Study: This Nutrient is the #1 Key to Increasing Skin Hydration (By 96%!)
When it comes to your skin, it’s no secret that hydration and beauty go hand in hand. Increasing the skin’s moisture content is the primary aim of most if not all anti-aging skin care regimens. But of the thousands of creams, serums, lotions, oils and moisturizers out there, are there any that really provide lasting results?
Keep reading to find out why so many highly-advertised skin care products — even expensive ones — only provide surface-level hydration, and learn about a new breakthrough that can provide the deep-level hydration that must be restored in order to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin as you age.
The Natural Hydration Your Skin Thirsts For
When we’re young, skin with a high moisture content is practically a given, since younger skin cells are exceptionally good at retaining water.
But as we get older, several factors conspire against us, robbing our skin of the critical, deep beneath-the-surface moisture it needs to remain firm and supple.
The main culprit? Over time, the skin’s natural protection — a slightly acidic layer of lipids between the cell walls known as the acid mantle — breaks down, leaving an open door of escape for the essential, rejuvenating moisture that resides below the top layers of your skin.
So what can provide the type of moisture that actually smooths the appearance of fine lines and plumps your skin? Of course, drinking plenty of water is key, and nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids can help, but the one nutrient that is “wowing” skin care experts in clinical studies with its ability to re-hydrate aging skin is hyaluronic acid.
Commonly referred to as HA, it’s found in the body naturally and has been hailed for its ability to protect and lubricate joints. But what most people don’t know is that more than 50% of the body’s HA is found deep within skin tissue, where it plays a critical role in retaining moisture. And like many great things we’re born with, our natural supply of this nutrient declines over time, contributing to dry, lackluster skin that is vulnerable to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and cracking.
Why HA Is So Vital to Healthy, Younger-Looking Skin
HA plays a critical role in maintaining the extra-cellular matrix as the key component in all of your connective tissues, including your skin. This is just one reason why HA has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
HA’s ability to support healthy collagen production is another reason skin experts are so thrilled about this ingredient.
Loss of collagen contributes to dull, creased skin almost as much as dehydration. You see, collagen acts as the protein that supports the structure of skin. When collagen breaks down, the skin — quite literally — breaks down, and as a result, creases begin to form. By acting to replenish your skin’s HA, you can subsequently boost the production of collagen in your skin, along with maintaining optimal hydration.
Clinically Shown to Increase Skin Hydration by 96%
In one randomized, placebo-controlled study of women between the ages of 30 and 60, researchers divided the women into two groups. One group received a formula containing 0.1 percent HA, while the other group received a placebo.
After applying to the skin around their eyes twice a day for 60 days, those in the HA group enjoyed significant improvements in skin hydration and overall elasticity as compared to the control group. Additionally, the HA group demonstrated significant reductions in wrinkle depth as well.
A similar study of women with an average age of 45.2 years tested the effects of using daily topical HA for eight weeks. After the end of the study, researchers found that those women using the HA had a 40% reduction in wrinkle depth, a 55% increase in skin firmness and elasticity and a whopping 96% increase in skin hydration!
Pretty incredible research results, right?
It’s no wonder skincare companies everywhere are packing HA into their moisturizers and “miracle” wrinkle creams. But buyer beware.
Even if you find a brand that includes an adequate amount of HA it may be delivered in a form that prevents it from penetrating beyond the first several layers of skin, robbing you of the moisturizing and skin rejuvenating benefits you are looking for.
Why Many HA Creams Don’t Produce Results
Dermatologists have long known that HA could be a uniquely powerful moisturizing and skin-plumping agent due to its ability to carry a whopping 1,000 times its weight in water. But because the molecule is too big to penetrate skin cells, they were met with disappointment when they tried to take advantage of the nutrient’s hydrating properties.
You see, HA doesn’t do much good if it simply sits on top of your skin. It needs to be absorbed into the inner-most layers of skin to really do its work.
