What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid for my skin?
Hyaluronic acid is one of the ingredients we hear a lot about in cosmetics. For day or night face cream, serum, oil, eye contour… This active ingredient, which claims to reduce wrinkles and give your skin a well-hydrated and firmer complexion, is in every formula! But do you know where it comes from? How does it work on the skin and what are its (many) benefits? How to choose the best hyaluronic acid cream? Today we are revealing an exceptional active ingredient to keep your skin firm and young, which we have been incorporating into our face care products for a long time!
What is hyaluronic acid?
It is a molecule naturally found in the human body. Among other things, its role is to preserve and nourish the joints, but also to support, protect and feed the skin tissue. It plays a key role in the beauty and youthfulness of the face, as it is capable of absorbing 1,000 times its weight in water! It limits skin dehydration and helps to keep the skin supple and firm. Unfortunately, its production decreases over time: every ten years, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases by 6%. You know the result: this gradual but significant reduction leads to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead, around the eyes and mouth, and then to general skin ageing.
If it is possible to boost your hyaluronic acid capital via injections, there is no need to use cosmetic medicine to observe its benefits quickly: by opting for a face cream containing hyaluronic acid, you will see the texture, firmness and elasticity of your skin improve and you will love this ingredient, which is considered to be the most effective anti-ageing active ingredient today.
Hyaluronic acid in cosmetics
There are two types of hyaluronic acid: the so-called “high molecular weight” hyaluronic acid creates a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to prevent water from evaporating and avoid dehydration. It helps the skin maintain that glowing look we all want! Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid penetrates deep into the cells and fills in wrinkles and fine lines, to revive tired faces showing the first signs of ageing. It stimulates the natural production of this molecule in the body as well as the activity of fibroblasts, which produce collagen.
The presence of hyaluronic acid in the formula of a day or night cream, a mask or a serum therefore makes it possible to act on two key aspects: hydration and youthfulness of the skin. As it is naturally present in the body, it has the advantage of being very well tolerated by all skin types, even the most sensitive. It is important to note that hyaluronic acid can be of natural or synthetic origin.
The Polaar teams have long identified the anti-ageing effects of hyaluronic acid on mature skin. We have focused on this key active ingredient for our ICE SOURCE range, which is formulated to keep the skin optimally moisturised for a radiant, glowing complexion day after day.
Unique hyaluronic acid-based care products
We bring you all the benefits of hyaluronic acid in the ICE SOURCE face products: cream, moisturising gel and mask help you to keep your skin beautifully moisturised and radiant every day.
We have combined it with a rare and precious polar ingredient: Iceberg Water, the purest water in the world, which has survived the centuries trapped in these mountains of ice, without pollution. Harvested in the strictest respect of the polar landscapes, this original water comes from pieces of ice detached from the icebergs and melted. Encapsulated in liposomes, it intensely hydrates your skin and spreads its moisturising power for 24 hours. Hyaluronic acid fixes this water supply in the cells, for long-lasting hydration. Finally, a polar micro-algae, Thalassiosira Antartica, reinforces the hydrolipidic film to limit water loss and ensure that your skin never feels thirsty again. The result is a fresh, youthful face and reduced signs of ageing (wrinkles, fine lines) thanks to this trio of magical ingredients!
Two hyaluronic acid-based creams have been formulated to meet the needs of all skin types. The Moisturizing Cream with its creamy, enveloping texture is suitable for normal to dry skin. The Moisturizing Gel with its ultra-fluid gel texture, penetrates the skin instantly without leaving an oily effect: it is perfect for combination to oily skin, which needs a light care product that melts into the epidermis without attacking it and without increasing sebum production.
perfect match for these two face care products is the Ultra Moisturizing Mask which, when applied once or twice a week to clean skin, boosts the effectiveness of your skin care products. The skin absorbs the product according to its level of dehydration. 10 minutes is enough to get a beautiful complexion, but the most hydration-deprived skins can leave this care product on all night for a healthy glow when they wake up.
The advantage of these moisturizing products? They contain between 95 and 96% natural ingredients. Here, as in all our face and body care products, no parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils or alcohol are used. We focus on effective, skin-friendly and environmentally friendly ingredients that are harvested in a sustainable way. Polaar cosmetics are vegan, cruelty-free and made in France to guarantee you healthy products, whatever your skin’s needs (anti-ageing, moisturising, radiance, suncare, men’s…) The healthy formulations do not compromise sensoriality: let yourself be seduced by our addictive fragrances and our smooth, creamy textures!