Hyaluronic Acid Benefits for Lips: Size Matters

The skin on our lips is unique—far more delicate than the skin on the rest of our body. Investing in a high-quality lip balm to protect and nourish your lips is essential. And our secret weapon? Hyaluronic acid.

What is Hyaluronic Acid, Really?

Skincare aficionados are no stranger to the smoothing and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid (HA)—a highly coveted ingredient across the beauty market, revered for its ability to hold up to a thousand times its weight in water and maximize hydration. As with all the incredible, wonderfully plumping structural components we are born with (think collagen!), HA depletes as we age and along with it, our body’s ability to retain as much moisture from the air we breathe and water we drink.

Potent as it may be, not all hyaluronic acid possesses the same benefits. This hero ingredient is ubiquitous in the skincare market, but many formulas are synthetically created or simply ineffective due to their molecular structure.

Our Unique Delivery System

When it comes to hyaluronic acid, size really does matter. Abaci Lip Balm has been carefully formulated to feature multiple molecular weights of this prized ingredient. Our multi-level delivery system ensures you’re maximizing hydration from the inside out.

Micro HA (3k – 10kDa) is so small that it is able to penetrate into the dermis (beneath the surface of the skin) to nourish at the deepest level. Its fast transdermal absorption captures water inside to help repair damaged cells, scavenge free radicals and slow down the aging process. Low molecular weight HA (200k – 400kDa) also works on the inside to soften the cuticle by binding water to skin cells. Macro HA (1,000kDA+) molecules, which are often used in conventional skincare products are too large to have a true restorative impact on the skin when used alone. They do, however, create a protective seal to shield your lips from harmful toxins such as pollutions and ultraviolet rays.

In short, micro HA molecules have the ability to revitalize skin from the inside for long term hydration, whereas larger molecules remain on top for immediate smoothing.

A remarkable synergy is formed when multiple molecular weights are used together to provide long-lasting effects for deep-level moisture, improved skin elasticity and a stronger skin barrier.

The Results

Our hyaluronic acid is one of the few that meets the ECOCERT/COSMOS® standard—the leading organic certifier. This means the ingredient has been verified for abiding by rigorous practices in sustainable sourcing and formulation. Our multiple molecular blend of HA works harmoniously with twelve other rich and nourishing organic botanicals to provide immediate smoothing effects. When used as a staple in your skincare routine, lips will become visibly plumper and rejuvenated with locked-in hydration.

Abaci Lip Balm offers the highest quality blend of organic ingredients and naturally-derived hyaluronic acid that delivers intense multi-level hydration for visibly plump and smooth lips.

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"I coin myself as a lip balm aficionado, and other lip balms seep in but still have you feeling like you need to reapply because nothing is left on the surface. The Abaci lip balm finds the perfect balance! 10 out of 5 stars, I am going to stock this in my professional makeup kit as well!"


Stacey T.