Hyaluronic acid: What it is and what it is used for.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Do something good for your skin with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural part of the body, but unfortunately the body's hyaluronic acid level decreases with age. In this article, we explain what hyaluronic acid is, as well as where in the body it is used and for what.

You probably think that acid sounds dangerous, but hyaluronic acid in particular is not as dangerous as it sounds. The body itself produces hyaluronic acid, but production unfortunately declines with age. Unfortunately, because hyaluronic acid is an incredibly effective humectant. As much as 1000 times its own weight, hyaluronic acid can bind water. As a replacement for the body's own production, there are many skin care products and nutritional supplements today that contain the fantastic hyaluronic acid - precisely because the acid can reduce wrinkles, lines and dry skin.

With age, the skin's moisture content and ability to bind moisture decreases. Therefore, the skin becomes drier, wrinkled and grey. You can prevent wrinkles and lines in the skin if you use effective skin care products from your younger years. However, even if you are older, you can still reduce dryness and wrinkles. Use a good face cream and supplement with one or more nutritional supplements. Make sure you choose care products that have an anti-ageing effect – e.g. products with hyaluronic acid.


Where is hyaluronic acid found and what is it used for?

In the places in the body where hyaluronic acid is found, it functions as a connective tissue in e.g. skin, joints and eyes. Hyaluronic acid is also involved in a wide range of functions. If you get a wound or damage to the skin, hyaluronic acid contributes to healing. Hyaluronic acid also activates the cells that have an anti-inflammatory effect, with which the immune system is put to work to stop any bacteria from developing.

Hyaluronic acid is also found in food, primarily animal foods. This also means that the hyaluronic acid used in care products and nutritional supplements is of animal origin. Hyaluronic acid is primarily found in meat such as liver. However, there are also amounts of hyaluronic acid in bananas, citrus fruits and leafy vegetables.


Hyaluronic acid in care products

Hyaluronic acid is used in more and more care products. This is due, among other things, to that hyaluronic acid is fantastically effective in binding moisture, but can also be used on all skin types. If you would like to use hyaluronic acid to support normal skin, you can use either creams, serums or supplements that work from the inside. Read more about some of the different products with hyaluronic acid below.

  • Hyaluronic acid serum
    A serum is an incredibly effective skin care product, which i.a. used against dry skin, redness, irritation, impure skin or to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. If you choose a face serum with hyaluronic acid, it has intensive moisturizing properties. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for you with dry skin, or skin that is starting to show signs of ageing. See our entire selection of serums with hyaluronic acid her.

  • Face masks with hyaluronic acid
    A face mask is applied to the skin in an even layer, after which it must sit for some time. During the time that the face mask sits on the skin, it has a moisturizing, nurturing and nourishing effect on the skin. Hyaluronic acid penetrates the skin and leaves it soft, smooth and beautiful. Face masks should not be used daily, but are intended as extra care during the week. See our entire selection of face masks with hyaluronic acid her.

  • Makeup with hyaluronic acid
    When you use makeup you can promote the expression you want. By choosing a makeup product with added hyaluronic acid, you can give the skin the best conditions to stay healthy, well-groomed and moisturized. See our entire selection of makeup with hyaluronic acid her.

  • Dietary supplement with hyaluronic acid
    A dietary supplement with added hyaluronic acid contributes to the skin's ability to bind moisture. When the skin binds moisture and holds onto it, it will not lose its elasticity and get wrinkles to the same extent. In addition to hyaluronic acid, the dietary supplement is also often supplemented with vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the body's normal formation of collagen. Collagen is found in the body like hyaluronic acid, but with age the level of collagen also decreases. That is why it is essential to get enough vitamin C if you want to keep your skin nice and firm. See our entire range of dietary supplements with hyaluronic acid her.


Hyaluronic acid and collagen

We have mentioned the collage in a few places in this article. Perhaps you have a complete grasp of what collage is, or you have very limited knowledge of it. Collagen is a protein and is found in joints, bones, teeth, cartilage and skin. It is an incredibly important protein for the body and for all the mentioned parts to be built up and maintained. Collagen production decreases with age – in fact already from the age of 30. This is also why you start to get fine lines on your face and eventually wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid and collagen have in common that they both play an important role in keeping the skin moist, supple and elastic.