenishes depleted stores of HA in the skin’s extracellular matrix.
And it doesn’t stop there. This award-winning corrective serum also encourages the body to increase its own production of HA, which prevents collagen degradation. The result? Deeper hydration where it really counts and sustainable moisture that combats future signs of aging.
Grab this cult favorite here.
Reason #2: A little HA to the lips works wonders for long-term plumping.
It’s no secret that we’re huge advocates of using the right type and amount of filler for increasing lip volume. But incorporating a HA-based lip hydrator can be a game-changer, too — especially if your pout is suffering the effects of dry weather and visible lines or cracks.
PCA’s Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster contains an advanced blend of dehydrated HA microspheres that penetrate the lip’s epidermis. Upon contact with water, these spheres swell and draw moisture into the lips. This allows for instant moisturizing and long-lasting lip plumping action with zero irritation or discomfort.
Gone are the days of DuWop Lip Venom. Sure, the sting was kind of cool. But now that we’re older and wiser, we prefer to put our faith in collagen stimulating peptides rather than ingredients that fade by 6th period.
Grab this cult favorite in a lip product here.
Reason #3. Given extra time to work it’s magic, a targeted, overnight HA treatment calms the skin and reveals a glowing complexion in the AM.
Hyaluronic acid may be an unwavering staple in skin care, but as usual, PCA has discovered a new way to harness its potential.
Enter the Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask.
This leave-on treatment combines two types of HA, providing hydration to both the surface and deeper layers of the skin. The addition of niacinamide — a potent antioxidant that improves the skin’s barrier function — fights free radicals and increases collagen production for a visibly brighter (and healthier!) complexion.
The delicate formula also contains a blend of natural, anti-inflammatory extracts that induce a state of calm. The signature scent, reminiscent of lavender and eucalyptus, will drift you off to a dreamlike sleep.
Intense hydration that rejuvenates the skin overnight and promotes deep beauty rest? Yes, please.
Be the first to try this new Skin Cham fave here.
While some products in your skincare routine tend to rotate based on the weather, your mood, and your budget, others deserve a permanent spot. Make these three HA miracles from PCA your forever-staples. With regular, consistent use, your skin will reach a level of enviable radiance and enduring hydration.
Want to win the hyaluronic acid overnight mask for yourself? Make sure to head to our Instagram to enter in our giveaway before it ends March 12th! If you have any questions on if these products are right for you, make sure to schedule a consultation here.
We can’t wait to help you along your aesthetic journey.
The Skin Charm Team