What is hyaluronic acid?


When it comes to skin care, the selection of products can be overwhelming. Choosing between cleansers, toners, scrubs, moisturizers, and serums can seem like a daunting task. When you spend time browsing one product after another, the question remains: which skin care product is right for you?

What is hyaluronic acid?

With the development of research, hyaluronic acid has become popular in the skin care industry in recent years. On November 14, the State Food and Drug Administration published the "Announcement on the management category of sodium hyaluronate medical products (No. 2022 103) (hereinafter referred to as the "Announcement") to strengthen the supervision and management of sodium hyaluronate (sodium hyaluronate) medical products ) and further standardization of registration (registration) of related products. According to statistics, this is already the third relatively complete regulatory announcement for "hyaluronic acid" this year. On March 30, the State Medicines Administration released the "Notice on Adjusting Part of the Contents of the 'Medical Device Classification Catalog' (No. 30, 2022)", which initially clarified that injectable sodium hyaluronate, collagen implants, etc. Three kinds of supervision of medical devices; In May, the State Food and Drug Administration released a public request for the "Announcement of Sodium Hyaluronate Medical Products Management Category" (Revised Draft Request), dividing and improving the previous content, focusing on medical hyaluronate There are 11 regulatory requirements for sodium hyaluronate categories according to the terms of use, in November this year, the previous draft of the conclusion was actually released as "Announcement", which shows that sodium hyaluronate supervision is gradually maturing.

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid means glassy, ​​bright and transparent, and uronic acid refers to uronic acid, which has nothing to do with uric acid. Hyaluronic acid is an acidic mucopolysaccharide that was first isolated from the vitreous body of cattle in 1934 by Meyer, professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University in the United States. Due to its unique molecular structure and physical and chemical properties, hyaluronic acid performs many important physiological functions in the body, such as lubricating joints, regulating the permeability of blood vessel walls, regulating the diffusion and function of proteins, water and electrolytes, and stimulating wounds. recovery.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the skin, which helps the skin absorb moisture from the body and skin surface, and can also increase the skin's ability to retain water for a long time. When hyaluronic acid absorbs water, elastic fibers and collagen are in a moist environment, which makes the skin elastic. However, hyaluronic acid in the skin begins to lose after 25 years. At 30, only 65% ​​of the juvenile period remains, and at 60, only 25% remains. skin will also be lost along with hyaluronic acid, lose elasticity and luster, a long-term wrinkle aging phenomenon.

Hyaluronic acid is suitable for any age group in need of treatment. Hyaluronic acid injection at any age does not cause side effects. It mainly depends on whether your skin condition requires hyaluronic acid injections.