Hyaluronic acid has had its share of the skincare spotlight recently, and for good reason! This natural substance is a powerful ingredient with a multitude of both external and internal benefits. We include this moisturizing superstar in all of our Plant-Based Collagen Boost Blends for its hydrating and wrinkle-fighting properties.*
Our food-grade hyaluronic acid has been shown to help boost natural collagen production in the body and to help the skin attract and retain moisture, which can help mitigate signs of aging, such as smoothing wrinkles, boosting skin’s elasticity, firmness, and radiance (aka that #CopinaCoGlow!).*
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule composed of sugars (primarily polysaccharides) that are naturally present in our body’s skin cells. It’s primary function is to bind to and retain water within the body, keeping tissues well-lubricated and moist. Each molecule can hold up to 1000x its weight in water! Just like collagen and elastin, our body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, but the rate of production declines as we get older, and supplementation becomes a key factor in maintaining optimal levels of hyaluronic acid.
This hydration hero is a clear, gel-like substance, predominantly found in connective tissues, and roughly half of all the hyaluronic acid in the body is present in the skin. Skin that is properly moisturized can appear more smooth, bouncy, and supple, which is why maintaining the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin can be important if your goal is glowing, healthy skin.*
Maintaining high levels of hyaluronic acid can also be beneficial for healthy, lubricated joints, which can contribute to less pain and greater range of motion as we age as it keeps the space between bones well lubricated.*
Hyaluronic acid is an important molecule because not only does it retain the moisture in our skin and joints, but it also helps to stop our bodies from losing that essential moisture to the air through evaporation. This property makes hyaluronic acid a powerful humectant, because it both draws moisture into and retains it within the skin. It will help to keep skin moisturized throughout the day and may improve elasticity and plumpness over time.*
Okay, have you soaked all that in (pun intended) and want to know how you can incorporate hyaluronic acid into your diet for hydratied, dewy skin and lubricated joints?
We have a few recipes that combine hyaluronic acid with some of our favorite beauty-boosting plant botanicals like tremella mushroom, amla berry, and bamboo extract to boost your body’s natural collagen production while also tasting delicious! Made with our Plant-Based Collagen Boost Blends, these recipes are sure to satisfy while also delivering added hydration and beauty benefits.
This delicious drink will level up your at-home latte game and save you a trip through the drive-through window this week. With antioxidant rich Matcha Beauty collagen booster, creamy oat milk, and sweet brown sugar, this latte truly has it all.
Our Original Beauty collagen booster delivers added skincare benefits to this delicious breakfast recipe! These baked oats can be made in a blender and are ready in a flash, so you can enjoy an effortless and delicious, nourishing breakfast.
Rich espresso, creamy oat milk, and sweet Vanilla Beauty collagen-boost combine in one glass for a froth iced latte that loves you back!
A delicious and quick snack, these salty-sweet bites get their rich cocoa flavor from our Cacao Calm collagen-boost blend, which uses organic KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract for added calm and stress-reducing benefits.
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