When is the last time you gave your skin a drink?


What kind of Acid? Hyaluronic Acid! It's the moisture magnet - and here's why it's a MUST for your skincare routine. 

There are certain key words or ingredients that we see constantly circling around in commercials, print ads, the makeup counter...you name it. Do you ever wonder what these things actually do and why they may give you radiant, younger looking skin? Well, here are some answers about one of our super-power ingredients called Hyaluronic Acid that will help you understand why your skin looks so amazing using SKIN UP with Phil Pharma Lotions. 

It's naturally occuring in the body. Our misted lotions contain nano-hyaluronic acid so your skin recognizes it at a smaller weight, uses it to lock in and draw moisture from the air - not your makeup!

That's right! Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is already in your skin. HA is present in many areas of your body including your eyes, internal fluids, and connective tissue, but much of it is in your skin, which accounts for 50% of your body’s total HA level. As we age (especially after we hit 30) our skin doesn’t maintain moisture as well as it used to - and declines quickly with each passing year. Babies are born with lots of hyaluronic acid in their skin, which is why it’s so soft. As we age - it's time to supplement and keep your skin hydrated. 

When our skin loses its suppleness, it starts to sag and fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent (thanks, gravity!). Your SKIN UP quenches skin with this moisture magnet for younger looking, feather-weight hydrated luminosity to fight those signs of aging. 

It's all about the science

You may know Hyaluronic Acid from its importance in injectibles. Think Restylane or Juvederm. The reason they do this is that the HA molecule by itself is very large - and if found organically - it is derived from the Rooster's Crest and because of it's molecular weight must be injected into the skin for maximum benefit. Topically this remained a challenge to replicate until the recent find of biochemically created Nano Hyaluronic Acid (meaning small molecular weight. Ours is derived from the stem cells of the apple's peel). As your skin's micro-surface is not flat, this allows our small weight misted HA to get in the tiny upper layer of the skin and cling to those surface cells - making it much more effective and homogenous layer without the expense of injected fillers or lotions which contain animal biproducts. If you're a nerd like I am and curious about more details or clinicals on HA - please check out this study

Pro-Aging Benefits

Hyaluronic Acid in our mist has multiple benefits, not the least of which is keeping your skin properly hydrated. HA also: 

Diminishes Wrinkles – Applying HA on your face plumps up the skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Picture the smoothness of a fresh apple to one that has dehydrated - the same applies to your skin. The goal is to suppliment with HA to attract and retain moisture - and support skin to keep it from showing dehydration. 

Firms and Tones – When your skin is supple and hydrated, it plumps up to appear firmer, less saggy, and more toned.

HA restores skin’s moisture to fight the signs of photoaging - to help turn back the clock and give your skin some oomph and youthful rejuvenation!

Hyaluronic Acid Boost Skin’s Health and Protection

Improves Protective Barrier – When your skin is dry, its surface is more vulnerable to damage and even infection getting through.

By providing your skin’s outer layers from the environment with rich moisture, HA actually strengthens your skin’s protective barrier to give you stronger, healthier skin. It’s like repairing your skin’s armor!

Supports Healing – Likewise, clinical benefits of HA shows it can support your skin’s healing and repairing ability by giving skin-soothing moisture and anti-inflammatory properties.

Jessica Weiser, a board-certified dermatologist at New York Dermatology Group, even recommends hyaluronic acid for people with dry or eczema-prone skin, or to help skin recover post-procedure (following a chemical peel, laser treatment, or resurfacing).

Antioxidant Defense – HA even gives your skin antioxidant defense to fight UV damage. This is important since free radicals can break down collagen and elastin to age our skin and make wrinkles and sagging more apparent. 

With all this moisturizing, anti-aging and health-boosting power, HA is like the ultimate multitasker of skincare!

As always - please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at angie@skinupusa.com. Stay hydrated and properly moisturized as the last days of summer heat beats down on your skin! (And P.S. Use SKIN CARE (ahem. SKIN UP!) to prime, set, refresh and keep your skin and makeup radiant from dawn to dusk!).