Hyaluronic acid - The ABCs of beauty

Do you know what is the composition of cold cream? What is collagen and who needs it? What is the difference between AHA and BHA acids? To learn how to decipher the composition, but also to understand what benefits you can obtain from a particular ingredient, we begin a series of articles about the constituting components of cosmetics. Today we are talking about hyaluronic acid

We decided to start a series of articles "Alphabet of beauty", and now every Friday we will tell you about one component, which is included in the cosmetic composition. Today you will learn everything important about hyaluronic acid. 

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronate, hyaluronan) is a molecule of glycosaminoglycan, which is an important component of human skin structure: it fills the extracellular space and protects cells from mechanical damage. 70 kg person has about 15 grams of hyaluronic acid. In addition to naturally occurring hyaluronic acid can be obtained by artificial means. First did in 1934, by selecting the acid from animal products. Since hyaluronic acid began to be extracted from rooster combs and this vitreous body of cattle.

The benefits and harms of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to retain moisture in the skin. While in the creams, it forms an invisible film on the skin, which absorbs moisture from the air and nourishes the cells. Hyaluronic acid correctly distributes the chain of elastin and collagen in the skin cells, thus improving its structure and youthfulness. Acid also regenerates skin – "covers" damaged Horny layer, allowing the epidermis to recover faster. But be careful, because after long-term use of hyaluronic acid, the cells refuse to develop their own.

The main properties of hyaluronic acid:

  • maintains water balance of skin cells;
  • moisturizes, regenerates and protects skin cells;
  • increases the tone and elasticity of the skin;
  • reduces wrinkles;
  • it improves blood circulation.
  • restores the sebaceous glands;
  • suitable for all skin types, does not cause irritation and allergic reactions;
  • enhances the activity of other components in the cosmetic composition.
What products contain hyaluronic acid?
  • Skin care (gels for washing, tonics, creams);
  • Decorative cosmetics (lipstick, concealer).

How to find it on the label?

If you see the label on the Hyaluronic acid, it means that hyaluronic acid is present in the formula of the product.

Now you know what hyaluronic acid is,its benefits and harms, and how to determine whether it is in the product. Stay with your wish to know more information about the constituting components of cosmetics, and learn how to easily "decode" the label any means. And don't forget to write in the comments what other ingredients you would like to know in the first place.

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