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What The Heck Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Posted: Oct 30 2017

What The Heck Is Hyaluronic Acid

What is it?

Hyaluronic Acid, or Hyaluronan is a Glycosaminoglycan molecule. Glycosaminoglycans are highly polar and attract water. They are therefore useful to the body as a lubricant or as a shock absorber.[1]

Hyaluronic Acid in skincare falls under the term “Sodium Hyaluronate”

 

Where does it come from?

Humans are born with hyaluronic acid in their skin. It is the soft jelly that grandmothers love to pinch on babies cheeks. The average 70 kg person has roughly 15 grams of hyaluronan in the body.[2]

Hyaluronic Acid can be sourced from animals or plants such as root vegetables.

 

Why do we use it in skincare?

Hyaluronic is a powerful ingredient for holding moisture inside the skin and plumping the skin. The molecule can hold up to 1000 times its weight in H20! Think of a sponge sucking up water and how it expands. Hyaluronic Acid will do the same inside your skin, smoothing and plumping skin. Hyaluronic Acid also helps hold moisture.

Hyaluronic Acid is commonly used as a cosmetic filler (Juvederm) but is also in skin care formulas.

 

 

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