Hyaluronic acid

hyaluron The skin comprises 15% of body weight, therefore it is the largest organ in the body. Hyaluronic Acid is a carbohydrate, it occures naturally in the human body. About 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid in our body is found in the skin. Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen are extremely important when maintaining the skin’s structure and layers. Collagen that gives the skin its firmness and the Hyaluronic Acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen.
Imagine the collagen as the stretchy fibers that restore the skin back to shape when stretched. Eventually over the time skin gets overstretched (saggy) and dried out. This is how the collagen in our skin reacts leaving our skin in need of moisture. Hyaluronic Acid keeps the collagen moist and elastic. Hyaluronic Acid continuously surround and nourish collagen. Young skin is smooth and highly elastic because it contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, which helps skin stay healthy. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. With decreasing levels of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin, so goes the ability of the skin to hold water. The result, the skin becomes drier and loses its ability to maintain it’s hydration. Hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and thus keeping the skin wrinkle-free.