The sad reality of the skincare industry is that it’s not always considerate of all consumers. Products are formulated for various types including dry, oily and combination, but they are not always formulated for different skin tones. Unfortunately, skincare products aren't always made with melanin in mind.
What if we told that you one company has taken into consideration both the skin type and tone of a person? That’s right. The HyaGlo® brand of skincare is ideal for all tones, including dark skin.
Hydration is Vital
Keeping all skin tones hydrated is a key factor in healthy skin. Some research shows that dark skin dries out faster than lighter skin tones. That is why keeping your skin hydrated is so important.
There are lots of ways to keep your skin hydrated that you might not even have considered. Make sure you drink plenty of water each day. Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption, use a room humidifier in the winter and avoid long, hot showers.
It is also important to take care of your skin daily, too. Using a good daily moisturizer, skin serum and lotion can also help hydrate your skin. Try one of our recommended products for winter skincare or our winter skincare tips for even more information.
Moisturizing & Dark Skin
Moisturizing is important for darker skin, just as it is for any other skin type, but there are specific considerations for individuals with higher levels of melanin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of the skin, hair and eyes. It plays a crucial role in protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Here are some reasons why moisturizing is important for dark skin:
Preventing Dryness and Flakiness
Darker skin can be prone to dryness, which may lead to flakiness and an uneven skin tone. Regular moisturizing helps to keep the skin hydrated, reducing the likelihood of dry patches and promoting a smoother texture.
Some individuals with melanin-rich skin may experience "ashiness" or an ashy appearance when the skin is dry. Moisturizing helps to combat this ashy look by providing the necessary moisture to the skin.
Maintaining a Healthy Barrier
The skin's outermost layer, the stratum corneum, acts as a barrier that prevents water loss and protects against environmental stressors. Moisturizing helps to strengthen this barrier, reducing the risk of sensitivity and irritation.
Melanin-rich skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation, which can result from various factors, including inflammation and skin irritation. Keeping dark skin well-moisturized can help minimize the risk of inflammation and may contribute to a more even skin tone.
Let’s address the elephant in the room: dark skin is not sunburn-proof. While melanin provides some natural protection against UV radiation, it doesn't make the skin immune to sun damage. Properly hydrated skin can provide an extra layer of protection against harmful UV rays, which is important for preventing sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
So, when choosing a moisturizer for dark skin, it's essential to look for products that are hydrating, non-comedogenic and suitable for your skin type. If you have purchased any of skincare products lately you have noticed many of them contain hyaluronic acid.
Are you wondering whether hyaluronic acid is right for you? Well, hyaluronic acid can be beneficial for providing and retaining moisture in the skin. However, one hyaluronic acid sets itself apart from the others.
Glysyn® Hyaluronan is a trademarked hyaluronic acid (HA) formula optimized at the molecular level and made specifically for topical absorption. It helps skin absorb and retain hydration while it also acts as a transdermal absorbing agent, allowing the skin to absorb and retain other nutrients. This helps skin stay hydrated throughout the day, and also helps other skin care products work more efficiently.
Glysyn Hyaluronan is an all-natural hyaluronic acid uniquely structured at the molecular level for deep transdermal delivery. High molecular weight hyaluronic acid cannot be absorbed by the skin’s barrier. Low molecular weight is a critical factor for hydration and absorption. This means that Glysyn Hyaluronan penetrates deeply and creates a path for other skin care products that are applied afterward to be absorbed more deeply. It is an all-natural, vegan hyaluronic acid that was trademarked in 2011 as a molecularly optimized formula for maximum hydration and moisture absorption.
Molecular Weight Matters
For the skin to benefit from topical use of hyaluronic acid, the molecule must be readily available for the skin to absorb. High molecular weight hyaluronic acid is not small enough for absorption and so, lays on top of the skin.
On the other hand, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid skincare is absorbed by the skin and penetrates deeper. Specifically, Glysyn Hyaluronan is tailored at the molecular level for topical application and optimized for transdermal delivery and absorption.
HA for Dark Skin
Since those with dark skin require extra hyaluronic acid, it just makes sense to use products that offer a high-quality, research-proven HA. HyaGlo® products are simple products that contain Glysyn Hyaluronan. Let’s explore how they can keep dark skin feeling and looking its absolute best.
HyaGlo is a line of skincare products made with the highest quality ingredients including Glysyn Hyaluronan - that resolves the root cause of skin dryness instead of only addressing its side effects.
Formulated by women in science, all HyaGlo products feature all-natural, effective ingredients for fast, deep hydration and maximum results. We believe that the best solutions are often the simplest. That’s why we make our products with lean, effective ingredients that leave skin looking and feeling healthy, plump and hydrated.
HyaGlo Hydrating Serum
The first product introduced in the HyaGlo line and the most popular, HyaGlo Hydrating Serum helps people with all skin tones and types enjoy smoother, softer and healthier looking skin. It is a highly- concentrated hyaluronic acid serum that replenishes skin hydration and results in plump, noticeably smoother skin.
