Hyaluronic acid - effect and application | alkmene


How does hyaluronic acid work within skin care?

If you’re wondering what hyaluronic acid actually is and what effect it has against wrinkles on the face and dry skin, you’ve come to the right place.

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and is an important component of various tissues, such as the skin and connective tissue. In cosmetics, hyaluron acts as a water reservoir and ensures elasticity and resilience in the skin.

Hyaluronic acid consists of a chain of many small compounds. The active ingredient can have different chain lengths. Long-chain hyaluronic acid (high molecular weight) acts on the surface of the skin and provides an immediate effect, while short-chain hyaluronic acid (low molecular weight) penetrates deep into the skin, is stored in the deeper connective tissue and has a long-term effect. The different types of hyaluronic acid are grouped under the same ingredients. In the ingredient lists, you will often find the active ingredient under the term Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronic Acid.

The active ingredient forms a moisture-binding layer on the surface of the skin, thus binding water and reducing water loss. Products containing hyaluronic acid penetrate the upper layers of the skin, help smooth wrinkles, plump up the skin from the inside and increase the hyaluronic acid content of the skin.  The active ingredient is very well tolerated and does not normally cause skin irritation.

From the age of 25, the natural amount of hyaluronic acid in the body is reduced, which is why the connective tissue of the skin loses volume and the first wrinkles can appear. To maintain the hyaluronic acid content, a constant supply of hyaluronic acid is necessary. The active ingredient helps to plump up the skin from the inside and also stabilize it. Hyaluronic acid is a great tool for minimizing the first wrinkles. Studies show that hyaluronic acid effectively helps against wrinkles, so hyaluronic acid is often found in anti-aging products.

The active ingredient is also a great moisturizer for dry skin. Hyaluronic acid intensively moisturizes the skin and thus protects dry skin from drying out again. For this reason, hyaluronic acid is often found in skin care products.