Remember the acid mantle — the slightly acidic layer of lipids between the cell walls I mentioned earlier that comprises the protective top layer of skin? It’s because of this layer that nutrients need a lipid carrier that is small enough to penetrate deep beneath the skin’s surface. Only then can a nutrient begin hydrating and rejuvenating your skin from the inside out.
In my search for a good HA product I found that many contain HA that simply has too high of a molecular weight to actually enter your skin, and that many are cheap, goopy creams that actually block the absorption of the very thing you’re paying for.
The result is that these creams and serums don’t tighten… don’t reduce wrinkles… don’t improve firmness… and do little to increase hydration. They moisturize only on the top surface of your skin.
All of which is to say that the claim of simply containing HA isn’t enough, since many of these products don’t actually work all that well.
When nutrient-rich moisture isn’t able to reach the bottom layers of skin, your complexion, skin tone and texture take a major hit. Eventually, skin will become increasingly dry, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Introducing the Advanced Form of HA Your Skin Craves
I have no doubt that HA is key to maintaining healthy, hydrated skin that stays soft, supple and youthful-looking at any age. But I just couldn’t find an HA product made with the form that actually penetrates the skin’s surface that met my high standards for quality and purity.
So by utilizing a new, breakthrough technology and working with the Scientific Advisory Board at PurGevity, the skin care division of Stop Aging Now, the company I run that has been making premium grade nutritional products for more than 20 years, we developed Synergy3® Hyaluronic Acid Serum to solve these issues.
Since molecule size is critical to the efficacy of any nutrient intended for topical use, Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum is made with a new, highly advanced three-molecular-weight form of HA. This form of HA is light enough and small enough to penetrate deep into the lower layers of skin that most other HA products just can’t reach. It’s this nano-like technology that allows HA to work from the bottom layer up, drawing hydration into cells to rapidly restore the skin’s moisture content.
An Additional Trifecta of Targeted Nutrients
In addition to this amazing new form of HA, Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum’s groundbreaking formula also contains bamboo silica, glucosamine and pea extract. This powerful nutrient trio provides a wealth of nutritional building blocks for skin health and repair.
This impressive trifecta is a unique combination of ingredients that has been clinically tested and shown to help stimulate the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, while dramatically reducing the visibility of wrinkles and increasing elasticity and firmness.
In one study, researchers looked at the blend of bamboo silica, pea extract and glucosamine found in Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The study’s results showed this robust combination increased collagen synthesis by up to 84%, ramped up elastin synthesis by up to 61% and boosted HA production by up to 85%.
A similar four-week study of volunteers with an average age of 55 found that daily application of this same trio decreased the visibility of wrinkles by up to 56%, increased elasticity by up to 34% and reduced laxity (skin looseness) by up to 50%.
And, to ensure the quality and effectiveness, Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum is made in a FDA-inspected facility to meet stringent standards for purity and potency.
And this gentle, all natural formula is free of the harmful chemicals such as artificial fragrances, parabens, silicon, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, GMOs and other toxic chemicals contained in way too many of the popular, highly-advertised brands on the market today.
Finally, a HA Product That Is MORE Than Skin Deep
Your skin deserves the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Stop wasting time and money on products that talk a good game but don’t deliver.
Not only does Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum contain the optimal form of HA that actually penetrates deep into your skin for exceptional hydration, it also has the clinically researched combination of bamboo silica, pea extract and glucosamine shown to help dramatically reduce the visibility of wrinkles while increasing elasticity and firmness.
In fact, I am so sure that Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the solution you have been searching for that I want to tell you about a special promotion going on now that will allow you to get Synergy3 Hyaluronic Acid Serum for as low as $19.95 per bottle, PLUS FREE shipping.
And it’s backed by our industry-leading 365-day satisfaction guarantee, so you can try it without risk. If you don’t see and feel the results for yourself, I’ll gladly send you a full refund — up to one full year after purchase.
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