Hyaluronic Acid is gaining new acclaim, internally and externally, as research accents its ability to add moisture and retain moisture – thus plumping up tissue to reduce the look of age-lines or wrinkles. Recent research even focuses on its ability to lessen scar appearance.
• Unlike products that depend on moisture in the air, Hyaluronic Acid can help hydrate skin even in dry climates or heated rooms that rob skin of moisture.
• With adequate liquid intake, Reviva Labs new high-potency HYALURONIC SERUM can add moisture to skin and help lessen the look of wrinkles.
Apply under creams or if using Reviva Firming Fluid, apply over Fluid.
Demineralized spring water, glycerin (veg.), hyaluronic acid, polysorbate 20, hydrolyzed mucopoly saccharide, green tea extract, hydrodyethyl cellulose, , simethicone, caramelized sugar, methyl & propyl paraben.
Key Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Supplementation:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) moisturizes skin from the inside out, smoothing out wrinkles in the process. HA acts as an internal cosmetic to hydrate the skin. Hyaluronic acid is for people who need to ease the flexing of their joints, especially their knees, by restoring cushioning to their joints. Hyaluronic acid is for men and women in their 30s and 40s who are beginning to see the first signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid is for seniors who have established joint conditions. Studies show oral hylaronic acid supplementation provides these benefits to most people after administration for only 2 to 4 months.
Basic Functions of Hyaluronic Acid:
As Hyaluronic Acid is present in every tissue of the body; hyaluronic acid’s importance cannot be underestimated. Retention of water is one of the most important biological functions of hyaluronic acid, 1 second only to providing nutrients and removing waste from cells that do not have a direct blood supply, such as cartilage cells. With a lower than adequate amount of hyaluronic acid, nutrients cannot be moved into these cells and waste cannot be eliminated from cells. Hyaluronic acid is sometimes abbreviated as HA.
Hyaluronic acid is found in the synovial joint fluid, the vitreous humor of the eye, the cartilage, blood vessels, extracellular matrix, skin and the umbilical cord.2
Hyaluronic Acid in the Skin:
In the skin, the extracellular matrix is composed of hyaluronic acid and other sulfated GAGs, combined with collagen and elastin. Large amounts of water are held in the ECM. When elastin is not bathed in water, it becomes dry and brittle, thus the look of dry, brittle, wrinkled skin.1
Half-life is defined as the time required for one half of the total amount of a particular substance to be consumed, broken down, or depleted. The half-life of hyaluronic acid in the cartilage is 2-3 weeks. But the half-life of hyaluronic acid in the skin is less than 1 day! Hyaluronic acid is present in both the dermis and the epidermis. 50% of the body’s naturally produced hyaluronic acid that is found in the epidermis is metabolized and excreted in less than 24 hours. Like hyaluronic acid produced in the body, hyleronic acid taken as a nutritional supplement moisturizes from the dermis to the epidermis - from deeper layers of the skin to the outer layer.
The extracellular matrix fills up the space between the skin cells. This makes the skin soft, smooth and elastic. But as we age, hyaluronic content in the skin changes due to two separate clinically proven factors.
There is a decrease in synthesis of hyaluronic acid. Recompartmentalization – from the epidermis to the dermis. Both changes leave the epidermis depleted in hyaluronic acid resulting in thinning, aging, and decreased moisture in the skin.