Don’t be put off by the mouthful of a name, hyaluronic acid is a skin’s best friend when used well. Naturally found in our bodies, it is capable of holding 1000X its weight in water in each skin cell to ensure skin stays fresh, hydrated and youthful, but as we age the levels of hyaluronic acid start to fall. Never fear! There’s plenty of actions you can take to ensure your levels of this important acid are kept boosted, and here’s why you’d want to. Goodbye wrinkles Joints, skin and cells all benefit from the lubricating effects of hyaluronic acid, and as we age it’s important to keep these benefits in place. Applying products with hyaluronic acid in help to plump up the skin and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles. Heal me Just as good at healing as it is hydrating, hyaluronic acid can give your skin’s ability to heal and repair itself a real boost. Take wisely to promote moisture and anti-inflammatory processes, especially for skin recovery post laser treatment or skin peel. Strong skin Dry/dehydrated skin = vulnerable skin, as damage becomes more likely as do infections. So create yourself a beautiful barrier with moisture-rich skin that will outlast any nasties, plus hyaluronic acid will increase your skin’s antioxidant defense to fight UV damage. A double win! B2 Hydrating serum Ultraceuticals offers plenty of products with hyaluronic acid present but B2 Hydrating serum is the serum with the most. Packed full of B vitamins panthenol and niacinamide it has everything you need to balance and restore your lipid barrier. Use it morning and night if you are feeling particularly dehydrated this winter.