Hyaluronic acid is an extremely hydrophilic complex sugar, naturally present in the human body in the joints, muscles, eyes and especially in the skin. The quantity of this compound present in the dermis tends to decrease with age, leading to skin slackening and the appearance of wrinkles. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid provides numerous benefits to the skin.
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What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is an active ingredient that constitutes the body's extracellular matrix. Nearly 50% of its total quantity is located in the dermis, the deep layer of the skin. The other half is distributed in the eye and the synovial fluid of the joints. This biomolecule was discovered in 1934 in the vitreous humor of a bovine eye by Karl Meyer and John Palmerer. In the animal kingdom, hyaluronic acid is mainly concentrated in the crest of the cock and the cartilage of the ox's snout.
The function of hyaluronic acid is to ensure the hydration of the skin. In the dermis, it contributes to the formation of its connective tissue and serves as a support for collagen and elastin fibers. It thus plays a fundamental role in the density and the tonicity of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is now frequently used in aesthetic medicine in the form of injections. This active ingredient is also used in the composition of numerous cosmetic treatments which are also very effective and have the advantage of being less invasive than an injection.
The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for the Skin.
Exactly, what does hyaluronic acid do to your skin?
It is used in the composition of many skin care products (serums, creams, lotions, balms…). Its skin benefits are multiple and varied:
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Due to the impressive skin benefits of hyaluronic acid, Typology has developed several products containing this powerful hydrating active ingredient capable of retaining up to 1,000 times its weight in water:
The moisturizing cleansing milk, made up of 0.5% hyaluronic acid, gently removes all the impurities that may have accumulated on the surface of the epidermis, without aggressing the skin or weakening the hydrolipidic film. One also finds in the composition of the oil of coconut and the hydrosol of chamomile, which will nourish and limit the reactions of discomfort, respectively. It is addressed mainly to the people having the dry skin to normal;
Associated with aloe vera to replenish the skin deeply and durably, the moisturizing tonic lotion allows regulating the pH of the skin after the steps of make-up removal/cleaning. It also eliminates the residues of limestone present in water and deposited on the face, potentially irritating. It helps to rehydrate the skin and reduce feelings of tightness specific to dry skin;
The moisturizing serum is made of 94% natural ingredients and makes the skin more plump after only a few weeks of use. It contains 3% hyaluronic acid and 2% provitamin B5 which stimulate the regeneration of dermal and epidermal cells, thus reducing insensible water loss;
Hyaluronic acid is combined with coconut oil in the 9-ingredient face moisturizer. This minimalist formula moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis. Its light and non-greasy texture is suitable for dry, normal and combination skin, even sensitive skin;
The nourishing face cream is enriched with lipid-replenishing and moisturizing active ingredients, and is made up of 98% natural ingredients. It restores suppleness to the skin and reduces feelings of tightness;
The SPF30 and SPF50 facial sun creams prevent photo-aging thanks to the combination of mineral and organic filters offering broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. This protective care is enriched with aloe vera, karanja oil and hyaluronic acid from fermented wheat. The clever blend of these three components prevents photoaging, while retaining the skin's moisture.
The hand & nail serum combines hyaluronic acid with plant keratin. It strengthens the nails and smoothes the roughness. To repair your nails, apply a few drops of this serum or add it to your usual hand cream;
The repairing lip mask forms a protective film on the lips, limiting water evaporation and helping to rehydrate and repair damaged lips. Enriched with mango butter (INCI name: Mangifera Indica Seed Butter), this mask melts on the lips and leaves a soft feeling. Also included in its formula are ceramides (INCI name: Ceramides NG), which have a lipid-replenishing action, and hyaluronic acid (INCI name: Sodium Hyaluronate), which is highly moisturizing.
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