More than just a moisturizer. How and in which form the precious elixir works best to keep the skin smooth and firm over the long term.
Two drops are rubbed in before going to bed, two drops in the morning - and the skin looks bulky and radiant as after an autumn walk. You think that sounds like hocus-pocus? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that. A hyaluronic acid elixir actually accomplishes smooth miracles. The secret: The power absorbs moisture like a sponge - one gram can bind up to six liters of water! The hyaluronic acid contained in the new anti-aging creams and fillers penetrates deep into the skin where it replenishes the moisture deposits of the skin .$config[ads_text] not found
What is hyaluronic acid actually?
Unlike its name suggests, hyaluronic acid (from Greek "hyalos" = glass) is a natural product. It is in the whole body, more than 50 percent of it in the skin or in the intercellular spaces of the dermis.
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The gel-like moisture magnet is produced by the connective tissue cells, where it develops into a true all-rounder: Hyaluronic acid cushions the skin, supports collagen and elastin fibers and can even catch free radicals. But the effect is not permanent. Around the age of 25, the depots empty themselves little by little.The skin's own production is no longer subsiding - you notice it, that the tension decreases slowly. From age 40, when the skin generally stores less moisture, deeper wrinkles may appear. Time to help from the outside.
How does cosmetics use the substance?
Resourceful researchers soon came up with the idea of producing hyaluronic acid in the laboratory - from cockscomb combs. However, in order to rule out allergic reactions to animal proteins, the substance is mainly obtained biotechnologically from microorganisms (eg from wheat). Japanese cosmetics companies successfully introduced hyaluronic acid to the market as early as the 1980s. Thus, the complexion even after exhausted nights looked in the twinkling. However, the beauty effect lasted only a short time. The reason: The large molecules remained on the skin and could not penetrate deeply. Today one is already a huge step further and can produce hyaluronic acid in smaller fragments. "This makes it easier for the skin to absorb the bioactive moisturizer", explains Dr. med. Maria Langhals, Head of Product Development Facial Care at Beiersdorf.In lower layers, the production of hyaluronic acid is to be stimulated.
This goal is pursued in different ways: Decléor wants to stimulate the hyaluronic acid production with wild pansy extract. Kanebo relies on a combination of beta-carotene, a hyaluronic booster and a cocktail of rose, sandalwood and jasmine flavor. And Estée Lauder relies on prevention - with a sophisticated technology that slows down the enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid.
What is hyaluronic acid contained in?
The top moisturizer is not only available in anti-aging creams, but also in eye gels, cleansing products and hand and body creams. In the trend: Lifting care, which leaves the lips nicely full and voluminous. Small wrinkles disappear in no time.A full load of hyaluronic acid traditionally provide masks and serums - there are twice and three times as much in it as in the crucible.
Products with hyaluronic acid
Daily Care: "Diadermine Wrinkle Expert 3D Deep Wrinkle Care Day", "Sensitive Hyaluron Repair & Protect SPF15" by Eubos, "Hyaluron Active Moisturizing Cream" by Frei, "Derma Genesis" series by L'Oréal Paris, "Olive Oil Anti - Dryness Facial Care "from Medipharma, " Expert Lift "series from Nivea Visage.
Nursing Specials: Börlind's "NatuRepair Skin Renewal Fluid", Decléor's "Masque Hydratant Fine Fleur D'Hydration", Estée Lauder's "Time Zone", Eucerin's "Hyaluron-Filler Intensive Wrinkle Replenishing Eye Care", "Sensai Cellular Performance HydraChange Mask "by Kanebo, " Cell Culture Age Care Eye Redefiner "by SBT, " Future Solution LX "by Shiseido.
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How can the doctor help?
Even more effective than creams is a hyaluronic acid injection in the dermatologist. In mesotherapy, hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin.Two, three sessions - and your complexion looks fuller, rosier and fresher. "Mesotherapy is ultimately like a well-formulated Hylan cream, " explains Dr. Afschin Fatemi, medical director of the S-thetic Clinic Düsseldorf. "It works only superficially and must be repeated after a short time." Fillers made of stabilized hyaluronic acid (eg "Belotero", "Glytone", "Juvederm", "Restylane") bring more. They are injected into deeper skin layers to relieve medium to deep wrinkles. "Depending on where it is injected, and depending on the condition of the skin, the effect lasts for different lengths of time". Welf Prager, dermatologist at dermatological clinic in Hamburg. For lips and forehead about 6 months, nasolabial fold 6 to 9 months, cheeks 9 to a maximum of 15 months.
A study by the University of Hamburg shows that the skin receives more elasticity through hyaluronic acid injections. Allergies are rather rare with the skin's own material. "However, it can cause swelling and bruising, which may last a few days, " warns. Fatemi. A likewise not quite favorable side effect: the price. A treatment that lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, costs from 250 euros. Further information and addresses can be found on:fillerwelt.de and dgaepc.de.
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