The Secret of… Hyaluronic Acid


If you have picked up a magazine in the past few months, you have certainly seen the words hyaluronic acid as the new “it” ingredient in facial care products. Like many others, I’m sure you asked yourself the burning questions: what is it exactly, why do I need it so badly, and in which products can I find it?  Never fear, as always the Garden Gal is here to answer all of your questions!

The What

Hyaluronic acid is a gooey substance that plumps and softens skin. Found naturally in the body, it is a key component in connective tissue, lubricates the joints and even sustains the shape of the eyeballs. Fun fact: hyaluronic acid is used in eye surgery to help retain eye moisture. (Don’t try this at home!)

The Why

Recently, hyaluronic acid has become a popular ingredient in facial moisturizers and makeup.  Unlike products that depend on moisture in the air, hyaluronic acid can help hydrate skin even in dry climates or heated rooms that rob skin of moisture. This is due to its ability to draw moisture from the air.  It is said to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water! Its unique properties form a barrier on your skin, giving a soft moisturizing effect that will make your skin smoother.

The Products

Lucky for you, dear reader, at the Garden of Eden we carry a variety of products boasting hyaluronic acid as their key ingredients:

Reviva Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Reviva Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This serum is Reviva’s highest-potency daily moisture booster. By compounding a higher level of premium hyaluronic acid into a lightweight fluid, this product can help raise skin’s moisture level to fill-in furrows, plump up tissues, and minimize lines. The most effective way to use this serum is to apply it under your night cream each evening. Or, if you’re like this Garden Gal with oily/combination skin, it can be used alone to gently hydrate skin. It has been especially light and refreshing in the recent heatwave, like a cool drink of water for my skin!

Now that you know the secret to hyaluronic acid and the products that we carry, please visit us online. You can also call us at 800-405-5545 to place an order or ask us any questions about our products.