Hyaluronic acid offers an effective way to fight against the effects of reduced levels of hyaluronic acid. It is distributed widely throughout connective and plentiful in our bodies when we are born, but its levels gradually decline over time. This reduction in levels is a big part of the aging process, loss of elasticity in the skin that manifests itself in wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers. The role of hyaluronic acid in skin is to provide a mechanism of transport of essential nutrients from the bloodstream to living skin cells, hydrate the skin by holding in water and to contribute to dermis renewal and elimination of harmful compounds from the skin. It is capable of protecting the skin against ultraviolet irradiation due to its free radical scavenging properties. Hyaluronic acid also acts on angiogenesis by supporting the proliferation of endothelial cells and thus allowing better cutaneous vascularization.
Non reticular hyaluronic acid is a linear polysaccharide identical to the conjunctive tissue hyaluronic acid. It belongs to the family of the glycosaminoglycans (Gags) or mucopolysaccharides. Its viscosity and molecular weight is extremely close to natural hyaluronic acid and enables it to integrate perfectly into the tissue.