Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Still the Hottest Ingredient in Beauty

November 5, 2015

If you spend any time perusing the beauty pages of magazines, or paying attention to new releases in the aisles of Sephora, you might have noticed that a certain wonder ingredient is popping up everywhere.

It’s called hyaluronic acid, and though it may sound like something out of a chemistry set, it’s increasingly being hailed as a key anti-aging nutrient.

Here’s the deal: hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body — found in the highest concentration in fluids between the joints and in the eyes. The reason it’s seen as the next big thing in anti-aging cosmetics is because its molecules can retain huge amounts of water.


Lack of moisture is a key contributor to aging. As we get older, our skin loses the ability to produce hyaluronic acid (and so the ability to retain moisture), leading to a loss of elasticity and firmness.

Applying hyaluronic (whether in natural or synthetic form) gives the skin back its ability to hold onto water, and also helps to strengthen its natural barrier.

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The fact that hyaluronic is already produced in the body means you’re repairing with skin-identical ingredients, a bonus for people who usually react badly to products. As for acne sufferers,hyaluronic acid is perfect, as it is super light and won’t clog up pores.

Philosophy’s renewed hope in a jar not only contains hyaluronic acid to deliver that boost of hydration, but also uses ingredients such as asian fruit extracts and alpha-hydroxy, which brighten and constantly renew skin.

Add a dose of hyaluronic acid to your beauty routine with philosophy, and your skin with soon be showing off that healthy rosy glow that everyone will notice.