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Hyaluronic acid

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance occurring in the body naturally; its special properties have an effect, for example, in the skin, joints and eyes.

One of the outstanding properties of hyaluronic acid is its extremely high water binding capacity: 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can bind up to 6 litres of water. Therefore, hyaluronic acid forms an important component of the so-called extracellular matrix (proportion of the tissue between cells) in the tissues and organs of the body. It ensures that the tissue is always adequately supplied with water.

The younger the skin, the higher its hyaluronic acid content. You can immediately recognize young skin rich in hyaluronic acid by its volume, its suppleness and its elasticity. The proportion of hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases with increasing age.