Do you need to apply hyaluronic acid on damp skin?

The answer is no.

We demonstrate using our scientific instruments at Santi that you do not need to apply hyaluronic acid based moisturisers on damp skin.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. It is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a type of molecule composed of sugars and amino acids. HA is found in high concentrations in connective tissues, such as the skin, cartilage, and joint fluids.

In the skin, hyaluronic acid plays an important role in maintaining hydration and plumpness. It is able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which helps to keep the skin moisturized and firm. As we age, our body’s production of hyaluronic acid decreases, which can lead to dryness and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid is commonly used in skincare products and dermal fillers to improve the appearance of the skin. When applied topically, it can help to hydrate and plump the skin, while injections of hyaluronic acid can be used to fill in wrinkles and restore volume to the face.

We use our scientific probes to measure hydration levels on two test areas of the forearm of one of our therapists.  We apply water on one area and hyaluronic acid on both areas. We wait 1 hour and test both areas.

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