The hyaluronidases; a.k.a "The Skin Villain" are a family of enzymes that degrade or kill off our precious hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin, but as we age, the percentage of HA in the skin decreases, which leads to loss of moisture, elasticity, and firmness... AGING.
I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday to attend a training with the Brilliant Boldijar Koronczay, Owner and President of Eminence Organics. This was not the first of his training's that I have attended, but definitely one of the most informative! I learned all about the aforementioned skin villain, and how many of their products help to fight it. Their Strawberry Rhubarb line is my personal favorite (both the mask and serum are amazing). It is extremely hydrating, rich in anti-aging ingredients , and also contain their "vegan" version of a topical hyaluronic acid. Eminence's HA is extracted from the Marshmallow Root , which has a 10-20X smaller molecular size than the HA found in many skin care lines that extract theirs from pig skin and rooster combs. That means that it has a better chance of getting deep in to the skin to get the job done.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a list of other ingredients that I have found to either increase the natural production of Hyaluronic Acid, or help to battle the evil hyaluronidase.