• Ileana Henaway

The Beauty Trend Of The Hyaluronic Acid In Skincare Products

Updated: Mar 9

In the last decade, the use of Hyaluronic Acid has become one of the most trendy ingredient in personal care and in the beauty industry and it has a variety of uses.


It is well known that with age, the HA content is decreased in our skin, especially in the skin that has been photo-aged by ultra violet (UV) irradiation.


What that means? It means that decreased HA in our skin, influences the formation of wrinkles and lines and reduces the elasticity of our skin.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic acid or (HA) is a multi-functioning, naturally occurring highly hydrophilic (water loving) macro-molecule, found in the human body which has the ability to hold nearly 1,000 times its weight in water.


The amount of HA in the skin is equivalent to 50% or more of the total amount of HA in the body and plays an important role in tissue hydrodynamics and contributes to the transport of water into our skin.

How Can We Prevent The Loss Of The Hylauronic Acid Level In The Skin?

In order to avoid the decreasing production of HA in your body, the most important actions which can be taken on daily basis are:

  • avoid excessive sun exposure as much you can,

  • apply constantly a photo-protector (sun protection) on your skin,

  • hydrate your body,

  • have a facial therapy every 4 to 6 weeks to infuse your skin with HA.


By doing so, you can promote an apparent reversion of extrinsic aging, maintaining a younger aspect of your skin.

Dose Hylauronic Acid Penetrate The Skin?


Contrary to the popular believe, Hylauronic Acid dose not penetrate the skin. When HA is topically administered to the skin through your daily skin care products, it only remains on the skin surface and function as water bidding ingredient and moisturizing of the skin surface.


Being a hydrophilic (water-loving) and having a large molecule, Hylauronic Acid has no ability to penetrate the epidermis level - which is hydrophobic (water-fearing) surface.

However, recent studies have shown that Hyaluronic acid can be used as a unique topical vehicle for the localized delivery of other ingredients/drugs to the skin and there are few known methods to help with the penetration of the HA into the skin, such:


Conclusion

Even though HA dose not penetrate into the skin, the use of HA in your daily skincare products can greatly help you to maintain a hydrated epidermis and to prevent the formation of wrinkles, lines and dryness of your skin.


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References: Advanced Dermatology, Academia Edu, NCBI, Harvard Health Blog , Healthline

Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology.

Academia Edu: Human Skin Penetration of HA

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