Hyaluronic Acid, known also as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is among the beauty industry’s most commonly used ingredients. More specifically, it’s used in dermatology for its ability to keep the skin fuller and more hydrated.
Naturally produced by the body, Hyaluronic Acid has moisture-binding properties which help it retain over 1000 times its weight in water within skin cells; improving collagen production and skin elasticity to reduce wrinkles. Research even suggests it helps to heal wounds.
This fascinating molecule is also good for the joints and eyes, as well as helping to prevent gum disease. It acts as a shock absorber for lubricating joint tissues and eases joint pain by removing acidic waste products that arise from wear and tear. If you ever suffer from dry eyes then Hyaluronic Acid can help by lubricating the eye tissues. Studies suggest it also helps to regenerate healthy gum tissue and reduces inflammation which causes bleeding gums.
Other benefits of Hyaluronic Acid include increased energy, mental alertness, muscular strength and dry skin relief.
Links to other interesting documents and articles