Repeated applications of HyaGlo Hydrating Serum is a long-term skincare solution that addresses the source of concern without using abrasive substances or chemicals found in other cosmetics.
The Hydrating Serum naturally addresses the source of tissue dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin. It is non-comedogenic and non-hypoallergenic. Using the serum relieves fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin dramatically refined, more youthful-looking and silky smooth.
Apply directly to skin areas resulting in beautiful, deeply hydrated skin with optimal firmness. For best results, Hydrating Serum should be applied to your face, both morning and night after washing with your favorite cleanser and before applying any moisturizer.
Another great product to benefit all skin types and tones is the HyaGlo Moisturizer. In addition to the Glysyn Hyaluronan, this moisturizer contains two other natural ingredients, marshmallow root extract and peptide complex packed with Vitamins A, C & E. HyaGlo’s moisturizer is a super light and airy hyaluronic acid moisturizer perfect for the spring & summer months. It enhances skin hydration, soothes and rejuvenates and improves skin smoothness. Both of these ingredients work in concert with the HA to create softer skin.
Marshmallow root extract is derived from the root of the Altaea plant. It is known to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, help soften skin, reduce swelling, kill bacteria, and provide relief from itching, swelling, redness and chaffing. Marshmallow root extract is tolerable by those with allergies and hypersensitive skin.
Peptide complexes are short strings of amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin. They penetrate the outer layer of skin to sink more deeply into skin layers. They signal to the skin to increase production of collagen and elastin.
Regular use of peptides leads to firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Peptides reduce the appearance of dark undereye circles, improving the skin’s natural defense barrier by protecting against bacteria, UV rays, pollution and other toxins.
For best results for dark skin or any skin tone, use a thin layer of HyaGlo Moisturizer over the Hydrating Serum.
HyaGlo Facial Mist
For that fresh face feeling, we recommend the HyaGlo Facial Mist. Made with cucumber extract, this trademarked HA spray delivers hydration deeply into the skin, while cucumber extract provides soothing and cooling effects - making it particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or irritated skin. The sprayer on the bottle has a 6-12 inch reach, so Facial Mist can also be used all over the body for quick hydration.
Cucumber is a popular ingredient in skincare because it has been used for decades to address common skin concerns like hydration, aging and inflammation. It is well-known as a superfood for the skin and is loaded with antioxidants, which help fight oxidative damage caused by free radicals. The cooling and anti-inflammatory effect of cucumbers may also help ease pain, redness and irritation caused by sunburn and windburn.
To use the HyaGlo Facial Mist, spray on clean skin throughout the day to prime and hydrate.
Hydrate Your Skin from the Inside Out
Regardless of your skin tone or type, it is also important to remember that hydration starts on the inside. The best way to hydrate is by drinking plenty of water. Although many times we think that drinking 64 ounces of water a day is adequate, let’s reconsider. It is best to drink half the ounces of water of your total body weight. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you need to consume 70 ounces of water daily.
Hydration doesn’t only have to come from water, although it is the ideal source. You can also get properly hydrated from milk, juice and herbal tea. Some fruits and vegetables are also nearly pure water like spinach, watermelon and celery. It is best to avoid sugar-filled and caffeinated drinks or enjoy them in light moderation.
Another way to hydrate your skin is to eat a healthy diet. Spinach has a high dose of vitamin A, which is great for skin. We already talked about the benefits of cucumbers. Additionally, berries are high in vitamins and antioxidants that help strengthen and firm your skin.
Foods rich in Omega-3 help moisturize and plump up your skin. Salmon, tuna, avocadoes, olive oil and flax seed are just a few of the foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
HyaGlo Cares About All Skin Tones, Types
The makers of HyaGlo care about all skin tones and types. That is why they created and trademarked the Glysyn Hyaluronan. HyaGlo's unique transdermal molecular delivery system penetrates deeply into the skin to distribute our trademarked hyaluronic acid formula, Glysyn Hyaluronan, leaving the skin's appearance plump and hydrated all day long.
It is recommended to add at least one hyaluronic acid product to your skincare regimen after the age of 30. We recommend HyaGlo, with its natural, clear formula to those with dark skin.
We strive to provide outstanding customer service with the simplest solutions in healthy skincare, based on the highest quality, domestically and European derived ingredients that are fully traceable and third-party tested.
All HyaGlo products are
Made right here in the USA in Lexington, Kentucky and packaged in glass bottles. All products are safe for your skin and designed for all skin types and tones. There is no need to guess if HyaGlo will work for oily or dry, light or dark skin. It’s a product ideal for all!
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Perhaps the best thing about HyaGlo is you can purchase it online with a simple autoship option. This ensures you never run out of your favorite skincare product.
HyaGlo is also sold at select retailers. Find one near you today.
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