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Skin Tip: Keep Skin Hydrated

Skin Tip: Keep Skin Hydrated

Intelligent Elixirs is a clean, non-toxic product line clinically formulated with scientifically proven anti-aging ingredients to nourish and foster healthy skin at a reasonable price point.

Our skin contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance responsible for hanging onto internal moisture. However, by the time we reach our 30's the visible signs of aging begin to appear because our cellular turnover slows down and the amount of skin plumping HA begins to decrease. The result, loss elasticity and vibrance and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.   

Hydrating Your Skin vs. Moisturizing Your Skin

Hydration refers to the water within the skin and its ability to retain hydration/water. The purpose of a applying a hydrator is to help the skin ‘hang on’ to its internal moisture and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL)*.  

*TEWL is when water evaporates from the dermis through the epidermis

A moisturizer is to treat dry skin on the surface, help it hold moisture and act as a protective barrier. 

Our favorite hydrator is Sodium Hyaluronate (SH) as it's related to HA.  SH is the water-soluble salt form of HA and is molecularly smaller so it can be absorbed into the skin to help it hang onto internal moisture, whereas HA has a larger molecular size and cannot be absorbed into the skin, only sit on the surface.  Additionally, SH can hold up to 1000x's its own weight in water, more than any other natural substance...WOW!  Think of it like a drink of water for your skin.  Our Vitamin B-5 Hydrating Serum contains Sodium Hyaluronate and Saccharide Isomerate another exceptional humectant to help skin maintain maximum internal hydration.

Ultimately, hydrating and moisturizing your skin go hand in hand  for healthy, vibrant skin.

Wishing you clean and healthy beauty-

Cat & Mary



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