Hyaluronic Acid in Cosmetics

Cosmetic Applications

Hyaluronan is a Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), meaning it excels in skin hydration by binding external moisture with its own. Because it is a highly effective topical humectant and stabilizer, Hyaluronan is a vital ingredient in many premium skin-care products, including: creams, lotions, facial masks and cleansers, shampoo, and conditioners.

Promoting Skin Health

High-molecular weight Hyaluronan forms a breathable film on the surface of the skin, making skin feel smooth and moist.

Low-molecular weight Hyaluronan increases blood circulation, improves intermediary metabolism, eliminates wrinkles, increases skin elasticity, and delays skin aging.

Hyaluronan also promotes the proliferation and differentiation of epidermal cells, clears oxygen-free radicals, prevents and repairs skin damage.

Leading cosmetic formulators such as Estee Lauder, Shiseido, and Guerlain currently incorporate HA into their products.