If you’ve so much as taken a quick peek into the world of skincare lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard of hyaluronic acid. The skincare superstar is, well, just that—a superstar. The benefits of hyaluronic acid make it a no-brainer when you’re looking to add some extra hydration to your complexion for a plump, dewy effect. But did you know that hyaluronic acid can also take an eye serum from good to the best eye serum you’ve ever laid your, er, eyes on? Read on to learn all about hyaluronic acid skincare and, more specifically, the benefits of hyaluronic acid in an eye serum.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Before we jump into why you need to try an eye serum that’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, it’s important to fully understand exactly what hyaluronic acid is. Technically, hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that is found naturally in skin. The reason it’s such a skincare hero is because it’s a humectant, which means it draws in moisture from its surroundings, it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water and it’s tolerated by all skin types. Impressive, right?
What can hyaluronic acid do for skin?
A lot! Unfortunately, but perhaps unsurprisingly, the amount of hyaluronic acid the body naturally creates decreases due to things like age and sun damage. But when you use hyaluronic acid skincare products, they replenish the moisture and hydration that has been lost, plumping up your skin and making it look firmer, dewier and more youthful.
How should hyaluronic acid be used?
For the best results, reach for a hyaluronic acid serum, like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum; it will normally contain the most potent and concentrated formulation of an ingredient. Because hyaluronic acid is a humectant (a.k.a. water magnet), applying it to damp skin will make a huge difference, since it will draw that moisture inward. Remember: Hyaluronic acid needs to draw moisture from somewhere in order for it to work, so you’ll want to ensure that that “somewhere” is a damp environment that you’ve created on the surface of your skin. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum is approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association and it delivers results immediately and over time. After one application, skin is replumped in an hour, and in six weeks, the appearance of wrinkles have been minimized by 47%! To really make the most of this plumping ingredient, top your serum with a cream that’s also rich in hyaluronic acid like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Line Plumping Water Cream. It’s proven to reduce the look of lines by -38% and minimize them over time with a formula that’s lightweight and works on all skin types. In addition, skin is three times plumper in two weeks!
Why is hyaluronic acid especially good for the eye area?
Now that you’re up to speed on the benefits of hyaluronic acid for your skin, let’s get into why you need to swap your plain ol’ eye serum out for an eye serum that’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Hyaluronic Acid + Caffeine Eye Serum . Hyaluronic acid works fast to hydrate, brighten and plump up the skin—something that’s particularly needed in the undereye area. This is because the thin skin in that area of the face (fun fact: the undereye skin is actually the thinnest skin on the body) makes blood vessels super visible, and puffiness draws even more attention to dark shadows under the eyes. Hyaluronic acid eye serum works by drawing moisture to the area to visibly re-plump, brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles and crow’s feet. In just two weeks time, it will make your eyes appear five years younger! The triple bead steel roller on L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Eye Serum provides the delicate skin under eye area with a gentle massage and a cooling effect to help depuff and awaken tired eyes.
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