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Hyaluronic acid in cosmetics … True efficiency or Marketing bluff?

 

Available at first for the medical field (ophthalmic surgery, knee osteoarthritis), hyaluronic acid is increasingly used for cosmetic purposes. It indeed symbolizes the true new rejuvenating secret!

Focus on a natural origin molecule:

Present in the human body, the HA moisturizes the skin thanks to a water retention process redistributed thereafter. This acid acts like a sponge, by picking up a good amount of water, allowing cells to stay hydrated, and skin to stay young.

It is not a secret, the quantity of HA decreases with age and the dryness of the skin will unveil fine lines and wrinkles.

The injection of hyaluronic acid thus provides a “shot” of hydration to “thirsty” skin with an immediate result: a plumped, clarified and denser skin!

However, the main problem of the HA is that it is injected. And injection means needle which also means, bruising, redness, itching, and complications, high cost … not to mention uncertainties about its effects on the skin in the long term.

So what about hyaluronic acid in cosmetics?

Besides the technical guarantee, the presence of the active ingredient is actually a real guarantee of efficiency.

“From 0.01% of HA in cosmetics, brands communicate widely. While at this quantity, the efficiency is real, we must learn to distinguish the different Molecular Weight. Indeed, HA is a molecule with variable length: the shorter it is, the lower the molecular weight is and better it penetrates. LPG® Soins Techniques face line uses precisely the HA low Molecular Weight which, combined with a concentration of 0.5%, allows ideal hydration and restores the youngness of the skin” says Isabelle Iberti, LPG® Soins Techniques Product Manager.

In conclusion, Hyaluronic Acid in cosmetics works as long as the concentration is optimal.

This choice should undoubtedly fit all those who identify themselves with the words of this glamorous icon:

“I want to grow old without surgery. I want to have the courage to be loyal towards the face I have.”  Marilyn Monroe

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