A type of sugar molecule naturally found within our skin that helps it to retain moisture. Research has shown that supplementation of hyaluronic acid can improve skin dryness, hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines, making it the perfect ingredient to support plump and supple skin from the inside out.
- Dry Skin
Unfortunately, like collagen, the amount of hyaluronic acid that our body produces naturally declines as we age. Other environmental factors such as smoking, sun exposure and air pollution also contributes to its decline, ultimately leading to dry and dehydrated skin.
Previous research has shown that supplementation of hyaluronic acid can help to improve skin moisture and alleviate dryness. One study in particular demonstrated that supplementation of 120mg of hyaluronic acid a day for 12 weeks significantly reduced wrinkle depth and improved overall skin lustre and suppleness.
Not all hyaluronic acid is created equal though. When it comes to supplementation of hyaluronic acid, molecule size matters! Known as the Dalton size, the molecular weight (how big the hyaluronic acid molecule is) is vital if you want to get the best results.
Some sources can have a high molecular weight however evidence suggests that a Dalton size between (80 – 1,000 kDa) is the most effective for improving wrinkle depth, skin hydration and texture. Two Islands Super Beauty uses a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid of 800 kDa to ensure optimal absorption and the best results.