Skincare Basics: Hyaluronic Acid

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hello, lovelies~ Let's do a trivia on skincare ingredients, shall we? Today, I'll be doing a trivia on one of the most popular ingredient in most moisturizers right now in the market, hyaluronic acid.

Structure of a single hyaluronic acid unit

♥ Hyaluronic acid is one of the most abundant glycosaminoglycans found in the human dermis, right after collagen and elastin. 

♥ The name hyaluronic acid is derived from the Greek word hyalos, which means glass because of its reflective appearance, whereas uronic acid is added because there is a presence of sugar with that name.  

♥ Hyaluronic acid has the ability to bind water up to 1000 times its own volume.

How hyaluronic acid works

♥ Hyaluronic acid envelopes both collagen and elastin, forming the elastoviscous fluid matrix. This helps our skin holds onto moisture

♥ Hyaluronic acid makes our skin more radiant and fuller, hence preserving the youthful look.

This is one of the popular ingredient used in the cosmetic world nowadays. It is included in moisturizers, sunscreens, serums, you name it. My favorite products containing hyaluronic acid is Skin Aqua sunscreen and Hada Labo lotion. Have you tried any beauty products containing this magnificent ingredient?

Reference
1. http://www.anikatherapeutics.com/innovation/hyaluronicacid/index.html
2. http://www.sculptraaesthetic.com/images/roleofcollagenloss_chart.jpg
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4 comments

  1. ---, your welcome..
    My Lovely Sister, sama2.. ^_^

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  2. baru pake hadalabo lotion, wiih suka de efeknya....mmg kerasa ada beda-nya..<3
    ingridient ini aman gak buat dipake rutin sis? nda ada efek samping kan? hehe

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  3. Sev, aman koq.. dia kan cuman moisturizer aja krn kemampuan ngikat air yang kuat.. ^^

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