Achieve Rapid Skin Radiance with Hyaluronic Acid - 5 Things You Need to Know about This Magical Skincare Ingredient

Xinyi Soh | 21 Nov 2017

Take a walk down the aisles of the skincare department and you will see "hyaluronic acid" on the ingredient list of many skincare products, and perhaps "many" is still an understatement. If you are still not exactly sure of why this magical skin care ingredient is so sought after, read on to find out more.

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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body and the main reason for its popularity in the beauty world is the fact that it has the ability to retain moisture. To get a little more scientific, one molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, and it is this mega-hydration property that makes it the magical ingredient in skin care since hydration is the foundation for good skin.

Here are 5 benefits of hyaluronic acid that you need to know.

 

1. Prevents wrinkles

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Hyaluronic acid retains skin moisture and synthesizes collagen to help skin fight against aging. Higher levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin is known to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles by keeping the skin hydrated and plump. 

 

2. Firms the skin

When our skin is hydrated and plumped up, it will appear firmer and more toned. Imagine how a dried-up raisin look like as compared to a fresh grape and you will get the idea.

 

3. Increase skin elasticity

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Skin elasticity is the sign of youthfulness and it is also directly related the skin hydration levels. When skin care products with hyaluronic acid penetrate into the dermis, it can boost elasticity and hydration levels, and at the same time locking in moisture for a more youthful appearance.

 

4. Improves skin health

Dry skin is more prone to skin damage and infections. Hyaluronic acid plays a part in providing moisture which will strengthen the skin's protective layer to give us healthier skin. 

 

5. Supports skin healing

Many do not know this but hyaluronic acid not just gives us the soothing moisture we need for our skin, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties to support skin healing.

 

SkinBoosters

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However, although hyaluronic acid is found in our body, the natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down as we age. Before our skin gets dehydrated and causes a host of other skin issues to arise, it is necessary to replenish hyaluronic acid with skin care products or beauty treatments. One effective way to boost our skin's hyaluronic acid levels is by undergoing the popular SkinBoosters treatment likeSouth Bridge Aesthetics SkinBoosters,which involves microinjections of hyaluronic acid directly into our skin to bring about deep hydration and radiant skin. 

 

SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier

SkinBoosters treatment is by far one of the most effective anti-aging treatments with minimal downtime and long-lasting results. It helps to enhance our complexion by keeping our skin well hydrated, and at the same time refines our pores, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and improves our skin tone. To maximize the efficiency of the SkinBoosters treatments, it is recommended that your aesthetician finish off with SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier to prolong the benefits of the treatment.

SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier is a multi-beneficial corrective serum proven to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels. This unique formulation contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane™, and botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels, deliver surface hydration, and improve the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness. SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier is proven to amplify skin hyaluronic acid levels by 30%, reduce wrinkles, fine lines, improves skin texture, and most importantly, it is suitable for all skin types.

Head over to South Bridge Aesthetics for a consultation to check on your suitability for SkinBooster + SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier treatment to let your skin glow from within.


Mention “MyFatPocket” and get a SkinBooster Treatment + HA Intensifier at $650.
(1 treatment only, subsequent purchases of SkinBoosters per person will not apply). Promotion valid until 31st December 2017.

 

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Our Panel of Doctor's Services
DR Celine Leong, Astique Clinic
Microdermabrasion, $214 for 2
Microdermabrasion uses micro-particles to exfoliate the dull surface of your skin, vacuuming out particles of dead skin to allow a fresh new glowing skin to resurface.
Chemical Peel, $214 for 2
Chemical Peel is a 3- to 7-day controlled skin peel system. This medical-grade cosmetic treatment is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a critical enzyme in the melanin (pigment) production process, and is designed to lighten blemishes and resistant pigmentation, and brighten your complexion quickly and effectively.
Medi-Facial, from $235.40 to $342.40
Medi-facials are skin treatments formulated to improve general skin health as well as to address specific skin conditions.
Radiance Ex Treatment, $349
Specially created by our doctors over the years, Astique's Radiance Ex Treatment is effective in treating pigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, enlarged pores as well as dull and oily skin.
CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing, $499
Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing is effective in reducing acne scars.
Pigment Laser, $350
At ASTIQUE, we use the Medlite from HOYA ConBio®, the latest in Q-switched laser technology. The Medlite has been studied in many clinical trials and is approved by the FDA for the successful treatment of pigmentation disorders.
350 Orchard Road, #08-00 Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Dr Ivan Tan, Nu.Reflections Medical Aesthetics
Pigment Laser, from $250 onwards
This highly versatile treatment is used to treat a variety of pigmentary disorders such as freckles and sun spots, melasma and aged spots. This treatment can also help on enlarged pores and gives the skin an overall rejuvenated appearance.
Mosaic Resurfacing Laser, from $600 onwards
Mosaic Resurfacing Laser is one of the most effective treatments for skin resurfacing, to treat wrinkles and fine lines, photo damaged skin and acne scars.
Triniti Total Face Renewal, from $1,800 onwards
This treatment combines IPL, Radiofrequency and Diode Laser which work synergistically to provide an overhaul, improving the texture, colour and tone for the aging skin.
E-Plus Sublime Facelift, from $850 onwards
The E-Plus Sublime Facelift uses a unique combination of bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light for skin tightening and overall lifting.
123 Penang Road, Office tower #05-12 Regency House (next to old Cockpit Hotel), Singapore 238465
Dr. Elias Tam Tak Chuen, EHA Clinic
Fractional Skin Laser, from $856 onwards
Starts at $856 for one session and is a good solution for acne scars
Pigmentation Laser, from $428 onwards
Laser for skin rejuvenation or pigmentation using Q-Switch - starts at $428 for one session
1 Scotts Road, #15-01 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208