Anti-ageing & Hyaluronic Acid Myths!
Hey Everyone this is Nishantaini your friendly CEO from Bon Organics and I’m here to share the truth about anti-ageing creams that the skincare industry won’t tell you. Also, at the end of this blog I've shared some natural tips that you can do at home to fight the signs of ageing.
We all start aging when we’re 25 years old and believe it or not, we’re all concerned and trying to fight this. There are so many products that claim to stop aging, among which Hyaluronic Acid is the most popular ingredient that promises flawless & youthful skin.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance our body uses to keep our skin and connective tissue lubricated, strong and healthy.
It is naturally present inside our body, of which 50% is found in the skin. Over time, factors such as sun exposure and normal aging can significantly reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid found within our skin.
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do?
From a skincare perspective, Hyaluronic acid plays a major role in keeping our skin hydrated. It contributes to a smooth, firm and plump look by helping our skin retain moisture with its powerful water-binding potential.
Skin that’s dehydrated and lacking in hyaluronic acid can often look washed out and less elastic.
A) More HA in your skin = more hydrated skin = young and flawless skin
B) Less HA in your skin = less hydrated skin = aged and wrinkled skin
Where does it come from?
HA found in topical creams is made artificially or derived from fermented wheat.
Hold on a second, let’s look a little deeper...
Here’s why you won’t find HA in our range:
- The hyaluronic acid molecule is too large to penetrate into the epidermis, meaning topical hyaluronic acid is only really effective on the surface of the skin.
- Smaller molecule of HA has been created that can penetrate the skin but it’s not exactly the same as the HA present in our skin anymore.
- HA’s effects depend on the environment. HA had the superpower to bind with water. When you live in humid environments, the HA applied to your skin, will absorb water from the air and put it in your skin, but when the air is dry, HA, sucks the water from your skin and puts it on the top layer of your skin. This makes you look hydrate on the outside, but the deeper levels of your skin are drying out.
- For HA to be effective, we need certain Receptors that naturally occur in our body. But these also decrease as we age; so regardless of how much you increase your HA levels, without receptors, HA will not be effective.
Here are my tips to fight aging at home:
A. Water! You don’t need an expensive product to make your skin cells plump, you just need more water. Our cells have the natural ability to absorb and retain water. And besides, why do it externally when you can fix things internally? Water fixes everything! :)
B. Nutritious food that naturally promote HA such as Soy-based products, Citrus Fruits, Sweet Potatoes, and leafy veggies.
C. Sandalwood Essential oil has moisturizing properties due to naturally occurring emollients, which help retain water in your skin. They can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles by acting as a filler. Sandalwood’s astringent effects can also promote skin-cell turnover, which helps keep the skin moisturized and free of dead skin-cell buildup.
D. Rose Essential oils are especially helpful in skin-cell turnover and renewal, a process that’s important in preventing dull-looking skin.
My final tip when working with essential oils is to never apply it directly on bare skin. Always use with carriers oils or over a coat of Aloe Vera gels or moisturisers and only in very minute quantities.
I hope you had a good read!