It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I decided to hang my digital shingle and launch this blog. When I posted my humble first article about showering practices, part of me thought I’d just be shouting into the void of the internet. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my writing was well received and that so many people were eager to learn more about the science behind healthy skin. A year later, I can’t imagine my life without this creative outlet. It’s truly where “Dr. Landriscina, the skin doc” and Angelo, the person (and personality) meet and I’m so grateful I get to share my knowledge with…
We are in the midst of a hydration revolution! Over the last year, hyaluronic acid (HA) has become the “it” ingredient in skincare. While I remember using products rich in this now-ubiquitous ingredient over ten years ago, it’s enjoying a new spike in popularity. The catchy claim that this ingredient can “hold 1000 times its weight in water” fits in perfectly with the dewy, glow-obsessed moment we’re having right now. However, most HA users know little to nothing about its origins or cosmetic uses. Here’s what you need to know about hyaluronic acid.