The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

hyaluronic acid serum for skin care Apr 7, 2021

The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Let us talk about your skin’s hydration and why hyaluronic acid plays a key role. Although the name can sound a little invasive – not to worry – it is a safe and natural substance.

Research published in Dermato Endocrinology [i], states that hyaluronic acid is a key molecule in one’s skin and is vital for maintaining moisture levels. However, as we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, and hence, visible signs of aging occur – sagging and dehydration.

Using products containing hyaluronic acid will help to reduce the signs of aging and restore the structural integrity of the skin. Hyaluronic acid, a natural humectant found in the dermis, the middle or “core” layer of the skin, is beneficial for oily or dry skin-types. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water, the results are more supple skin with improved elasticity.

Key Nutrients that help to maintain healthy levels of Hyaluronic Acid

Magnesium supports and maintains HA levels:

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Legumes
  • Nuts & Seeds

Antioxidants inhibit the enzyme that breaks down HA in the body:

  • Berries
  • Green Tea
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Artichokes
  • Avocados

Zinc plays a key role in preventing the loss of HA:

  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Meats
  • Eggs

Isoflavones help to naturally promote HA production:

  • Organic Whole Soy Products
  • Organic Tempeh
  • Organic Miso
  • Organic Soybeans

In conclusion, there are few ways you can maximize the hyaluronic acid levels in your skin:

  1. use of topical products,
  2. diet, and/or
  3. supplementation

At Skin Care by Shawna, we carry many varieties of hyaluronic acid. For more information please reach out by email or book a free 15-minute consultation

ClearChoice Sodium Hyaluronate is a superior hydrating and plumping serum that transforms skin from the inside out.

*NEW* Hyaluronan-NAG  Liposome: Regenerative and moisture-retaining, this additive is a hydration bomb that combines hyaluronic acid (HA) and HA’s precursor, N-acetyl Glucosamine (NAG), for a plump and healthy skin barrier.
  • Together, these ingredients help the skin’s natural exfoliation process, reduce hyperpigmentation, speed wound healing, and collagen synthesis.
  • It is suitable for dry, sensitive, mature and/or acne-prone skin.
  • You can request this serum be added to your custom blended Dermaviduals cream or you can purchase it to use under your day or night cream.


[i] Papakonstantinou, E., Roth, M., & Karakiulakis, G. (2012). Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin ageing. Dermato-endocrinology, 4(3), 253–258.

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