Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of the most amazing ingredients in skin care. It is safe, versatile and effective. With its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is the most powerful natural moisturing ingredient known to science.
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Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in our body in connective tissue and it contributes to the elasticity of the skin. It was first used in eye surgery where it protected delicate tissue and increased the safety and efficacy of surgical procedures. Medical grade HA is used to replace fluid in joints, in addition to its common use as a cosmetic injectible to fill in wrinkles.
As skin ages, hyaluronic acid diminishes, resulting in a loss of elasticity that leads to the formation of wrinkles. When applied to topically, hyaluronic acid holds water onto the surface of the skin while allowing the skin to ‘breathe’. Use topically, HA also reduces dryness, itching and burning of the skin and it offers an excellent environment for the growth of new cells and healing following skin peels and other cosmetic procedures.