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Hyaluronic Acid For Wrinkles

hyaluronic acid for wrinkles

Hyaluronic Acid For Wrinkles

In this article I wanted to discuss hyaluronic acid and the use of hyaluronic acid for wrinkles.

What is hyaluronic acid you ask?

Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate molecule also referred to as a polysaccharide which is a naturally occurring in our bodies. It is found in may areas of our body including the skin and joints.

Hyaluronic acid  plays an important role in the synthesis of extracellular material and skin (epidermal )cell interaction with the surrounding environment, it is a glycosaminoglycan. One of its most important properties is that it can attach and hold large amounts of moisture which can help keep the skin hydrated.

In addition to hydration hyaluronic acid has been shown to be an antioxidant in the lab (in-vitro studies). Hyaluronic acid is injected into the knees in some patients with arthritis.

Hyaluronic acid for wrinkles -formula creation

hyaluronic acid for wrinklesWhen I formulate skin care products I look for humectants, a substance that attracts water. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, a moisture-binding ingredient. This is why I use hyaluronic acid for wrinkles in the skin formulas I create, it helps decrease the appearance of dried skin.

Hyaluronic acid is gentle and calming to the skin. I love it and have very sensitive skin that being said you will hear me advocate for a patch test whenever I can. Please never place a product all over your face without testing it on a small area of skin first.

Hyaluronic acid for wrinkles in the literature

Unfortunately as we age the levels of hyaluronic acid in our skins decrease.

The was a small study that supported the use of hyaluronic in skin care

“The new nano-hyaluronic acid clearly demonstrated a significant benefit in decreasing the depth of wrinkles (up to 40%), and skin hydration (up to 96%) and skin firmness and elasticity were significantly enhanced (up to 55%) at the end of eight weeks.”

Face nourishment serumIt is important to note that hyaluronic acid comes in all different sizes. This study used low molecular weight hyaluronic acid which I use is Wrinkle Helper’s products. The smaller molecules are thought to penetrate a little deeper into the skin. Remember, one of our skin’s function is to protect us. It does not want to allow molecules through, this includes skin care products.

This study summarized the results of the study, “a statistically significant moisturizing effect was observed with nano-hyaluronic acid in the full product range—cream, serum, and lotion. After 2,4, and 8 weeks of treatment, the skin was significantly more hydrated than the untreated skin. Measurement of skin roughness showed a significantly finer skin structure (Ra) after two weeks of treatment with the full product range. In addition, an improvement of skin elasticity (r7) was measured in comparison to untreated skin and demonstrated a significant improvement after two weeks of treatment and continued throughout the study.”

Hyaluronic acid can moisturize and plump up the skin. We know that as we age the skin becomes dull, an exfoliant can help increase our skins turnover. This also allows ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the tissue that lies below. Hydrated skin is less likely to show fine lines whereas dry skin accentuates fine lines. Plump skin also feels more supple and appears firmer.

Hydrating the skin also helps our acid mantle, a protective film over our skin. When the acid mantle is disturbed skin is more likely to be red and irritated.

Hyal uronic acid for wrinkles and oral supplementation

Several studies have supported increased skin hydration with hyaluronic supplementation
NOW Hyaluronic Acid 100mg,60 Veg Capsules These studies are observational studies, further studies are needed.

Hyaluronic acid for wrinkles -Injectable fillers

Hyaluronic acid is used in may of the injectable facial fillers that are on the market today. There are not permanent as hyaluronic acid will breakdown over time. Some products are formulated with more cross-linking which allows the substance to hang around longer.

Do you use hyaluronic acid for wrinkles?

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16 thoughts on “Hyaluronic Acid For Wrinkles

  1. I have a product by Dr Perricone that has this hyaluronic acid as an ingredient. I don’t know if it is effective or not but most facial products that I use are for preventive measures.

    1. I use it in my formulas as well, most of my products have hyaluronic acid.

  2. Wow, that was an eye opener! I actually read the header wrong and thought it said ‘hydraulic acid’ which I thought was rather odd. Just goes to show you should not speed read!

    Enjoy the journey!

  3. So much in my knees already. Looking forward to seeing it work.

    1. Funny, yes it is injected into the knees for arthritis.

  4. I’ve heard of Hyaluronic acid but I’ve never used it. Sounds very interesting though and I’m glad to know a little bit more about it. Thanks!

    1. I like it a lot, very hydrating.

  5. Hi Sharon,

    If there is one thing I was apprehensive about it was hyaluronic acid. The name alone spooked me lol. I’ve seen it being of use straight out of a bottle but never tried. I often look for anti wrinkle creams and diets, but this cleared everything up for me. I thank you bunches for this article!


    1. Our body make hyaluronic acid, thanks for reading my post Donna.

  6. Hi Dr. Sharon,
    Just love learning the health care possibilities you research and write about. This hyaluronic acid article, for example, is a subject I’d never heard about. Keep educating me, I need it!

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement.

  7. Hi, Sharon mam, I never heard about hyaluronic acid. Thanks for sharing this Great information.

  8. It is time for me to stop ignoring the wrinkles around my eyes, You sure have offered a great jumping off point.

    1. We all have wrinkles, they show everyone how much we have smiled.

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