What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is an endogenous, sugar-like compound that is particularly popular as a substance in skin care products due to its ability to bind water firmly. It is also involved in the nourishment of the skin, can neutralize free radicals and has a positive influence on the regeneration ability of the skin. However, the natural content in the skin decreases in the course of a lifetime and can be replenished with hyaluronic acid-containing cosmetics. Hyaluronic acid is produced biotechnologically and is vegan.
How does the anti-aging active ingredient hyaluronic acid work?
The skin dries out due to a loss of the skin’s own moisture, causing wrinkles. Moisturizers without hyaluronic acid reduce this loss of water. The acid can bind up to 1000 times its own weight in water. As a result, it can bind moisture through its chemical structure and therefore not only reduce this water loss but also increase the water content. By increasing the moisture content, the skin appears padded and wrinkles can be reduced visibly. The acid can also have a soothing effect on neurodermatitis, eczema or burns. In order to go into more detail about the mechanism of action, it is important to deal with the types of hyaluronic acid.