Hyaluronic Acid

Definition - What does Hyaluronic Acid mean?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by the human body, with our eyes and joints storing the highest concentration of it. The main function of hyaluronic acid is to retain water in order to keep tissue well lubricated. Because of the many benefits hyaluronic acid has for the skin, eyes, and as an antioxidant, it's synthetically synthesized in laboratories and used as a supplement in many products.

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Hyaluronic acid retains water and keeps tissues within the human body well-lubricated and moist. A synthesized version of hyaluronic acid can be found in many injections, eye drops, and a variety of topical serums. Products which contain hyaluronic acid are used to aid skin moisture: skin hydration reduces wrinkles, makes the skin softer and plumper, and has antioxidant properties shielding the skin against free radicals. Alongside being a popular skin moisturizer, the substance is furthermore used on the skin to promote healing of wounds, burns, and skin ulcers.

Hyaluronic acid is the component of many dermal fillers, and is used as a lip filler as well. Hyaluronic acid is also used as part of eye surgeries.

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