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HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic Acid

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

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When skin is hydrated, it appears firmer, plumper and has a luminous glow. But the ability for skin to hold so much moisture is the key. Enter hyaluronic acid – a skin care ingredient must-have that’s sweeping the beauty industry.

And for good reason.

Hyaluronic acid is a super hydrator that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. As we age, our body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down. It’s no wonder then that hyaluronic acid has become a key ingredient in gels and serums across beauty brands.

So here’s everything you need to know about this super ingredient and how you can, and should, be adding it to your skin care regimen.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is mainly found in the connective tissues and fluids of the body, with the highest concentrations in the skin. Some dietary sources of both animal and plant origin are also rich in hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has numerous functions in the body including increasing the moisture content of the skin, protecting the skin against environmental factors, and promoting healing. The substance can be isolated from its sources through chemical processes to obtain hyaluronic acid for commercial use. In cosmetics, hyaluronic acid is used in the manufacture of several skin care products in its pure form or as a salt derivative of sodium hyaluronate. The products exist in different formulations including injections, creams, gels, powders, and supplements, and are effective in increasing skin moisture, and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, the cosmetics are most commonly used for the treatment of age-related changes, general skin care, and wound care. Most of the products are suitable for all types of skin including dry, oily, and normal skin. Hyaluronic acid-based products are considered safe with no toxic effects. They also lack significant side effects except for the few that might occur in isolated cases, such as irritation, tingling, and bruising. Avon is one of the world’s best-known cosmetics companies, and offer many different types of cosmetic products containing hyaluronic acid.

The Discovery and History of Hyaluronic Acid

The discovery of hyaluronic acid dates back to 1934, when two researchers, Karl Meyer and John Palmer, isolated an unknown molecule from the vitreous body of a cow’s eyes (1). Further investigation revealed that the substance contained uronic acid and another sugar molecule. The researchers later named the substance hyaluronic acid, a term derived from a Greek word “hyalos”, meaning glass, plus uronic acid (1). Although the compound was isolated in acid form, it demonstrated salt-like characteristics when put under physiological conditions. The salt formed was called sodium hyaluronate, a neutralized form of hyaluronic acid. The chemical structure and use of hyaluronan remained unknown until in the 1950s when Karl Meyer and his colleagues first established its chemical structure (1). Surprisingly, Endre Balazs had first used this compound commercially as an egg-white substitute in a bakery in 1942 after applying for a patent.

Ever since, hyaluronic acid has been widely investigated and in the late 1950s it was first used in the medical field to replace vitreous in human eye surgery. The hyaluronan was initially obtained from the human umbilical cord, but later from rooster combs, which contain the largest content of hyaluronic acid as a highly purified and high molecular weight substance (1,2). Balazs named hyaluronic acid as hyaluronan in 1986 to ensure conformance to the polysaccharides international nomenclature1. The name was used to denote the various forms of hyaluronic acid including the acid form (hyaluronic acid) and hyaluronate salts (sodium and potassium). With time, hyaluronic acid has been extensively studied, leading to its isolation from several sources as we’ll discuss below. Moreover, its properties, ranging from physical to biological roles as well as applications of hyaluronic acid, have been of interest to many researchers leading to a better understanding of the molecule.

The History of Hyaluronic Acid in the Beauty Industry

The use of cosmetics or personal care products is not a new practice by any means – in fact, it was common among the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans. Cosmetics formed a critical part of these cultures, ranging from promoting personal beauty to the preservation of dead bodies. Moreover, ointment derived from the fenugreek plant was used to prevent the formation of wrinkles on the face. These ancient cultures were interested in more than just the practical use of cosmetics - books for the systematic preparation of cosmetics using distillation and extraction processes were also written by Theophrastus of Greek (372 B.C.) and Galen of Roman (130 – 120 AD). With time, the awareness of cosmetics in Europe increased through advocators and early explorers including the Portuguese and Spanish. Cosmetics were mainly used at the precincts of the royal courts during the Renaissance period all the way until 1900, when it became possible for ‘ordinary’ people to own their own cosmetics.

