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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hyaluronic Acid - So What is it? Why is it in Beauty Products?

Chemical Structure of HA (Hyaluronic Acid)
Where HA's are found in our skin.  Right below our top layer of skin.
Products we know of that contain HA.

Hyaluronic Acid is a major chemical that is found throughout the whole body. It is found in skin tissues and in our nerve cells. It is major factor that contributes to our body making more cells. Inside our skin, there are layers of connective tissue that are spongy like and hole three major components in this sponge: Water, proteins and Hyaluronic acid.

This acid loves water! It attracts water to that area and plumps the skin! So this is why its great to have it in face creams and powders!

The acid promotes increased skin hydration, keeps skin moist and smooth, enhances skin elasticity, enhances collagen synthesis, nourishes healthy skin growth, promotes firm skin tone, and lastly promotes healthy joints! This is why it is in a lot of pills that support knew joints. 

So Ladies, don't be afraid of this chemical sounding name! It is actually really good for you! Now we know why our creams and products are expensive if this is in there! Think of it like a "vitamin" for your body!