How many times have you heard about hyaluronic acid? We know it is present in many serums and creams, but what is this about?
According to Isdin, hyaluronic acid is “a component naturally present in our joints, our cartilage, and our skin”. So, if it is a natural component, why do we know it as an ingredient in aesthetic treatments?
The truth is that although we can find it as a natural component in our body, it is a great antiaging ally and can be incorporated as injections, creams, or dietary supplements. However, many people are scared of it because they think it is an exfoliating acid. But it is not, and actually acts as a type of moisturizing agent.
This almost magic compound has many benefits. Firstly, it hydrates the skin and contributes to the maintenance of the hydration. Besides, it helps to the production of collagen, an essential compound of the skin that gives some support to it. Hyaluronic acid also contributes to hiding the wrinkles. In this case, is more effective when injecting it, but creams are also good.
Finally, as it was said before, hyaluronic acid is present in the joints and cartilage. Therefore, its function is to prevent painful friction from occurring in our joints, and regarding the cartilage, it works as a restorative.