Is found in our bodies and is made commercially by fermenting sugars and yeasts. Its uses have multiplied because of how safe it is for cosmetic and medical purposes. When used on the skin in the form of a rinse-off or leave-on product hyaluronic acid is a potent hydrator of skin. One very popular use for this molecule is as an injectable filler to remove the fine lines of aging.
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant—it pulls moisture into the topmost layer of the skin, the epidermis. According to one source, 1 gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 liters of water ! The way something like this can happen is the large molecules of hyaluronic acid are able to cross link and form a breathable film on the surface of the skin that locks in skin moisture.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body. It lubricates our joints and makes up the liquid inside of our eyes. It helps different tissues slide against one another, and is found in the muscles that make up our body and heart. It also has a role in cell interactions of MANY sorts—in fertilization, the sperm has to penetrate a layer of hyaluronic acid to enter the egg. The largest amount of hyaluronic acid is found in the dermis .
In addition to healing wrinkles, Hyaluronic Acid has been used to treat children who have vesicoureteral reflux, a condition where urine flows backwards from the bladder to the kidneys and can cause repeated kidney infections and lead to permanent scaring. It also has a role in eye surgeries.
Hyaluronic Acid is also referred to as sodium hyaluronate, and potassium hyaluronate. Our carefully chosen ingredients have enabled Happy Cappy to make a hydrating, safe and effective baby eczema shampoo.
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