Hyaluronic acid is an endogenous substance that, as an important component of connective tissue and as a natural moisturizer, is particularly important for the appearance of our skin. Hyaluronic acid can also be found in other tissue structures and fluids.

Various factors such as natural aging processes, but also environmental influences such as UV rays and free radicals (stress, nicotine, alcohol) cause the content of hyaluronic acid in the tissue to continuously decrease. The strength of the skin's own support structures such as collagen and elastin fibers decreases, which in turn leads to wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid literally supports the skin from within, keeping it smooth and supple. With appropriate care, we can plump up our skin from the inside and maintain its youthfulness thanks to the natural “beauty elixir” hyaluronic acid. Find out everything about the effects and use of hyaluronic acid in this article.

What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

Unlike what many care products might initially suggest, hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally in the body. It is a gel-like liquid made up of sugar molecules that is produced by our body itself. It is an important component of connective tissue, cartilage and synovial fluid. Hyaluronic acid is synthesized in the cell membranes of all body cells. However, with around 50% of the total hyaluronic acid content in our body, the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid is found in the skin. But hyaluronic acid is also contained in the tear fluid or the vitreous humor of the eye.

What makes hyaluronic acid so important for our skin?

Hyaluronic acid is able to bind a lot of moisture - up to six liters per gram of its own weight! This in turn ensures a smoother appearance of the skin. Hyaluronic acid also has a wound healing effect. This makes the active ingredient not only interesting for anti-aging care, but also for the treatment of acne or after minor cosmetic procedures such as mechanical peelings.

The properties of hyaluronic acid and its effect on the skin

  • high water binding capacity → optimizes the skin's ability to store moisture
  • activates the formation of collagen → the skin appears firmer and smoother
  • promotes the creation of volume and improves the elasticity of the skin → the appearance of the skin looks fresher and more radiant
  • promotes wound healing → accelerates the disappearance of minor skin irritations, e.g. as part of cosmetic treatments

Why are care products that contain hyaluronic acid particularly effective?

The property that hyaluronic acid can bind very large amounts of water makes it so interesting as an ingredient in cosmetic products. Products enriched with hyaluronic acid support the skin in its natural regeneration processes and slow down natural skin aging. With the right care, the skin becomes firmer, smoother and more youthful.

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