Far below the surface of your skin, proteins and amino acids are converted to elastin and collagen, new skin cells work their way to the surface, and glands produce the oil that helps protect your skin from moisture loss. These processes work together harmoniously to help keep your skin smooth, supple, and vibrant.1 Once you get past a certain age, these processes tend to slow. Eventually, you’re likely to notice flaking, fine lines, and sagging skin.
But there’s no reason to get discouraged. Today, it’s clear that prematurely aging skin is quite receptive to a wide range of nutrients that brighten, refine, boost skin cell turnover, and help skin retain essential moisture. If you’ve been keeping up on some of the more notable skincare trends, you’ve likely noticed that a significant number of products marketed for their anti-aging potential contain hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding skin lubricant shown to regulate various aspects of moisture retentions and tissue repair. While it’s clear that hyaluronic acid is being added to just about every type of skincare product imaginable, not all products made with this natural humectant are capable of delivering the results you might expect. That’s why it’s important to know what hyaluronic acid is, how it works, and what to look for on product labels.
The Many Potential Skin Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is the thick, gelatinous substance that keeps your joints cushioned, your eyes moist, and your connective tissues hydrated and supple. Although hyaluronic acid is found in nearly every cell in your body, almost half of the hyaluronic acid in your body protects your skin.2 When your young, your cells have all the hyaluronic acid needed to keep your skin firm, plump, and hydrated. Eventually, your hyaluronic acid reserves decline. When that happens, your skin loses some of its ability to retain essential moisture.3
That’s why so many anti-aging skincare products on the market today contain various forms of hyaluronic acid. When applied topically, this moisture-binding polysaccharide revives depleted skin by attracting up to 1000 times its own weight in water and pulling moisture to the skin’s surface. With continues use, current research suggests hyaluronic acid improves moisture retention and elasticity.4
Look for Sodium Hyaluronate on Product Labels
When selecting a serum or moisturizer for its hyaluronic acid content, it’s important to know that there are two distinctly different types, hyaluronic acid, and sodium hyaluronate. Unless hyaluronic acid is refined into its sodium salts, the molecules will be too large to penetrate the surface of your skin. To replenish the hyaluronic acid in tissues below the surface, you’ll want to use a product made with sodium hyaluronate. Since hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate are typically used interchangeably on product labels, be sure to check the list of ingredients before making a selection.
The Many Potential Benefits of Combining Sodium Hyaluronate with Natural Botanicals
Some skincare products are made with safe, natural ingredients that promote skin rejuvenation. Others contain a considerable number of questionable chemicals and compounds that have never been evaluated for consumer safety. Of the relatively few chemicals used in skincare products that have been tested, far too many are eventually found to harm the environment, irritate otherwise healthy skin, or interfere with the rejuvenation process.
With growing concern over the many potentially harmful ingredients commonly found in conventional skincare products, a considerable number of health-conscious consumers are switching to safe, wholesome, plant-based alternatives.
If you’re intrigued by the moisture-boosting, skin smoothing potential of hyaluronic acid, but concerned that natural skincare ingredients may not be as potent as some of the many chemicals and compounds produced in the lab, you may want to give BOTA™ Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Manuka and Ginger Root Facial Serum a second look. All BOTA™ skincare products are formulated with plant oils and extracts selected for their verifiable skin benefits. As the sodium hyaluronate in our nurturing, protective facial serum delivers a boost of hydration to nourish the collagen deep below the surface of your skin, the following botanicals deliver a considerable number of impressive properties of their own:
- Manuka oil is shown to protect skin from the aging effects of environmental exposure. Extracted from the leaves and stems of a tree native to south-east Australia and New Zealand, lab results show this natural plant extract is in many anti-aging skincare products.5
- Ginger is well-known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. Used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, current research shows this pungent, spicy root also provides a considerable number of skin benefits. Ginger root contains more than 40 antioxidant elements. 6,7
CBD (cannabidiol) is an active plant element known as a cannabinoid. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113+ compounds found in hemp plants. It’s a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has the ability to act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Plant cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids, bind with this system, which helps regulate certain vital functions of the body, including sleep, appetite, immune, pleasure, pain, inflammation, and more!
When the ECS is in sync, the human body is able to achieve what is called homeostasis, which means your body is operating at optimal performance. In many ways, CBD-infused skincare products work just like any other CBD product, the tinctures, gummies, or capsules you might already be using. With plant-based CBD skincare, the therapeutic potential is delivered directly to receptors that may help influence the health and appearance of your skin.
The combined potential of CBD and hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) could be just what your skin needs to look and feel refreshed, renewed, and revitalized. For best results, apply your BOTA™ Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid Serum while your skin is still damp from cleansing and toning.
Discover the Many Potential Skin Benefits of BOTA™ Plant-Powered Skincare Products
There was a time that skincare experts believed replenishing surface moisture was the best way to maintain a youthful complexion. Today, it’s clear that skin is quite responsive to a wide range of active ingredients that penetrate the surface. With growing concern over some of the many potential consequences of chemical exposure, a considerable number of health-conscious consumers are nurturing, protecting, and revitalizing their skin with safe, natural skincare products fortified with active botanicals.
At BOTA™, we believe everyone deserves high-quality skincare products made without harsh chemicals, fragrances, and other questionable ingredients commonly used by the skincare industry. That’s why all BOTA™ CBD skincare products are made with natural plant oils and extracts selected for their verifiable skin benefits. To ensure the quality, purity, and potency of every product we offer, all BOTA™ non-GMO skincare products are third-party tested, and US Hemp Authority™ certified.
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- Journal of Anatomy. H Oxlund, T Andreassen. (1980 December 13) The Roles of Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, and Elastin in the Mechanical Properties of Connective Tissue.
- Dermato Endocrinology. Eleni Papakonstantinou et al. (2012 July 01) Hyaluronic Acid: A Key Molecule in Skin Aging.
- Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. S Jegasothy et al. (2014 March 07) Efficacy of a New Topical Non-Hyaluronic Acid in Humans.
- Prevention. K Carter. (2013 July 08) The Wrinkle Fix of the Future.
- Wound Repair and Regeneration. N Bhagavathula et al. (2009 May 01) A Combination of Curcumin and Ginger Extract Improves Abrasion Wound Healing in Corticosteroid-Damaged Hairless Rats.
- Ageless Allure Medispa. (2018 August 01) The Benefits of Ginger.