It’s no secret that hydrated, smooth and luminous skin is our top skin goal. We spend a lot of time, money and effort to achieve this look, but are you making the right investment?
Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in skincare due to its supreme hydrating capabilities that create plump and dewy skin, which means reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth skin surface that improves light reflection. This gives you an overall “glassy” look, as opposed to dry, wrinkled and parched skin. Our body produces only small amounts of hyaluronic acid, where the highest concentration could be found in the eyes and joints. As we age, this amount decreases; therefore, we need to keep the hyaluronic acid levels high through diet and regular use of skincare products containing them.
They can be derived from both animal and plant sources. Animal-based source utilizes the combs of roosters (the red flesh at the top of the rooster’s head). Plant-based source comes from the polysaccharides of Cassia Angustifolium plant (simply Cassia seed extract) whose seeds and their fractions provide antioxidant, emollient, and humectant. It contains the flavonoids quercimeritrin, scutellarein, and rutin, which are responsible for protecting the skin against environmental stress. The plant-based hyaluronic acid exceeds the quality of animal- based version, without the inherent negativity associated with the sourcing.
Cassia seed extract can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and offers impressive hydration to the skin. Because it adjusts its water retention based on the atmosphere’s humidity, your skin will never look too wet or dried out. The beauty of the plant-based hyaluronic acid is its special sparkle of life drawn out through intelligent plant science and technology.
Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of a plant-based skincare. Its superpower comes from its ability to penetrate the dermis (the middle layer between outer layer and subcutaneous fat) to lock in moisture and support the skin’s elasticity and structure. When skin is properly moisturized and protected, increased skin cell production can occur effectively, leading to plumper and healthy looking skin.
The best way to use skincare products such as serums or creams that contain hyaluronic acid is right after shower or washing your face when it is still damp. This method allows for more moisture to be trapped and retained in your skin. Because hyaluronic acid is highly compatible with our body, is it highly unlikely, even with sensitive skin, to cause any irritation or problems, unless they are mixed with other ingredients that contain irritants or toxins.
Our products use only the plant-based hyaluronic acid. The Celestial Luminosity Serum contains hyaluronic acid to support a comprehensive matrix of skin brighteners for your morning ritual. The Transformative Stem Cell Elixir uses hyaluronic acid as part of an intelligent and innovative formula that lays the foundation for skin balance, clarity and tone for the ultimate youthful look.