Nature’s super moisturizer derived from sugar beets quenches thirsty skin and keeps it looking hydrated and fresh.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a major component of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair. Skin provides a mechanical barrier to the external environment and acts to prevent the ingress of infectious agents. Once injured, the tissues beneath are exposed to infection; therefore, rapid and effective healing is of crucial significance to reconstruct a barrier function. While found naturally throughout our body, Hyaluronic Acid unfortunately has a short shelf life and is naturally broken down and flushed out of the body in one to three days. For this reason, it is imperative that the body continually replenish itself with Hyaluronic Acid.
In 1988, Hylunia was the first and only company to base an entire skin care product line around the proven healing and hydrating properties of Hyaluronic Acid. In addition to using the highest pharmaceutical concentration of Hyaluronic Acid available, Hylunia also utilizes the sea plant Padina Pavonica to assist the body’s natural Hyaluronic Acid production for smooth skin.
Hyaluronic Acid's Benefits for Skin
Its function in the body is, amongst other things, to bind water and to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as joints and muscles. Its tissue-friendliness allows it to be beneficial in skin-care products as an excellent moisturizer. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature with numerous benefits for the human body. In fact, it can accurately be described as "nature's moisturizer".
Clinical studies have shown that radiated wounds heal quicker with Hyaluronic Acid. Holding 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid effectively binds water to cells, and is responsible for the elasticity and resilience of the skin. According to Dr. Brian Jegasothy, M.D., former Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh: “Hyaluronic Acid is possibly the most effective topical humectants currently available: more effective in its water retention properties than glycerin, sorbitol, collagen etc. In addition, its ability to associate with lipids in skin surface membranes greatly enhances its ability to deliver its retained water and enriches its property by reducing transepidermal water loss. Thus the characteristics of Hyaluronic Acid are vital ingredients in a skin care line for its exceptional efficacy.”