Written by: Katie Ladner, L.E
Okay so you may be hearing some buzz words right now in skincare….
You have Oil of Olay making commercials about hyaluronic acid and Kylie Jenner promoting her vitamin c serum. So do they really work? YES my friends they do!!! So let’s have a little chat about how and why you should have these in your regimen.
Hyaluronic acid is one of my most favorite ingredients!!! I am saying ingredients not serum because it does come in different forms and our bodies naturally produce it. Hyaluronic acid is a clear substance that its main function is to retain water and help lubricate your connective tissues and your eyeballs. So why do we need Hylaronic? Because our natural aging process in conjunction with environmental toxins & sun exposure deplete it. Taking it internally helps increase your skin’s moisture and helps prevent dry skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles which is an added bonus. Topically it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, helps with redness and can reduce dermatitis. It is also one of the ingredients found in facial filler. So YES my lovelies hyaluronic acid is a must in your routine whether you ingest it or use it topically or prefer to do both.
Vitamin C also can be used topically and internally. Let’s talk why vitamin c topically is so sought after in skincare. So this little gem of an ingredient is used to help uneven tone, acne scars, rough texture, fine lines and dullness to your skin. So what exactly is vitamin c??? Vitamin c is a potent antioxidant to help neutralize free radicals to fight the signs of aging. It is one of the most potent antioxidants that aids in the skin’s natural regenerative process. Fighting off the UV damage and air pollutants by neutralizing those daily aggressors (when used regularly). There is also buzz in the medical world that vitamin c may help fight precancerous changes. Vitamin c high acidity level also helps stimulate regenerative processes with collagen and elastin. Lastly it helps inhibit melanin production which causes dark spots or hyperpigmentation. This is touted as a superior lightening agent because it will fade the discoloration without altering the skin’s own pigment. Derms recommend using vitamin c in a serum to get best results. Right now there is so much talk about taking vitamin c internally. I for one have always taken it and given it to my kids to take for boosting our immunity. Especially during this tough time we are all taking anything we can to stay healthy. So why is vitamin c so important to our health? First of all vitamin c is an essential vitamin because our bodies CAN NOT produce it. This little anti-oxidant is water soluble and can be found in fruits and veggies. While studies show it’s important to get your vitamin c from foods such as spinach, kale, kiwi, strawberries and oranges to name just a few. But some people also prefer to double down with a supplement as well. To get into all the benefits of vitamin c internally would be lengthy, so I will make it short and sweet. The benefits of this gem will help reduce risk of chronic disease, may help high blood pressure, could lower risk of heart disease, help prevent gout, helps prevent iron deficiency, boost immunity, and protects our memory.
At L Aesthetics & Longevity we proudly carry Skin Medica products. This amazing line was found by physicians & rooted in science. Skin Medica mission is to not provide quick fixes but promote long term health of your skin. My go to for hyaluronic acid is the HA5 & Lumivive for a vitamin C treatment.
Key Benefits of HA5
- HA5® delivers both immediate and long-term benefits
- Instantly smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Immediate hydration
- Improves the appearance of skin texture and roughness
HA5® supports the skin’s ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health. HA5® has a proprietary mix of five HA forms that smooth the skin, thereby decreasing the ap
pearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The 5 HA’s work synergistically to provide immediate smoothing and continuous hydration throughout the day.
Key Benefits of LUMIVIVE™
- Recharges skin overnight: Improves the skin’s ability to actually repair itself at night.
- Defends all day long: Against pollution and blue light aggressors during the day.
plifies any skin care regimen: Complements new and existing skin care regimens.