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What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do for Skin?

Blue Horizon - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Nature's Moisturizer Absorbs Up to  1,000 Times its Weight in Water 

Recent research helps us better appreciate what hyaluronic acid does for skin, its role in skin biology and why it is so desirable in skin care products.  The first cosmetic uses of hyaluronic acid for skin were by dermal injection to replenish severe dehydration.  These injections grew in popularity because side effects were rare and mild.

However, injections aren’t for everyone.  Thankfully, there is an easier way now to include hyaluronic acid support in your skin care plan.

THE CHEMISTRY OF HYALURONIC ACID AND WHAT IT DOES FOR SKIN

Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan molecule which is a complex polysaccharide with high molecular weight. Being a glycosaminoglycan, hyaluronic acid is highly hydrophilic (a chemical affinity for water) and has a capacity to absorb water up to 1,000 times its weight.  As a result, hyaluronic acid is often referred as ‘nature's moisturizer’.

The production of hyaluronic acid is at its highest during adolescence and early adulthood. However, the body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases with age. Lower hyaluronic acid production makes skin lose volume, appear rougher and become dehydrated. This decrease is a direct cause of the development of lines, folds and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid is present all over the dermis (which is the layer below the surface of the skin). Its role is to attract water and maintain the moisture balance in the extracellular space to yield a livelier, vibrant and more youthful skin appearance.  In humans, hyaluronic acid is particularly found in connective tissues and synovial fluid.

Long-chained hyaluronic acid penetrates the skin and becomes part of the anabolic cycle, which moisturizes skin deeply through natural metabolic processes.  It improves skin by retaining water and healing connective tissues.  These plump surface skin and smooth superficial lines on the epidermis.

Short-chain hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper into epidermal layers where it binds moisture internally to plump wrinkles from the inside out.

HYDRATION = REJUVENATION

Recently, hyaluronic acid became available as a topical formulation in anti-aging products.  Blue Horizon is among the first to make these molecules available in an easy-to-use serum.  We create an unmatched skin rejuvenation product by combining the benefits of what hyaluronic acid can do for skin with  EGFs, cytokines and an active solution derived from human stem cell multiplication.  Order now.


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