What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar present in the body. Especially for the skin, it is a very important compound since it is present in the connective tissues. In the early years of life, it is produced in greater quantities. From twenty-five years and on, its production is reduced progressively.
The properties of hyaluronic acid are innumerable. Basically, it is a hygroscopic substance, meaning it is capable of absorbing water in the liquid or gaseous state, making it a "lubricated shock absorber" between cells. Furthermore, it regulates tissue hydration and constitutes a barrier to the penetration of undesired substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Hyaluronic acid also possesses antioxidant properties and fights free radicals that cause cellular aging. Is obtained in the laboratory and is used as a purified active substance for its revitalizing and biostimulating characteristics, or as a true gel filler.