In the world of skincare and tanning, Hyaluronic Acid is no passing trend. Hailed as a ‘wonder ingredient’, it’s the key to stronger, smoother and more hydrated skin. Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Don’t be fooled by the word ‘acid’. Hyaluronic Acid actually has a texture similar to gel, and is a molecule that’s found naturally in your skin. It’s a powerful, moisture-binding ingredient that allows your skin to retain more water, keeping it plump and hydrated.
What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
With a low molecular weight, Hyaluronic Acid targets deep rehydration, resulting in a more even and longer-lasting tan. It also makes your skin appear more youthful – but the benefits don’t end there …
- It prevents moisture from evaporating: Hyaluronic Acid actually absorbs moisture from its surroundings. As it’s applied to skin, it actively draws more moisture into your cells, keeping skin hydrated long after you’ve applied your skincare.
- It keeps your skin hydrated: As it’s able to retain over 1,000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid is an incredible hydrator.
- It improves the look and feel of your skin: It also conditions your skin. Expect to see a visibly firmer, smoother and more radiant complexion.
Why should I use Hyaluronic Acid-based self tanners?
Tanning and skincare go hand in hand. Without healthy and hydrated skin, your tan will look patchy and uneven (as the dry areas will absorb more tan). So, for the most natural-looking glow possible, we’d recommend using a Hyaluronic Acid-infused self tanner. Not only will it give you a beautifully bronzed look, but it will hydrate and nourish skin too – and, as we all know, the healthier and more hydrated your skin is, the longer your tan lasts!
Top tip: We use a skin care grade of Hyaluronic Acid in our products for optimum benefits.
What are the best Hyaluronic Acid-based tanning products?
Whether you’re after instant results, a no-rinse tanner or a buildable, gradual glow, we’ve got the best Hyaluronic Acid-based tanning products for both your body and your face.
The express solution: Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Gel
Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Intelligent shade technology, this lightweight, translucent Express Bronzing Gel not only allows you to achieve a gorgeous glow in as little as one hour, but it keeps your skin hydrated for up to three days too.
Apply it using an Applicator Mitt, then rinse it off in the shower after one hour for a light glow, two hours for a medium bronze or three hours for a deep, dark tan. It’s the perfect way to achieve a long-lasting, natural-looking tan instantly, whilst nourishing your skin at the same time.