Seven Wonders of Skin Hydration – Are you missing an important step in your skincare routine?
To cleanse, tone and moisturise has been drilled into our skincare routines for years. However, hydration is a key step in the skin care routine yet many of us simply bypass this step moving straight on to applying moisturiser, assuming this provides our skin with all the hydration it needs. But this isn’t necessarily the case. We need a hydrator to go deep into the skin to provide adequate hydration.
The smart skin science brains at Hada Labo Tokyo have developed skincare innovation that hydrates all skin layers, not just the top skin layer, thanks to the hyaluronic acid technology the Japanese scientists have bottled up across the award-winning Hada Labo Tokyo Range.
Hyaluronic acid is a clear lotion that’s made naturally within the body. One-third of our body’s hyaluronic acid is found in the skin. As we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid begin to fall and by the time we reach the age of 50, levels of hyaluronic acid have halved. There are several ways to help replace or supplement hyaluronic acid in the skin and our friends at Hada Labo Tokyo have developed the very latest skincare next-generation innovation – a new hydrator lotion that contains an impressive seven types of hyaluronic acid (HA): Hada Labo Tokyo Premium Lotion Intense Super Deep Hydrator.
These include the following:
#1. Fermented Hyaluronic Acid: Suppressing Water Evaporation.
Harnessing the power of fermentation, this hyaluronic acid works by enhancing the skin barrier function. Essentially, it suppresses water evaporating from the inner skin while strengthening the barrier function of the skin.
Fermented hyaluronic acid is a new smart HA innovation developed by the scientists at Hada Labo Tokyo – and it’s produced by fermenting lactic acid used to produce what is called “phantom sake (Japanese rice wine)” for its rare method of production.
On top of its fantastic moisturising effect, fermented hyaluronic acid helps to protect skin from the invasion of foreign substances and external stimulation.
#2. Advanced Hyaluronic Acid: Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate – This HA moisturises the skin and minimises moisture loss. It’s all thanks to the power of ions, which are atoms or molecules with a net electric charge. These go deep into the skin to ensure layers of the skin are hydrated.
#3. Sodium Hyaluronate
A water-binding ingredient used for moisturising and hydrating; the molecule can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Sodium Hyaluronate can replace some of the water lost in the epidermis, the top layer of skin.
#4. Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate (Super)
This is called super hyaluronic acid, and it was developed with the aim of raising affinity with the skin based on hyaluronic acid. Compared with the same concentration of hyaluronic acid, it is characterised by a much greater capacity to retain moisture in the epidermis and good skin affinity. Because of this, it can keep skin moist for longer periods of time.
#5. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid (nano) is hyaluronic acid essentially broken into smaller bits. The small molecules can easily penetrate and help replace some of the water lost in the epidermis, and potentially help fight wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
A modified form of skin-replenishing hyaluronic acid attached to a polymer structure that keeps it within the skin’s uppermost layers longer, allowing for enhanced hydration. This creates a “sponge” effect to restore the skin to its fuller, more youthful appearance and smooths out fine lines.
#7. Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate
A conditioning ingredient for the skin and it helps bond active ingredients into the skin. It can help to reduce wrinkles, enhance hydration, improve firmness and elasticity, and even help manage eczema, a common skin condition.
Skin hydration levels play a huge role in how skin looks and feels, plus it helps to slow down the signs of ageing. If our skin is not hydrated enough, it will become dry, dehydrated, tight and flaky and it will lack the vitality we crave. Plus, our skin is much more likely to develop lines and wrinkles.
The skin is our largest organ and like any other organ in the body, the skin’s tissue is made up of many types of cells. To work properly, these cells all need water – and this is where Hada Labo Tokyo Premium Lotion Intense Super Deep Hydrator takes all the hard work out of it with its impressive seven hyaluronic acid formulation.