Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)
Hyaluronic Acid was discovered by scientist Karl Meyer in the 1930s. It was first recognised in the vitreous humor in the eyes of cattle. Basically there are two methods of production of hyaluronic acid – one from rooster combs and the other is synthetically produced. CR Formulations does not use any ingredients derived from or tested on animals.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural occurring glycosaminoglycan (large sugar molecule). It is the key component of several injectable wrinkle fillers. It is also present in human and animal connective tissues and makes up around 80% of the human eye. It acts like a shock absorber. Humans have a significant level of HA in our bodies when we are born but unfortunately it diminishes as we age. HA is a super anti-ageing ingredient and the results of studies have led it to be widely referred to as “the fountain of youth”.
So how does this wonderful ingredient work?
Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000 times its own weight in water. Topically Hyaluronic Acid penetrates the dermis and boosts the elasticity and hydration of the skin giving the skin a plumped effect. There are other good humectants on the market but the reason I love Hyaluronic Acid so much is that it adjusts to the skin’s need for moisture depending on the humidity and climate. It is a must have on a long flight. It will provide a protective coating, retain and hold moisture in the skin and maintain levels of collagen and elastin. A truly marvellous anti-ageing ingredient.