Ingredient in Focus: Hyaluronic Acid

All herald Hyaluronic Acid! One of the most trusted heroes in our daily skincare routine. This clear substance helps strengthen and support the skin’s protective barrier and lock in moisture to enhance skin hydration and secure that glorious glow, regardless of the season. No wonder it’s such an all-round essential.


What you need to know…
Hyaluronic Acid pulls moisture from the air into the skin to keep both the face and body looking and feeling softer, smoother and more hydrated. Already naturally occurring in the body, it works to keep skin stable, safe and constantly renewed. But, as we grow older, the skin starts to dry out and its ability to retain this water is diminished, resulting in a loss of firmness, suppleness and a more tired, lined look. Hence the need for topical application.

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A hydrating super power, Hyaluronic Acid is applauded for holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.

Regular use can have the following effects:

Youth-enhancing: Hyaluronic Acid’s ability to bind moisture is exceptionally important when it comes to ageing, as, while it is naturally produced by the body, levels decline quite dramatically with age – decreasing by an estimated 20% by the age of 35, and up to 60% by the age of 55. This results in a loss of firmness, plumpness, and suppleness and the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Supporting skin with hydrating products rich in high quality Hyaluronic Acid helps minimise lines and restore plumpness and radiance.

Hydrating: Hyaluronic Acid is classed as a ‘humectant’ since it is incredibly hydrating. This means that it draws moisture from the atmosphere, or from deep within the skin, and holds it in place to enhance hydration and firmness of the outermost layer of skin.

Gentle & Kind: Hyaluronic Acid is a gentle ingredient, with little risk of irritation, so even the most sensitive, redness-prone and dehydrated skin will benefit from regular use.

Protecting: The antioxidant benefits of Hyaluronic Acid help to protect and shield the skin against free radical damage caused by the sun, pollution and other environmental toxins.

What you may not know…
Known scientifically as HA, hyaluron or hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid is a glycosaminoglycan (or GAG) that helps build stronger, more flexible joints – so much so that it is commonly found in medications used to treat arthritis, frozen shoulders, and chronic tennis elbow amongst other issues. It essentially acts as a shock absorber, lubricating the fluid in the body’s joint tissues, while at the same time protecting joints from inflammation and free radical damage from the environment and certain foods.


No wonder Hyaluronic Acid is such a vital skincare ingredient – it works overtime to keep skin super hydrated, replenished, supple and plump. Which is why Scentiana’s Replenishing Body Cream is bursting with super-strength wheat-derived Hyaluronic Acid and, later this year, our iconic Reviving Body Mist will also contain hydrating bio-active Hyaluronic Acid.