Let’s talk about the properties of hyaluronic acid. As you know some trends sweep the beauty industry, new ingredients can be placed in the center of attention as the ultimate treatment for the skin that everyone should have. But many of these trends are temporary, come and go. Hyaluronic acid is an element that has withstood the test of time, but do you know what it is? What are its properties? Does it have side effects?
What is HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, a polysaccharide (essentially a very large sugar). It occurs naturally in the connective tissue through our bodies, 50 percent is found in our skin.
It is one of the main components of our extracellular matrix (the framework in which our skin cells sit) and has an important role in moisture retention. However, as we get older, the natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases. It is no surprise therefore that the main beauty brands are using hyaluronic acid in serums and creams.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid in the body:
This viscous gel is one of the substances most widely researched in current medicine, with thousands of trials especially in the field of orthopedics and eye surgery. Its function in the human body is, among other things, to join water and lubricate the moving parts of the body, such as joints and muscles. It helps to maintain the normal cushioning of the joints.
The human body has approximately 15 grams of hyaluronic acid, a third is degraded and synthesized every day.
The main functions of hyaluronic acid in the body include attachment, support, protection and isolation, are present in the tendons and ligaments, is part of the connective tissue of the body, the tissue of the scalp and hair follicles; Which is why it has an important function when you want to keep a hydrated scalp. In addition, the liquid in the eye called vitreous humor is composed almost entirely of hyaluronic acid, acts as a buffer for the eye and serves for the transport of nutrients in the eye.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid for the skin:
As we get older the moisture in the skin can decrease significantly, which causes the skin to lose elasticity and be exposed to the signs of aging in the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in the health of the skin with its unique ability to maintain moisture.
Hyaluronic acid is an intelligent nutrient because it can adjust its rate of moisture absorption depending on the relative humidity of the season and the weather.
Its consistency allows it to also be beneficial in skin care products as an excellent humectant, it can be described as “the moisturizer of nature”.
Another benefit of hyaluronic acid is for the lips, the lips are muscles covered by skin, the dermal layer of the lips is composed mainly of connective tissue and collagen (they serve to give them shape and roundness to the lips) the hyaluronic acid binds Water and creates a gelatinous fluid that moisturizes the surrounding tissue and keeps the collagen nourished and healthy. The result obtained are well hydrated lips and protected from the environment.