And just like that, winter is here! Along with the seasons’ recent drop in temperatures, we’re sure most of you noticed a few changes in your skin as well. With such sudden drops from warm to freezing, our skin is one of the first to suffer. Dry, itchy, sensitive skin are just a few of the responses to colder temperatures. As the weather changes, so must our skincare routine.
We’re longtime fans of Hyaluronic Acid here at Copal for many reasons. Yes, the name may sound like something from your high school chemistry days, however, this miracle solution holds the key to smooth, flawless and hydrated skin. Something we all want, year round, but especially during the winter months when our skin is craving a little extra moisture.
The main function of Hyaluronic Acid — which is naturally produced by our body and predominantly found in our skin, connective tissues and our eyes — is to retain water to keep our tissues well lubricated and moist, ie. moisturized.
Fun fact: Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is present in your skin, where it binds to water to help retain moisture. And, “just a single gram of Hyaluronic Acid has the impressive ability to hold up to six (yep, six) liters of water. Add to that, a super smart ability to regulate that moisture within the cells, so as not to drown them and you've got one genius ingredient.”*
With a variety of uses and benefits, it's no wonder this miracle “goo” has made its way into some of our most favorite serums, lotions and more — when topically applied, Hyaluronic Acid helps hydrate the skin.
Looking for dewy, hydrated skin this winter (and all year long)? Below is a list of the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid as well as a guide to some of our favorite products you’ll want to add into your daily skin-care routine, all with the Copal stamp of Approval!
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Botnia’s Hydrating Serum is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 to deliver maximum hydration. Handcrafted botanical hydrosols deliver a rich dose of vitamins and minerals to promote long-term health. This Hydrating Serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating and plumping your skin.
Famed for its ability to soothe reactive skin, enriched Wild Oat extract works to improve the appearance of delicate or damaged skin and helps to protect skin against environmental irritants. This Instant Calm Redness Serum is expertly formulated restore calm and confidence to reactive complexions. This lightweight and hydrating serum is enriched with Sea Aster, a flowering plant that actively calms troubled skin and reduces visible redness and blotchiness.
Hydrate and rebalance your skin with this Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera based essence. Alcohol-free and formulated with antioxidant CoQ-10 and Sage, this non-drying formula leaves skin primed and protected from pollution and environmental aggressors. After cleansing morning and evening, mist this toner on your skin and wipe away any excess residue with a cotton pad, avoiding the eye area.
Fight dark circles, fine lines, and dehydration in the delicate skin around your eyes with this eye cream! Plant-derived peptides in Botnia’s Eye Cream fight dark circles and help to tighten surrounding skin. Hyaluronic Acid delivers a powerful dose of moisture to this delicate skin while a light blend of oils protects.
This luxurious, long lasting organic foundation blends with your skin and leaves it with a delicate satin sheen and smooth, velvety look. This organic makeup formula restores the complexion's natural beauty and smoothes the texture by creating an invisible veil that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and Evens out and mattifies skin tone. Thanks to Hyaluronic Acid, this foundation keeps skin hydrated and protects against free radicals.
If you’re looking for that extra step in preparing your skin for harsh winds, you’ll love our Hydra- Dermabrasion Facial. Hydra Dermabrasion, is the same process of exfoliation. The benefits are that it removes dead skin cells and impurities while bathing the healthy underlying skin with deep cleansing, extracting, exfoliating and antioxidant serums. Add a Hydra Dermabrasion Facial to any Copal Facial here!