Hyaluronic acid is a mucopolysaccharide found naturally in our skin. Our body generates it from birth to regulate hydration of the epidermis. It has the capacity to absorb and retain large amounts of water; it is like a “sponge” capable of holding more than 1,000 times its weight in water.
The amount of hyaluronic acid which we naturally synthesise determines the elasticity and firmness of our skin. At an early age, we produce high quantities on the acid; around the age of 40, its production is reduced by half and by the age of 60, it barely reaches 10% of the amount we produce in childhood.
The most visible effects of this reduction in hyaluronic acid in our body are the appearance of the first fine lines, changes in the elasticity and flexibility of the skin, decreased turgidity and increased dryness and roughness.
There are two types of hyaluronic acid:
The hyaluronic acid used in the production of JEWEL BEAUTY creams is low in molecular weight. It does not come from animals. It is obtained from the fermentation of wheat peptone, yeast extract and glucose.
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