From Web MD:
Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints.
Some research indicates it is "possibly effective" for sun damaged and/or aging skin. By injecting a specific hyaluronic acid product (Juvéderm is commonly used) into facial wrinkles, the wrinkles can be reduced for up to one year. Also taking a product containing hyaluronic acid and other ingredients seems to decrease wrinkles and damage from the sun when used for at least 3 months.
When taken by mouth: Hyaluronic acid is LIKELY SAFE when used appropriately. Rarely, it may cause allergic reactions.
When applied to the skin: Hyaluronic acid is LIKELY SAFE when used appropriately. Rarely, it may cause allergic reactions.
Web MD further states that not enough evidence exists to claim hyaluronic acid can improve wrinkled skin.
So what's this all mean? Hyaluronic acid is likely safe for anyone to use. It's not a guaranteed "fix" for aging skin, but it likely won't cause any harm. It's a great ingredient to have in your skin care wardrobe.
If you decide to try a product with hyaluronic acid, I have options for you. My new Purity Toner with Green Tea has hyaluronic acid to improve moisture retention. This refreshing solution also tightens and calms the skin.
HA (Hyaluronic Acid) Serum with peptides is designed to boost collagen production. It can be used by all skin types and can be worn under makeup or used as a sunscreen.
Other ingredients that can be of benefit? Peptides (including matrixyl) do a great job of increasing collagen production (Loss of collagen is the primary cause of those pesky wrinkles.) and helping skin maintain a youthful appearance.
Matrixyl is a peptide, palmitoyl-pentapeptide. It’s different than many of the other peptides used in skin care, because its results are long-lasting, not just for a mere hour after application. Its job is to specifically target and stimulate collagen synthesis and to repair damage. This function reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin firmer, smoother and more youthful looking.
If you want to try peptides, use my KNexyl Anti-Aging Lotion. This product produced a visible improvement in my skin. It has consistently been a favorite with my clients.