Similarly, various products of hyaluronic acid have been used in the beauty industry for a long time. The first hyaluronic-based dermal filler to improve facial wrinkles was developed in 1989 after Balazs established that it was compatible with the body and lacked immunogenicity (12). The discovery coincides with the time that Vandamme and Soetaert (16) noted that the general population started using cosmetics. On November 21, 2003, two dermal filler products of hyaluronic acid were recommended for approval for the “correction of soft tissue contour deficiencies” for the first time by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Three weeks later, on December 12, 2003, the injectable Restylane gel was approved for the treatment of wrinkles on the face (12). Other hyaluronic acid products including Hylaform and Juvederm were later approved in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Ever since, several hyaluronic acid-based products have been approved for use in the cosmetic industry.

Skin

Hyaluronic acid helps in improving skin structure and functions of both dry and oily skin. Many cosmetics for skin contain hyaluronic acid and its derivative salts of sodium and potassium hyaluronate, which act as agents of skin conditioning and are used in a concentration of up to 2% (1). A review in 2014 established that ingested hyaluronic acid significantly improved the moisture content of dry skin and improved treatment outcomes in patients with dry skin problems that result in improved quality of life. It has also been observed that dietary hyaluronic acid has significant clinical effects on the dry and rough skin, with ingestion of 120 mg of hyaluronic acid supplement per day resulting in increased skin moisture content.

Whereas dry skin can be caused by several factors such as genetics, age also contributes to dry skin that can be managed by hyaluronic acid. Aging is linked with progressive reduction of hyaluronic acid in the skin, which is associated with a reduction in moisture due to dehydration, skin atrophy, and decreased elasticity (13). Therefore, hyaluronic acid can be used to restore moisture in aging skin. Skin conditions such as diabetic foot lesions and venous leg ulcers have also been found to be improved by the use of hyaluronic acid due to its wound healing properties.

Face

Hyaluronic acid can also be used to improve facial wrinkles. Increasing lines and wrinkles accompanied by increased vasculature and alterations of the face are among the clinical signs of the aging face (11). However, there are many therapy modalities ranging from skin care products to energy-based treatments. Hyaluronic acid fillers have been a critical intervention for correcting facial changes that occur due to aging and other pathological conditions.

Hyaluronic acid achieves its anti-wrinkle effects through a dual mechanism involving attracting and binding to water molecules after incorporation into dermal tissue which results in the sustenance of augmentation (11). It is these moisturizing and high water retention capacities of hyaluronic acid that make it a useful product for maintaining skin condition and function.

Hyaluronic acid is also considered as a new treatment approach for acne. Acne is a common problem affecting individuals aged 11 – 30 years with the occurrence of scarring to some extent. It is a localized inflammatory condition in various parts of the body including the face, chest, back, and upper arms. There are three categories of acne scars including atrophic, hypertrophic and keloidal, but the atrophic subtypes (boxcar scars, rolling scars, and icepick scars) are the main consideration to dermatologists. The rolling atrophic acne scars that can be reduced when stretched are the most common types of acne scars and the target of treatment with hyaluronic acid.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in Cosmetics

Hyaluronic acid is used not only as skin-conditioning agent, but also to increase viscosity of cosmetic solutions (7). It is used in cosmetics up to a concentration of 1%. In skin preparations, hyaluronic acid is mainly used as an anti-aging agent, either as a low molecular weight or high molecular weight substance with the former tending to increase the moisture content of damaged skin as well as facilitating its repair (7). Conversely, when applied on the skin surface, the solutions of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid form a hydrated viscoelastic film that is air permeable. Thus, the film does not affect cutaneous respiration as it restores skin moisture on the surface.

Hyaluronic Acid Products

There are several products containing hyaluronic acid available in the market. These compounds come in different forms, ranging from injections to creams. Avon is one of the best selling beauty companies for hyaluronic products and other cosmetics, fragrance, skin care, and personal care products. This section reviews hyaluronic acid-based products while highlighting the individual products currently offered for sale by Avon.

Serums

Hyaluronic acid serum can come as a pure product of hyaluronic acid or a multicomponent with other active ingredients, such as tocopherol, used for skin care. Serums have been demonstrated to significantly boost skin moisture regardless of the type of skin. With hyaluronic acid’s ability to hold moisture up to 1000 times its weight, serums made of 100% hyaluronic acid are the ideal products for the skin, as their chemical composition imitates the effects of natural hyaluronic acid in the skin. Moreover, serums usually have the highest hyaluronic acid levels, thus giving the most benefit from them. In particular, hyaluronic acid serums are useful for dry and mature skin or for plumping fine lines and wrinkles. Some of the hyaluronic acid-based serum products sold by Avon are Anew Power Serum, Anew Hydra Fusion Replenishing Serum, Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid, and Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum.

