Significance of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic industry and aesthetic medicine

Significance of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic industry and aesthetic medicine.

OLEJNIK A., GOŚCIAŃSKA J., NOWAK I.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2012, 66, 2, 129-135

In the recent years hyaluronic acid (HA) has become increasingly popular in the global cosmetic industry and is widely applied as an active ingredient in skin care cosmetics. Its physicochemical and biological properties are responsible for proper tissue hydration and transport of ions and nutrients. The article is focused on the characterization of chemical and structural properties of hyaluronic acid and provides a brief overview of its current applications in cosmetology and aesthetic medicine.

Keywords: hyaluronic acid, structure, physiochemical and biological properties of HA, application in cosmetology and aesthetic medicine

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