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Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

February 01, 2016 1 Comment

Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

Many people are sensitive about what they put on their skin, and that’s a good thing. It’s also imperative for good skin health, and good overall health, to understand any possible side effects of the skincare ingredients you use.

Some consumers wonder about using hyaluronic acid as a skincare ingredient, and they ask questions about its safety. Since Timeless Skin Care’s natural skincare line focuses on the power of hyaluronic acid as an effective ingredient, we are happy to talk about this natural, safe substance.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that’s present in the human body. It’s found in high concentrations in the eyes and joints, and it’s a useful ingredient for keeping skin hydrated, soft, and supple.

When you see hyaluronic acid in a skincare product, like in our pure hyaluronic acid serum, you should know it’s there to help the skin with its normal functions. Hyaluronic acid encourages the skin to act as it should to produce collagen and hydration. This ingredient helps one achieve timeless beauty.

Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

The FDA has approved hyaluronic acid for use orally or topically, in supplements and in skincare products. Hyaluronic acid is often used during eye surgeries like cataract removal and corneal transplants, and it’s also used as a lip filler in many plastic surgery procedures.

Hyaluronic acid is sometimes sourced from rooster combs, but our pure hyaluronic acid serum is vegan and comes from bacteria harvested in a laboratory. This pure serum is a perfectly natural, effective, and safe treatment for aging skin, specifically sagging or tired skin.

As a precaution, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with their doctors before applying hyaluronic acid, or any other skincare ingredient.

You might be wondering about the safety of applying topical hyaluronic acid while breastfeeding. To be safe, you should talk to your doctor about it. There is no conclusive research about the effects of applying hyaluronic acid to the skin while breastfeeding. You will get different answers from different people. If you research for your own online, you’ll find people who say you should never use it while breastfeeding, while others recommend it as one of their core skin care products.

Breastfeeding Skin Care Checklist

When it comes to pregnancy and breastfeeding, you make a lot of adjustments to make yourself stronger and healthier for your baby. Your skin care routine is one thing you might change. However, it can be really confusing to know what ingredients are safe, including hyaluronic acid. Here are the two most important things you should do to figure out what skin care products are right for you:

  • Make a list of your current or desired skin care products, like our Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin C Serum, and look over them with your OB-GYN, dermatologist, and/or primary care physician.
  • Thoroughly read all labels for your skin care products and consult with your doctor if you’re unsure about any ingredient.

Nothing is more valuable than the advice of your healthcare professional. What might work for some breastfeeding mothers may not be best for you.


Keep It Simple

When in doubt, leave it out. Your number one priority while pregnant or breastfeeding is doing what’s best for your baby. Your skin may do crazy things–oily skin and frequent breakouts are common. But remember it comes along with the beauty of having a baby. Keep your skin care routine simple and follow the advice of your doctor–remember, it’s only temporary.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate molecule that everyone has in their bodies. It is responsible for providing the lubrication of our joints, skin and connective tissues and is present in your skin, internal fluids and organs.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Care Do?

Hyaluronic acid for skin care is created in a lab and typically helps people's skin within just eight weeks. This is because it's a humectant that grabs and holds onto more moisture for the skin. This molecule is unable to penetrate the epidermis due to its size, so it works instead to grab and hold moisture for your body to absorb.

Is Hyaluronic Acid Ok to Use When Pregnant?

One big question about hyaluronic acid is whether it is safe to use during pregnancy. While there have been no official studies, many experts believe it is completely safe since it is naturally occurring in your body anyway. However, the method in which you use the acid during pregnancy does matter. While the answer to "is topical hyaluronic acid safe during pregnancy" is yes, you should avoid injectable acid fillers. You can use the topical acid to keep your skin more hydrated during pregnancy. Just check out the rest of the ingredients to be sure your OB/GYN doesn't worry about any other ingredients in the product. 

What About Using Hyaluronic Acid While Breastfeeding?

While there is no official information about hyaluronic acid while breastfeeding, most experts agree that the methods of use when pregnant are also acceptable while breastfeeding. Use the hyaluronic acid only as a topical cream and avoid any type of injections while breastfeeding. Remember that every individual is different. To avoid any complications, always consult with your doctor or obstetrician before using a new product while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

To learn about our products while pregnant or breastfeeding or any questions about using any of our products, email us here or call (800) 213-3705.





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