Anew Power Serum

Anew Power Serum

One of the active ingredients of Anew Power Serum is sodium hyaluronate. It improves skin appearance by detecting and repairing damaged skin. In addition to hydrating the skin, the serum has a smoothing effect on rough skin and wrinkles giving the face a firm look. Anew Power Serum is therefore used as an ideal routine skin care product for anti-aging and to firm and smooth the face. It is typically used to complement the routine skin care and followed up with moisturizers. Therefore, the serum is applied on a clean and dry skin, followed by the preferred moisturizer after it is absorbed. It is recommended for use twice daily, preferably in the morning and evening. There are several benefits associated with Anew Power Serum:

• It employs Advance Boost Technology that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase the natural radiance of the skin. The serum is allergy tested, hypoallergenic and alcohol-free, making it suitable for sensitive skin. It has been proved to be effective for skin use by dermatologists and does not cause comedones associated with. It also has non-staining properties and does not contain any oil component.

• Compared with other hyaluronic acid serum products in the market, Anew Power Serum has several advantages including dramatic improvement of the overall appearance of the skin and better hydrating, firming, and smoothing effects when complemented with moisturizers. It has also been shown to maximize the performance of several anti-aging regimens currently used.

• Lastly, Anew Power Serum delivers a high concentration of the active ingredients, but its lightness makes it deal for use with other products such as creams.

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Anew Hydra Fusion Replenishing Serum

Anew Hydra Fusion Replenishing Serum

Similarly, Anew Hydra Fusion Replenishing Serum contains sodium hyaluronate which has a hydrating effect on the skin. It contains the super hydrator hyaluronic acid which holds more than 1,000 times its weight in water to infuse skin with deep and lasting hydration plus raspberry antioxidant, a potent ingredient to help defend skin from environmental stressors. The serum is lightweight, enabling it to produce deep hydration with increased moisture of up to two times. It is used on cleansed skin twice a day to produce smooth, vibrant, and refreshing looking skin. It is allergy tested and found to be hypoallergenic, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. It is also dermatologist tested and proven to be effective in producing increased hydration of the skin.

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Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid

Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid

Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid is an anti-aging serum used to treat lines and wrinkles, and also contains sodium hyaluronate. The serum is an exfoliating and retexturing agent that results in a younger, smoother, and more radiant looking facial skin. It is used overnight with results seen in three days. Moreover, the dramatic effects of Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid results in a firmer skin after one day. Other properties that make Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid ideal for use are that it is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, allergy tested dermatologist tested. It is also non-greasy and non-sticky. Despite these benefits, Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid could be irritating and should not come into contact with eyes, and its use should be stopped immediately if irritation occurs. It can also increase the sensitivity of skin to sun or incidence of sunburn due to its alpha hydroxy acids content. Hence, sunscreen should be used while applying Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid. It may also not be suitable for persons with highly sensitive skin. The serum is applied on cleansed, dry face and neck twice, in the morning and evening by smoothing upward and outward.

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Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum

Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum

Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum is a blending of peptides and botanicals with sodium hyaluronate playing a critical role in its function. The product is not used on skin, but on the upper lash line and brows to enhance their looks by making them look longer, fuller, and healthier after just eight weeks of. However, it does not reverse or reduce hair loss, nor does it promote hair growth. It produces results observable as early as four weeks. For precise application, the serum comes with a brush that is extra thin. It has no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates and it is hypoallergenic, making it safe for use in sensitive skin. Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum is a once daily use product applied on a clean, dry skin at nighttime by sweeping a thin layer of serum along the lash line of upper eye lids only. The right amount of the serum is only one dip into the vial that is used for both upper eyelids. However, it can also be used on eyebrows. After application, the serum is left to dry on its own without rubbing the eyes.

