Hyaluronic acid as skin care
Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding sugar molecule found naturally in the skin. It has the ability to bind moisture as much as 1000 times its own weight. By forming a gel-like substance, it acts as a lubricant between the fibres of the skin. It is hyaluronic acid, together with collagen, that ensures that the skin maintains its moisture balance, resulting in plump and healthy skin.
The breakdown and regeneration of hyaluronic acid occurs constantly and is an ongoing process in the body. The older we get, the poorer the skin's own production of hyaluronic acid becomes. This leads to drier and less elastic skin. In addition to ageing, sun exposure has a major impact on our production of hyaluronic acid. This can be seen in people who have sunbathed a lot as they often have a more wrinkled complexion. In addition, if you find that your skin feels more dry and sensitive, it is often a lack of hyaluronic acid that contributes to this experience.
Hyaluronic acid supplementation for skin care and joints
Thanks to its moisture-binding properties, hyaluronic acid is popular in skin care and cosmetics. There is a plethora of skin creams that contain hyaluronic acid, providing an external supplement. The advantage of taking hyaluronic acid orally is that you get a double effect. Hyaluronic acid then acts both as skin care and as a supplement for our joints. If you are curious about the effect of hyaluronic acid on joints, you should read our report hyaluronic acid as a supplement for joints.
Our product HA-1 contains high-molecular hyaluronic acid, which has a variety of functions in the body. In the skin, the molecule has the ability to bind large amounts of moisture, thus contributing to smooth, elastic and soft skin. Read more about HA-1.