Korean Beauty Class with Jay Kim: Hyaluronic Hero
What is hyaluronic acid and how can you introduce this hero ingredient to your everyday skincare ritual?
We couldn’t take you on a journey to glowing skin without talking about this skincare regimen hero. With more than 20 years’ experience in the spa industry, master Korean beauty aesthetician Jay Kim tells us about this beauty essential, and the best AHC formulas to introduce hyaluronic acid to your skincare regimen. With professional application techniques and AHC know-how, we’re bringing the aesthetic spa experience to your home.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies and is a very important component of our skin. With aging and an increased exposure to our environment, levels of this essential acid continue to decrease. Our skin loses its gloss, texture and elasticity.
“When we are younger, there is an abundant amount of hyaluronic acid, so our skin is bouncy with a healthy glow. But from our mid-20s onwards this starts to decline. By our 40s, only 50% is left.”
Jay Kim, Master Skincare Aesthetician
Hyaluronic acid is easy to slot into your skincare routine and is suitable for all skin types. Whether you have dry, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin, hyaluronic acid is for you.
The skincare super-ingredient works like a magnet, pulling in moisture and sending it to your skin. With the ability to pull up to 1,000 times its own weight in moisture, hyaluronic acid helps our skin retain moisture; promoting elasticity and firmness for healthy, glowing skin.
To find hyaluronic acid within AHC, we recommend trying our Aqualuronic or Premium EX Hydra B5 ranges.
Triple Hyaluronic Acid
Aqualuronic formulas use Triple Hyaluronic Acid. This specialized ingredient blends three hyaluronic acid molecule sizes instead of one, which is known to fill the gaps between skin cells and can help to reach different layers of your skin to boost absorption:
- High molecules are immediately moisturizing while smoothing and plumping the look of your skin
- Medium molecules seep into your skin and promote hyaluronic acid synthesis for better moisture retention
- Low molecules seep into the dermal layer of your skin to supply it with moisture
This boosted hyaluronic acid is combined with our Ceramide Complex to help strengthen your skin’s natural barrier.
Our Premium EX Hydra B5 range is our second pick for hydration, with:
- 95% purified pharmaceutical grade hyaluronic acid
- Naturally derived hyaluronic acid
This duo not only improves levels of hydration, but also helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The range is even suitable for sensitive, irritated skin in need of hydration.
Now for the application. After using a cleansing foam to wash your face, it’s time to refine your skin.
“Depending on how well your skin absorbs and retains moisture, your skin can have a chok-chok, dewy finish that is bouncy and glowing with life. Use this five-step method.”
Jay Kim, Master Skincare Aesthetician
Step 1: Cleanser
Aqualuronic Cleanser: Our soft microfoam gently removes impurities while effectively hydrating your skin.
To apply: work into a lather using lukewarm water and apply all over the face and neck. Then, gently massage in circular motions for about one minute.
Step 2: Toner
Aqualuronic Toner: refreshes your skin for the ultimate chok-chok finish.
Premium EX Hydra B5 Toner: intensive hydration while reducing skin sensitivity – like an injection of moisture for your skin.
To apply: wipe on your hyaluronic acid toner with a cotton pad, lightly tap with your fingers.
Step 3: Emulsion
Aqualuronic and Premium EX Hydra B5 Emulsions: both clinically proven to refine skin’s texture.
To apply: pump the product to your hand and apply gently on your skin. Then, work in like a massage.
Step 4: Serum or Soother
Aqualuronic Serum: a true moisture bomb, it replenishes moisture to leave skin glowing.
Premium EX Hydra B5 Soother: clinically proven to reduce skin redness, soothe and repair damaged skin, this formula restores the protective skin barrier and improves skin hydration after just 2 weeks of use.
To apply: gently dab onto your face and neck, massage until fully absorbed. Apply on the forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck, gently massage until fully absorbed.
Step 5: Cream
Aqualuronic Cream: provides moisture and nutrition. This formula not only draws moisture but also helps to improve fine wrinkles.
To apply: for maximum hygiene, use the spatula provided to scoop out and apply the perfect amount of cream. Thanks to the rich gel texture, you can massage your face while absorbing the formula into your skin.
There you have our Korean beauty class on hyaluronic acid. Slot this hero ingredient into your beauty ritual by browsing the full Aqualuronic and Premium EX Hydra B5 ranges.
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