Hyluronic Acid: Beauty's Newest Buzzword
Beauty buzzwords like 'collagen,' 'green tea,' and 'peptides,' have been joined by newcomer 'hyluronic acid.' A naturally derived substance, hyluronic acid has been used in dermal fillers for years; it's viscous texture an integral part of wrinkle fighters like Restylane, Perlane
, and Juvederm
. But recently, cosmetic companies and skin care lines have been promoting topical and other products featuring the ingredient. Just like collagen, hyluronic acid is being added to skin moisturizers, lotions, makeup, and more. Consumers need to be careful, though, not to be misled--while hyluronic acid does work wonders against wrinkles when injected under the skin, smoothing it across pores wont provide the same result. In an article in the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Nowell Solish, a cosmetic dermatologist, dermatological surgeon and director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Toronto discussed how hyluronic acid molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. "It forms a barrier on the skin and gives a soft moisturizing effect that makes skin smoother ? but it doesn't eliminate wrinkles," Solish said. Click Here for the whole article.
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