It is no secret that the benefits of hyaluronic acid are legendary. It is one of the best skin moisturizers in modern cosmetics. So what is hyaluronic acid and what are its benefits?
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide found in living organisms, the nervous system, bones, joints and elsewhere. The skin contains about 50% of all hyaluronic acid in the body. This substance is constantly synthesized in the body, but it starts to decrease from the age of 25.
Hyaluronic acid attracts and retains water and thus gives elasticity to the skin. Another useful property of this material is that when it forms on the surface of the epidermis, it forms a film that prevents moisture from evaporating and at the same time protects against aggressive environmental factors.
Provides a healthy moisture level that provides a “youthful” rhythm of tissue regeneration. Skin becomes fresher and regains a healthy tone, is less vulnerable to negative environmental factors, smooths wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a conductor of other useful substances found in cosmetics. This ingredient is effective on all skin types, but is especially useful for dry skin owners.
The path of miraculous hyaluronic acid to the cream jar was not so easy. The molecules of hyaluronic acid are quite large, so the question has arisen as to how to help them cross the epidermal barrier. Scientists have learned to break down large molecules and use hyaluronic acid in cosmetics so that the molecules can penetrate the epidermis faster, easier and deeper. It is no coincidence that today it is one of the most popular cosmetic ingredients. Korean cosmetics are also characterized by the use of hyaluronic acid.
Before using cosmetics with hyaluronic acid, lightly moisturize the skin to prevent the skin from drying out. In the absence of moisture on the surface of the skin, hyaluronic acid “pulls” it out of the deeper layers of the skin, which leads to the opposite effect – the skin is not moisturized, but just dehydrated.