The active ingredient hyaluronic acid (INCI: Sodium Hyaluronate) in Kluuf's face cream and after shave:
Hyaluronic acid is an effective ingredient in every skincare for men, Kluuf or no Kluuf. It helps to hydrate and bind moisture to the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also strengthens the skin barrier and increases resistance to environmental stressors.
In addition to its benefits for the skin, hyaluronic acid is also known as a sustainable and safe ingredient. Traditionally derived from natural sources such as rooster combs, Kluuf's hyaluronic acid is bio-engineered in the lab, making it sustainable and vegan. The acid is biocompatible with the human body making irritation or allergic reactions highly unlikely, especially as it is also naturally present in every skin. It is also biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly choice for skincare products. Additionally, Hyaluronic acid is non-toxic and anti-inflammatory, so it can be used long-term even for men with sensitive or delicate skin.
All beginnings are difficult. especially so with your first skincare routine. Which products are right for me and which active ingredients does my skin need? Hyaluronic acid has been gaining popularity for a number of years and can be found in various forms in a variety of skincare products. Sodium Hyaluronate - the official INCI description - has numerous benefits for the skin and is therefore very popular with skincare enthusiasts. In this article, we will explore the world of hyaluronic acid and explain what it is, what benefits it can provide to the skin and what should be considered when using it.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human skin and body. It is a humectant, which means it helps to hydrate the skin by absorbing moisture from the environment and helping the skin to retain the moisture. Hyaluronic acid also promotes collagen production, which helps keep skin firm and plump (check out our separate blog post on collagen).
Hydration: As mentioned above, hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant that hydrates and binds to the skin. This can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, keeping the skin looking fresh. In addition, hyaluronic acid helps to bind moisture in the skin, keeping the skin hydrated in the long term. Fun Fact: Hyaluronic acid has the ability to bind 1,000 times its weight in water. This allows it to deeply hydrate the skin in a sustainable way.
Anti-ageing properties: Hyaluronic acid promotes the skin's own collagen production, which helps to keep the skin firm. This can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles and the overall appearance of the skin is perceived fresher.
(Collagen is a protein and that gives the skin its structure and firmness - read all information here).
Acne Reduction: In addition, hyaluronic acid is beneficial for acne-prone skin. Acne is caused by a combination of factors including clogged pores, bacteria and inflammation. Hyaluronic acid works by reducing the inflammation associated with acne, preventing the formation of new breakouts and regulating oil production, which in turn can prevent or reduce clogged pores.
Dry & irritated skin: Hyaluronic acid can also be beneficial for people with itchy and irritated skin. It can help soothe irritated skin by deeply moisturising it, reducing inflammation and strengthening the skin's natural barrier function. This reduces dryness and leaves the skin feeling soft and comfortable.
What to look out for when using it?
As hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that not only occurs in skin care products but also naturally in the skin, it is generally regarded as very skin-compatible.
If there is any uncertainty about how you will react to the ingredient, we advise to start with a product that has a lower to medium concentration (such as Kluuf's face cream for men). After the skin has had some time to get used to the active ingredient, you can switch to hyaluronic-focused products. In case of intolerance, irritation or slight redness may occur on this skin.
In summary, hyaluronic acid is a powerful and versatile ingredient that can benefit the skin in many ways. These include hydration, improved collagen production and improving skin texture. It is important to pay attention to the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the care products and we advise to test how your skin reacts to the ingredient at first.
Hyaluronic acid is a recommended ingredient for any skin care routine, not only with Kluuf. However, for those who love uncomplicated care that is not only effective & sustainable, but also does good with every application, hyaluronic acid can be found in the following Kluuf products:
Kluuf's face cream - buy here
Kluuf's after shave - buy here