Hyaluronic Acid: Skin Benefits
Hyaluronic Acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a naturally occurring linear glycosaminoglycan that is composed of repeating polymeric disaccharides of D-glucuronic Acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine.
The abundance of free-hydroxyl groups allows HA to bind to water molecules giving it a stiff, viscous quality similar to gelatin.
The water retentive properties of HA plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin; therefore, sometimes being referred to as the ‘fountain of youth.’ Studies have shown visible and measurable improvement in skin hydration and elasticity after HA treatment. It also has proven anti-inflammatory properties in treatments for facial seborrheic dermatitis, which is associated with an autoimmune response.
What Jarchem Offers
There are many molecular weights available for HA on the market. All molecular weights are usually used in conjunction with each other to provide the best skin hydration. High molecular weight HA remains on the skin’s surface as an occlusive layer.4 Low molecular weight HA (<300k Da) has been shown to penetrate the Stratum Corneum layer, providing deep skin hydration. Hence it is essential to use more than one type of HA or its derivatives in a formula to provide full benefits.
Jarchem offers Sodium Hyaluronate, the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. The salt is less prone to oxidization and is used interchangeably in the industry.