In skin, hyaluronic acid is known to increase our cells’ ability to bind water, giving our skin a plumper and firmer appearance. Imagine a baby’s beautiful skin and how it always looks so plump and smooth. Hyaluronic acid has a lot to do with that. Babies are born with high levels of the moisture-filled acid.
Hyaluronic acid is also a skin hydrating bioactive ingredient, which binds large quantities of water together to aid in skin repair. It has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water within the cells of the skin. When applied to the skin through cosmetics and moisturisers, it strengthens the outer layers of the skin to create a healthy barrier, for softer, younger, firmer and more plumped up skin. A key ingredient in NIVEA’s Cellular Anti Age range, hyaluronic acid helps reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles.
Of equal importance is hyaluronic acid’s ability to extract waste from cells, regardless of the level of blood circulation, helping to keep our cells healthy and functioning at optimum levels.