You likely have heard of hyaluronic acid (pronounced hi-ya-lure-on-ik). You may have seen it mentioned on the pages of your favorite beauty magazine, on a skin care product’s label or even offered in injectables at your dermatologist’s office or medspa. But do you really know what it is and how it affects your skin? Have you ever thought, “hmm, but what is hyaluronic acid?” Keep reading to find out more about this hot ingredient you’re seeing everywhere.

So, What Is Hyaluronic Acid Exactly?

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in almost every cell in the body, including the skin. It is a sugar that holds water. The hyaluronic acid within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water to retain all that moisture in our skin and joints and prevent it from evaporating.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Affect the Skin?

The skin naturally holds around 50% of the body’s hyaluronic acid. It’s found in both the top, visible layers of the skin, as well as the deeper, underlying areas. The main function of hyaluronic acid for the skin is to retain water to keep your skin well-lubricated.

As we age, the hyaluronic acid levels in skin decreases, which can lead to wrinkles and dehydrated skin. There are ways to help boost production of hyaluronic acid, though. One way to replenish hyaluronic acid is eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care Products Work?

To help revive the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid stores, you can also use skin care products that include this helpful ingredient. The purpose of hyaluronic acid in skin care products is to help keep skin hydrated and plump. KARIBO CBD Infused Hydrating Gel, for instance, is a moisturizing product for your face that uses hyaluronic acid to improve hydration and skin tone.

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KARIBO CBD Infused Hydrating Gel with Hyaluronic Acid

Our lightweight water gel moisturizer with high-quality hyaluronic acid is especially great if you have oily or acne-prone skin, live in a humid climate, are in the sun a lot or simply don’t like the feeling of a heavy moisturizer against your skin. The hydrating gel layers really nicely with your favorite SPF and cosmetics. It’s a fantastic skin care option for both morning and night. (Buy one, get one free right now!)

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