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What You Might Not Know About Hyaluronic Acid

After spending some time speaking with Margo Marrone, owner of The Organic Pharmacy, I learnt a thing or two about hyaluronic acid which is the latest technology and buzz ingredient in beauty these days. When you hear a brand pumping out the catch phrase hyaluronic acid, they want you to believe that it's doing wonders to your skin to prevent, repair and rejuvenate lines and wrinkles. To some degree, it can do just that, but there's a little more to it. Here's what to look for.

There are two types of hyaluronic acid; long chain and short chain. Long chain sits on top your skin and fills in the crevasses of the wrinkle, so when you wash it off, the wrinkle, or fine line will reappear. Even though it looks like your wrinkle is gone, it's really not, despite the fact that you have used a product containing hyaluronic acid. Long chain benefits are effective for smoothing skin, however, they are only temporary, and this is the kind of hylaluronic acid that is in most types of skin care.

Short chain hyaluronic acid however, penetrates the surface of the skin and tricks the cells to think that the long chains are broken, so with in 30 days (the amount of time it takes for a new cell to regenerate), skin will begin to create long chains which will repair the skin for long term, lasting results.

Organic Pharmacy has a product out called Expression Treatment (£43.96) that contains short chain hyaluronic acid blended with botanicals to help smooth the skin and prevent the formation of future wrinkles. After continuing my research, the only drawback to using short chain hyaluronic acid is that it can cause a bit of inflammation at the start, before you see the any benefits. What products are you using that contain hyaluronic acid?

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