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Benefits of Topical Hyaluronic Acid
So, what can hyaluronic acid do for your skin? As we’ve touched on above, a lot. Large-scale research shows that hyaluronic acid has several positive effects on your skin, including many that can make the effects of aging less visible.
From a skin care perspective, the main benefits of hyaluronic acid are:
Fewer, less visible wrinkles. As we covered above, both topical hyaluronic acid and supplements that contain hyaluronic acid have been shown to make age-related lines and wrinkles lighter and less visible.
Smoother skin texture. Products that contain hyaluronic acid can improve your skin’s physical texture, making it look and feel smoother and less affected by imperfections.
Better hydrated, more elastic skin. Hyaluronic acid is famous for its ability to retain water. When applied to your skin, it can improve its moisture retention, firmness and elasticity -- all factors that help to prevent common signs of skin aging.
Reduced skin irritation. In its topical form, hyaluronic acid is approved by the FDA to treat several as a medication for several forms of dermatitis, including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and allergic contact dermatitis.
Faster wound healing. Research suggests that hyaluronic acid can improve the skin’s ability to heal. The FDA has also approved topical hyaluronic acid products for wound and skin ulcer healing.
Limits of Topical Hyaluronic Acid
Over the last few decades, hyaluronic acid has grown from a popular substance used mainly in cosmetic treatments to the latest, greatest ingredient in consumer skin care.
Like many other ingredients that go from somewhat popular to essential, some of the marketing claims about hyaluronic acid aren’t completely accurate.
Others are downright misleading, or in some cases, completely disproven by real scientific evidence.
Because of this, it’s important to cover what hyaluronic acid doesn’t do in addition to its potential benefits for your skin.