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Creams and Gels

Several creams and gels containing hyaluronic acid are also available in the market. These groups of cosmetic products are closely related with only slight differences. Both gels and creams are water-based semi-solids. However, gels are usually oil-free, transparent and more liquid. They are also mostly colorless, more quickly absorbed in the skin and easily disappear when applied. Conversely, creams contain some oil base and not transparent and are usually white as opposed to gels that can come in different colors. on eyebrows. After application, the serum is left to dry on its own without rubbing the eyes.

Avon also stocks various cosmetic products in gel and cream forms, with each having its advantages and disadvantages. Some of the face creams and gels sold by Avon include Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Avon nutraeffects Hydration Night Gel Cream, and Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream, all of which contain sodium hyaluronate as the hyaluronic acid component. There is also Anew AHA Refining Cream that contains vitamin C or ascorbic acid together with hyaluronic acid.

Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 helps to boost the barrier function of the skin that in turns protects the skin against the dehydrating effects of external factors such as wind, dry air, and cold. It also results in healthy skin by hydrating, moisturizing and nourishing it. Due to its smoothing and hydrating effect, the product formula is suitable for dry, rough, and flaky skin. The cream therefore has a broad spectrum of activity as the name suggests. The hydration produced by Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 lasts for 48 hours, hence it does not require daily use. The cream is free of gluten, parabens, dyes, and phthalates that together with its hypoallergenic properties make it suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. It is also both dermatologist and clinically tested to be effective for smoothing dryness, roughness and flaking of skin, leaving it hydrated and moisturized. It does not stain clothing or bedding as it is non-greasy and non-sticky. Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is lightweight and has a rapid absorption into the skin to produce its gentle and mild effects.

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Avon nutraeffects Hydration Night Gel Cream

Avon nutraeffects Hydration Night Gel Cream

Avon nutraeffects Hydration Night Gel Cream also protects the skin against external environmental factors by boosting the barrier function of the skin. It also maintains a healthy skin by keeping it moisturized, nourished, and hydrated for 48 hours. Having the same effects as Avon nutraeffects Hydration Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15, the gel cream is used at night only.

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Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream

Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream

Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream has a dual role on the skin, including hydration and defense. It contains the super hydrator hyaluronic acid which holds more than 1,000 times its weight in water to infuse skin with deep and lasting hydration plus raspberry antioxidant, a potent ingredient to help defend skin from environmental stressors. It is a water-like gel that absorbs and locks in moisture, and doubles the skin moisture to produce an instant deep hydration lasting up to 72 hours. Thus, Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream is a lightweight product that results in a smooth, refreshed and plumped skin with hydration. Hydra Fusion Gel Cream is hypoallergenic and both dermatologist and allergy tested, making it an effective product for skin care in individuals with sensitive skin. Moreover, it is non-greasy and oil-free, making it easy to apply and to avoid staining. It is applied twice daily, recommended after Replenishing Serum, by gently smoothing it over cleansed skin.

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Anew AHA Refining Cream

Anew AHA Refining Cream

Anew AHA Refining Cream contains both hyaluronic acid and vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate. Blending both antioxidants and soothing agents, the cream can be used daily for all types of skin including dry, oily, and normal skin to improve its clarity, texture and radiance. It results in improved appearance of fine lines and size of skin pores that makes skin look smoother and younger. Anew AHA Refining Cream can also be used as a daily moisturizer, with overall improvement of damage from sunlight. Based on consumer-based perception studies, up to 91% of Anew AHA Refining Cream users reported that it significantly improved their general skin appearance in one week. As with several Avon Products, Anew AHA Refining Cream is oil-free, allergy tested, and non-comedogenic. It is used in the morning by gently smoothing over the skin in an upward motion.

When hyaluronic acid is used as a cream, it can significantly improve the function and appearance of the skin due to its ability to penetrate the skin layers to produce its effects. Moreover, it is a natural component of the skin that replenishes the lost HA due to aging or other conditions.

