By Carla Oates
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular ingredients in skincare. In fact, there’s a fair chance you’re already using hyaluronic acid in your beauty routine. But are you using this hard-to-pronounce ingredient to its full potential? Here’s why you should drink your hyaluronic acid. (Hint: Our newly reformulated HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost can help.)
What Is Hyaluronic Acid And Why Is It Important?
First things first: what is hyaluronic acid? In a similar manner to collagen, your body already produces this buzzy beauty ingredient—but there’s so much to be gained from supplementing your natural hyaluronic stores.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It’s a moisture magnet that binds to water, helping the skin to retain moisture. When hyaluronic acid levels are adequate, it gives skin a bouncy, juicy and hydrated appearance.
However, research shows that as we age, our body’s natural hyaluronic acid stores start to drop, leading to dry or dehydrated skin, along with more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles. One 2014 study found that this process can be accelerated by lifestyle factors such as UV exposure, smoking and pollution.
The Benefits Of Adding Hyaluronic Acid To Your Beauty Routine
Hyaluronic acid is a popular skincare ingredient because it helps increase moisture levels in our complexion by acting as a humectant, drawing water to the skin's surface and keeping it there.
It can be found in serums, mists, moisturisers, masks, you name it. Don’t be scared by the word “acid”—hyaluronic acid is a gentle ingredient that is generally tolerated by most skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
While hyaluronic acid is an effective skincare ingredient, did you know that there are other ways of using it too? One 2017 study found that ingesting hyaluronic acid can improve skin hydration, wrinkle reduction, elasticity and skin roughness.
Why You Should Drink Your Hyaluronic Acid
At The Beauty Chef, we believe that the most important skincare is the one you drink—that when you are healthy on the inside, your skin radiates a natural glow that no amount of cosmetics can replicate.
That’s why we take a slightly different approach. Our newly reformulated HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost now contains fermented hyaluronic acid—so rather than applying your hyaluronic acid topically, we encourage you to drink it instead. This bio-fermented probiotic elixir targets dehydrated skin from within, helping to replenish thirsty skin while also nourishing your gut.
The new addition of hyaluronic acid further supercharges this popular formula to help support skin from the inside out, for a more radiant, dewy complexion. When consumed as directed with water, this naturally coconut-flavoured concentrate restores your skin’s hydration levels.
Why apply hyaluronic acid when you can achieve a lit-from-within glow instead? And enjoy a delicious, coconut-flavoured drink while you’re at it.