Did you know Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body! The largest amounts are found in your skin, eyes and connective tissue. Hyaluronic Acid has many uses. Some people take it as a supplement, use it in eye drops, or use it in skin care. The Hyaluronic Acid we use in MISMO skin care is a plant derived gel that beautifully re-hydrates the skin. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight which is why it plumps the skin so well. Hyaluronic acid is known as the king of the hydrators. Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture. The ageing process, sun exposure, smoking and pollution can all decrease the amount of Hyaluronic Acid we have. Adding it to skin care can help reduce that decline and keep you looking more youthful. It can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis.
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid in skin care? Babies are born with large amounts of hyaluronic acid, as well as collagen and elastin in their skin. As we age the amounts of all these decrease. When the correct HA is used in serums or creams, in sufficient quantities, we can go a long way towards restoring our own hyaluronic acid.
How do I know if I'm using the best quality? A company that uses pharmaceutical grade will provide the best quality hyaluronic acid. MISMO not only uses pharmaceutical grade, but huge amounts. Most companies use cosmetic grade in small quantities. The reason is simple - hyaluronic acid is very expensive. Our philosophy is to formulate product to work, not to meet a price point.
How long does it take to work? HA is amazingly fast - within a day or so you will see the plumping of your skin as long as the serum or cream contains a high amount of best quality hyaluronic acid.
How often can you use hyaluronic acid Serum? Serums can be used twice a day. Mature skins will benefits from twice a day where once a day will suffice for younger skins
Can you buy cream with Hyaluronic Acid? MISMO has creams, lotions and gels containing hyaluronic acid. The creams are Anti Wrinkle Cream, New Age Moisturiser and Ultra Moisturising SPF Sunscreen. Lotions are Boost (an oil free moisturiser) and Blemish Gel; and Rejuvenating Serum - our premium anti ageing serum. Magnesium Gel Complex which is a pain control lotion also contains hyaluronic acid.