Hyaluronic Acid – a Multifunctional Substance from Nature
The secret for a beautiful, youthful skin
Hyaluronic acid is a polydisaccharide (complex sugar) of glucuronic acid and N-acetyl glucosamine found in almost every cell in the human body. 50 percent of the entire
hyaluronic acid in the body is concentrated in the skin. In the extracellular matrix, hyaluronic acid performs a range of biological functions.
- Serving as diffusion medium for nutrients and degradation products
- Regulating moisture
- Increasing fibroblast activity
- Stimulating collagen synthesis
- Binding free radicals
Due to the high concentration of natural hyaluronic acid, young skin looks fresh, firm, smooth and supple. The presence of hyaluronic acid in the skin declines over the years, resulting in a loss of moisture, elasticity, firmness and volume. Individual parameters such as age, sex and hormonal balance, as well as external factors like exposure to sun, use of pharmaceuticals and smoking may have a negative impact on the degradation of the natural hyaluronic acid. Signs of natural skin ageing become apparent as in wrinkles, loss of volume in the cheeks and thinning lips.