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Facial Masks

Despite existing for several years, the use of facial masks in cosmetic industry is becoming the new trend, coupled with the inclusion of innovative ingredients and functional groups with better efficacy. Facial masks are thin films applied on the face and allowed to dry quickly before the residues are peeled or rinsed off. Traditionally, masks were applied as thick layers without massage. However, some are massaged after application to aggregate for easy removal. Facial masks are mainly used for a fast and deep skin moisturization, replacement and constitution, absorption and elimination of sebum, and skin rejuvenation. An ideal facial mask should be homogenous and possess desirable rheological properties, as they are spread throughout the face using the fingers. An immediate radiant look of the face can be expected after removal. The application of facial masks over a face cream is a common aesthetic practice to produce an intense hydration of the skin that promotes penetration of active ingredients. However, when used together with face creams, they should be gently removed by wet wipes, as they stay longer on the skin. Facial masks are available in different formulations including gels, emulsions, and suspensions. Avon stocks various facial masks containing hyaluronic acid with examples including Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask and Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel.

Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask

Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask

Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask contains both hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate as part of its chemical composition. As a hydrating gel formula for moisture replenishment, it is used at night to moisturize the face. It contains encapsulated hyaluronic acid that, together with shea butter, helps smooth and hydrate skin. Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask deeply hydrates the skin for 48 hours to reduce the dry lines, giving it a glowing look. It has also been found to instantly boost skin moisture up to three times, reducing the dry lines dramatically. The mask is suitable for sensitive skin as it is free of fragrance and parabens, as well as allergy tested and hypoallergenic. It has also been found to be safe on the face based on dermatological evidence and non-comedogenic properties. This product is oil-free and non-staining to clothes and beddings, and used only three times in a week at night.

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Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel

Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel

Anew Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel also contains sodium hyaluronate as one of its active ingredients. It is a highly concentrated peel that can be used at home to retexturize and resurface the skin. As a complex of five acids, it has several benefits including giving the skin a smoother, fresher, and brighter look; improving texture and glow; and minimizing the appearance of various marks such as fine lines, post-acne marks and sunspots. It is also oil-free, non-comedogenic, allergy and dermatologist tested. It is used on a cleansed, dry face when necessary, either in the morning or evening, followed with any preferred moisturizer.

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Moisturizers

Moisturizers are critical components of daily skin care, especially in conditions associated with reduced skin moisture and altered skin barrier. However, there is no single definition of a moisturizer as it is a term coined by marketers to promote its function in moistening the skin. Moisturizer can refer to a group of compounds encompassing emollients, occlusives, and humectants that can be used to increase skin moisture, reduce fine lines and smooth the skin43. These substances have different compositions, ranging from oily to watery.

• Emollients are types of moisturizer that mainly consist of lipids and their components and enhance the hydration, softness, smoothness and flexibility of the skin.

• Occlusives are mainly oil based and help in maintaining the water content of the skin by creating a hydrophobic barrier on the skin surface that prevents water loss.

• Lastly, humectants are hygroscopic in nature and attract and retain water, thus helping the stratum corneum to absorb and retain water from both the dermis and humid environment through the epidermis.

Currently, several moisturizer-based cosmetic products are available in the market. Avon has unique moisturizers with hyaluronic acid that not only help to increase skin moisture, but also to give the skin a younger look. Some of them include Anew AHA Refining Cream and Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask.

Anew AHA Refining Cream can be used to moisturize all skin types; dry, oily, and normal skin when used daily.

Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask is used as a moisture replenisher to moisturize the face at night.

In addition to providing moisturizing effects, hyaluronic acid-based products can also promote wound healing. Even though most moisturizers are effective in increasing skin moisture content, their efficacy is largely dependent on a proper choice and compliance of use including the right time of application. An appropriate moisturizer should also combine emollients, humectants, and occlusives for enhanced skin water retention capacity.

Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide-Containing Products

Anew Clinical Hydration Mask has plant-derived ceramides of sphingolipids that act as moisturizers on the skin. Therefore, hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the products produce a combined effect of skin hydration, plumping and refreshing the skin. They also protect and repair damaged skin which make them useful in treating skin lines and wrinkles.

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Conclusion

Hyaluronic acid is a crucial substance not only in the beauty industry, but also in general medicine. It is a natural product occurring in animal joints, eyes and other body organs where it performs numerous biological functions. It has unique properties that contribute to its wide application in various areas such as eye procedures, dermal filler in plastic surgery, management of skin conditions, and wound healing. Hyaluronic acid can be isolated from its natural sources and modified for external use, particularly in cosmetics use where low molecular weight is desired. This compound is purified to make it free of contaminants such as residual proteins that may lead to allergic reactions when used in the body.

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