What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance produced naturally by our bodies and it cushions joints, helps maintain skin elasticity and hydration, acts a free radical scavenger and provides many other benefits to the human body. The collagen is the supporting structure and the hyaluronic acid is what provides your skin with volume. Each day our body consumes about 30% of of the substance and the human body continuously manufactures it, As we age, the production process slows down. With that decline in HA production, we begin to notice areas where our skin is no longer plump and moisturized and certain areas, especially around the face begin to look sallow. Many people use injectable forms of HA to plump their skin back up. An example of these injectables are Juvederm and Restalyne. We’ve all heard of those substances so you are probably now connecting the dots. The less HA your body can produce over time, the less youthful you appear. Science has made it possible to introduce HA back into the body through topical and injectable forms to compensate for the natural loss that occurs with age.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid And Your Skin
Hyaluronic acid helps to retain water within skin cells and nearly half of what is produced by our body is stored in our collagen. During research, I learned that no other biological product can retain as much water as HA is capable of. That is why when we are young, our skin is so plump and soft and as we age, it becomes wrinkled and appears deflated. Our body regularly cycles through and eliminates the HA so it’s difficult, especially as we age, to maintain levels that keep us looking young. Injectable Juvederm and Restalyne does the trick but as may know, those injections are costly and results are temporary as your body naturally breaks down the substance.
What about topical hyaluronic acid? In a stable topical form, HA can penetrate the upper dermis which helps with tissue repair and protection. This includes UVB protection. When applied to the skin it forms a layer which locks in moisture and makes the skin appear more youthful.
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Serum Plus Vitamin C
The best hyaluronic acid is botanical and OZ Naturals offers the highest quality available having been botanically derived. The addition of Vitamin C in the product is an added antioxidant. The OZ Naturals formula leaves skin soft, smooth, and rejuvenated. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free. Get the picture? It doesn’t get much better than this and OZ Naturals has worked to produce top quality products that are all natural while maintaining a budget friendly price.
OZ Naturals hyaluronic serum works well with all skin types and can be worn under makeup. The serum should be applied first, followed by a moisturizer and sunscreen or primer (if you choose to use those products). OZ Naturals recommends starting out with applying the hyaluronic acid product once per day for two weeks and then applying it twice per day. Optimal results can be expected within 30 days of consistent use but you can expect to see results after the first time you use the product. As always, OZ Naturals keeps their ingredients list to minimum of must have ingredients.
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Plus Vitamin C Ingredients
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.
The key ingredients of the product include hylauronic acid, vitamin C, wild crafted green tea, and vitamin E. In general, ingredients are 98% natural and 72% organic which is impressive but what I’ve come to expect with OZ Naturals. For an in depth read on the benefits of the key ingredients, you can find more information here.
It was no surprise that I loved this product as much as the first one I tried from OZ Naturals. Products are affordable and the company uses all natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. They forego fancy packaging in order to bring you the best product at the best price. OZ Naturals continuously delivers on their promises and have been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Allure, In Style, and other top rated magazines. I would recommend this line for all ages and I appreciate their responsibility to maintain a healthy environment and respectable production practices.
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