Hyaluronic Acid



Hyaluronic Acid description

Component of skin tissue. Synthetic variations are used in skin care products to function as a superior skin-replenishing ingredient. Hyaluronic acid has restorative abilities and can boost skin’s moisture content, soothe, and defend against moisture loss. It is capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, making it an optimal hydrator for all skin types.In addition to its function as a superior skin-restoring ingredient, hyaluronic acid also provides an antioxidant defence against environmental assault.Consumed orally via supplements, hyaluronic acid (both low and high molecular weights) can improve skin’s ability to stay hydrated, visibly decrease wrinkle depth and surface roughness, and help reinforce skin’s protective barrier.

Hyaluronic Acid references

  • Journal of Evidence-Based, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2017, pages 816-823
  • Journal of Medicinal Food, October 2016, pages 1,172-1,179
  • Nutrition Journal, July 2013, ePublication
  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2011, issue 9, pages 990-1000
  • Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, March 2009, pages 38-43

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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