This Is Exactly What Hyaluronic Acid Does For Your Skin
Ever wondered what makes Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix so rejuvenating? Hydro-Matrix gets its unique name from a special blend of medical-grade healing and hydrating ingredients. More than your average moisturizer, Hydro-Matrix forms a protective barrier on the skin while promoting oxygen to the skin with patented Ceravitae®.
The ingredient in the formulation we are talking about today, and the one most responsible for keeping your skin plump and hydrated is the tried and true humectant hyaluronic acid.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID EXACTLY?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugary gooey substance that naturally occurs in skin’s structure and connective tissue throughout the body. It helps lubricate your joints and keep your skin and eyes moisturized.
In skincare products, hyaluronic acid works as a skin conditioner and is extremely moisturizing.
Until 1989 hyaluronic acid was derived from rooster combs. Due to the steep increase in vegan and cruelty-free products, a new way to extract HA was developed from vegetable sources. HA can be extracted from soybean or corn with a fermentation process. According to True Natural, "This process creates a very high quality hyaluronic acid that is safe, has excellent anti-aging properties and is vegetable sourced."
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it retains moisture. HA is pretty powerful, with the ability to bind over 1,000 times its weight in water.
Your skin's hydration depends on hyaluronic acid-bound water in the dermis and epidermis. The skin's hyaluronic acid accounts for around 50% of the total HA in your body.
SIGNS OF AGING
As we age, our skin begins to show it as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin decrease. This creates a loss in volume and plumpness.
Skin hydration plays an important role in keeping the skin youthful, so as Hyaluronic Acid lessens, gravity can affect your appearance more easily.
WOUND HEALING & TISSUE REPAIR
When your skin is wounded, hyaluronic acid plays a key role throughout the healing process.
Hyaluronic acid belongs to the extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules which create the framework that holds everything together. Hyaluronic acid helps cells migrate as tissue is regenerated.
The anti-inflammatory properties of hyaluronic acid help soothe and heal the skin as well.
TOPICAL HYALURONIC ACID
Using hyaluronic acid topically, like with Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix, is an ideal way to combat dry or inflamed skin. It plumps and rejuvenates your skin to make it look and feel fuller and younger.
Hydro-Matrix is used post-procedure to soothe compromised skin from laser, microneedling, and more. The hyaluronic acid maintains the skin's moisture levels to promote healing safely and effectively.
With repeated use, topical hyaluronic acid serums and moisturizers help repair tissue damage and replenish moisture loss. We recommend applying your Hydro-Matrix in the morning before your foundation, and again at night after cleansing. You can re-apply as much as you need to throughout the day. Men and women alike love the non-greasy feel and soothing properties of Hydro-Matrix.
Topical HA is an excellent moisturizer. However, if the goal is to improve volume loss and laxity of the skin that naturally occurs with aging, injectable HA, rather than topical HA, is the preferred treatment method.
If your goal is to improve volume loss and skin elasticity, injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers could be just what you need.
Dermal fillers can replace lost volume on the face where the skin has begun to crease or hollow out. By smoothing wrinkles, plumping cheeks and lips, and softening creases, HA filler can be a great non-surgical option to restore a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid filler results are temporary, usually lasting about 6 to 12 months. Eventually the body naturally absorbs the particles. HA fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, so if you aren't happy with your results you don't have to wait for them to dissolve gradually.
FDA approved HA fillers include:
- Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE
- Restylane products: Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne
- Belotero Balance
After getting injectables, slight bruising and redness may occur. To help heal and conceal sign of procedure safely, apply Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix followed by Oxygenating Foundation. The Hydro-Matrix with hyaluronic acid and an aloe barbadensis base will soothe your skin on contact and create an optimal base for the foundation.
Oxygenating Foundation has led the way for post-procedure camouflage for over a decade. Gently tap the foundation onto the area you desire coverage and go back to your day without any sign of procedure.