You’ll often find us waxing lyrical about hyaluronic acid, here at HintMD. And we make no apologies for it. To someone not in-the-know, hyaluronic acid (or HA as it’s commonly referred to) may sound like the last thing you’d want anywhere near your precious skin, but au contraire dear friends. You absolutely want it. And lots of it.
An essential component in the entire human body, HA is nature’s most powerful water magnet and can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, which is pretty insane if you think about it. It acts like a lubricant for your joints, muscles, nerves and pretty much everything in between.
When it comes to the skin, HA draws in vital water and keeps it there, offering continued hydration and radiance. It also strengthens the moisture barrier to help protect your skin from external aggressors such as UV radiation and pollution, therefore reducing your susceptibility to dehydration, lines, wrinkles, discoloration, acne breakouts, the works.
The annoying thing is that the skin’s ability to retain water and naturally produce HA declines with age (surprise, surprise), which is why it’s such a vital ingredient to include in your daily skincare plan as you get older. Most of our favorite medical-grade moisturizers contain HA by the bucket load, and we are in love with the various HA boosters that have cropped up at the doctor’s office in the last year or so. Which leads us nicely to PCA Skin’s newest addition to the family: Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster…
What It Is
Aging lips have to deal with three major issues: dry skin, fine lines and loss of volume thanks to the degradation of collagen and elastin. The most effective means of combating these big three is with regular hyaluronic acid fillers at the doctor’s office, but if needles aren’t your jam, PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster could be right up your street. It basically does exactly what you’d expect – yes, it boosts HA in the lips. Cunning, right?
What It Does
So, how does this differ from your everyday, over-the-counter lip balm, you may ask? One word, ingredients. Medical-grade ones to be exact. Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster contains an innovative blend of sodium hyaluronate (the sodium salt of HA) and konjac root (a vitamin- and mineral-rich starchy root) which, together, have been termed Ultra Filling Spheres™. These Ultra Filling Spheres have been proven to hydrate and increase volume in the lips by swelling and drawing moisture up from the dermis to the upper layers of skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster also comes packed with collagen-stimulating peptides – which we love, btw – and vitamin E for its antioxidant powers and ability to help soothe and heal dry skin. All this creates a lip treatment that packs one heck of a punch in terms of improving volume, hydration and softness.
Frankly, what’s not to love?
With daily use, the mighty Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster really does make your lips look and feel healthier, softer, even younger. It’s totally non-sticky and even though it feels super-smooth on your lips, you won’t have to fight the urge to lick it off every five seconds (we don’t know about you, but we do that all. The. Time.).
Obviously, fillers are the fastest and most effective way to plump your lips in the longer term, but if you’re not ready to hit the injectables quite yet, consider this a medical-grade friend you will so want to keep.