What is hyaluronic acid? What are the different types of hyaluronic acids? What differences depending on their molecular weight? To have an overview of this fabulous active naturally present in the skin and very used in cosmetology, go to this full article.
In this post, we detail 10 benefits of hyaluronic acid for skin and health.
Benefit n°1: an anti-wrinkle action
Hyaluronic acid is renowned for its anti-aging action thanks to its strong moisturizing power and its ability to retain water on the surface of the skin. It minimizes the appearance of wrinkles already present by filling the intercellular spaces and prevents the appearance of new wrinkles.
Benefit n°2: an antioxidant action
Hyaluronic acid contributes to a luminous and radiant complexion thanks to its anti-radical role.
Benefit n°3: a healing action
Hyaluronic acid facilitates the repair and healing of the skin, mainly on superficial wounds: skin irritations, redness, minor burns, etc. It is found in many formulations that promote the healing process.
Benefit No. 4: an effect on skin tone
Hyaluronic acid is recognized for its effects on the firmness and suppleness of the skin. It helps in particular to fight against ptosis (sagging skin) and loss of elasticity.
Benefit #5: Helps maintain hydration
Hyaluronic acid has hygroscopic properties, i.e. it has the ability to absorb almost 1000 times its weight in water! This role of molecular sponge helps maintain skin hydration by retaining water in the skin tissues.
Benefit n°6: a protective action
Hyaluronic acid also acts as a barrier against external aggressions thanks to the non-occlusive protective film that it forms on the surface of the skin: sun rays, pollution, etc.
Benefit n°7: a smoothing action
Hyaluronic acid has the ability to fill the gaps between cells. This helps to give the skin a plump, soft and smooth appearance. The nasolabial folds or the folds located around the lips are smoothed, and their appearance minimized.
Benefit n°8: a stimulator of collagen production
Like hyaluronic acid, collagen has a key role in the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Several studies show that these two ingredients coupled together have a tenfold effectiveness!
Benefit n°9: protection against UV rays
By strengthening the hydrolipidic film of the skin, it protects it from ultraviolet rays. Of course, this does not replace the application of an effective sunscreen!
Benefit #10: good for joints
Hyaluronic acid has beneficial actions on cartilage and joints. It is used against osteoarthritis.
Hyaluronic acid is a cosmetic ingredient of choice and an incomparable youth asset. It can be used externally in the form of creams and serums, or internally in the form of dietary supplements or injections. At Grangettes Switzerland, a sensory and ethical Swiss cosmetics brand, we select quality hyaluronic acid to manufacture effective cosmetics in the short, medium and long term.