Hyaluronic acid is a natural polymer essential to the human body. This polymer balances the cellular matrix of many connective tissues, such as skin, muscles, and tendons. Hyaluronic acid provides hydration and increases the ability to retain moisture. It is one of the most hydrophilic molecules in nature and is described as “nature’s moisturizer” due to its affinity for attracting water molecules.
Almost 50% of the total hyaluronic acid present in the body is concentrated in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is found in the interstitial spaces of the epidermis and is critical to maintain the structure, hydration, and flexibility of tissues. The superior water retention characteristics make hyaluronic acid provide intense hydration by forming a protective hydrophilic film.
Aging skin is accompanied by changes in metabolism and a decrease in naturally occurring hyaluronic acid due to an imbalance in the skin’s intercellular matrix’s viscoelastic properties.
Due to its high molecular weight (400 thousand to 3 million molecules), it is not absorbed by the skin without acting as an additive in cosmetic technology. When added to a cosmetic product and applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid forms a thin, transparent film to seal in vital moisture.
Prolonged antioxidant-rich hydration and anti-aging skin care are only two benefits of hyaluronic acid as it remarkably improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Add hyaluronic acid to your skin care routine and feel the difference in just a few days.
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