hyaluronic acid

noun
hy·​al·​uron·​ic acid | \ ˌhī(-ə)l-yu̇-ˈrä-nik How to pronounce hyaluronic acid (audio) \

Definition of hyaluronic acid

: a viscous glycosaminoglycan chiefly of the matrix of tissues that occurs especially in the vitreous humor, umbilical cord, synovial fluid, and loose connective tissue and serves especially as a structural element and lubricant

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The mask also contains sodium hyaluronate: an ingredient comparable to hyaluronic acid, but that your skin can absorb easier. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "This $15 Overnight Face Mask Is Saving My Dry Skin This Winter," 15 Feb. 2019 Yet another fan favorite, this skin-brightening serum is known for its eight active ingredients: vitamin C, vitamin E, konjac root, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid, grapefruit, chamomile extract, and clary sage. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Whole Foods' Annual Beauty Week Event Has Arrived and Every Product Is on Sale," 12 Mar. 2019 Use a cream that lists water as the first or second ingredient and also has humectants, like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, to lock in moisture. Alina Dizik, Woman's Day, "Fight Signs of Aging While You Sleep," 10 Sep. 2012 First up: iS Clinical Super Serum Advance Plus ($148; dermstore.com), which is laced with anti-aging superstars vitamin C, a copper tripeptide growth factor, hyaluronic acid, and amino acids. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "These Are the Beauty Products January Jones Uses Every Single Day," 14 June 2018 Skincare experts like Los Angeles facialist Shani Darden already combine LED therapy with products to enhance the latter’s efficacy (Darden’s partial to hyaluronic acid). Evelyn Crowley, Vogue, "The 6 Biggest Skincare Breakthroughs of 2018," 19 Dec. 2018 This is because essences contain impressively high doses of active ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, meant to intensely nourish the skin post-cleanse and prep it for any oils, ampoules, or serums that should come after. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "10 Best K-Beauty Essences That Take Your Skin-Care Routine to the Next Level," 13 Sep. 2018 Your Cheat Sheet to Fine Line Treatments Topicals Moisturizers and serums high in hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and retinol give you immediate and longterm results for cheap. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The Only 4 Ways to Get Rid of Fine Lines Around Your Eyes," 18 July 2018 When shopping for facial moisturizers, look for hyaluronic acid, squalene, dimethicone, and ceramides, as these hydrating ingredients hold moisture in the skin. Talia Abbas, SELF, "11 Tips for How to Treat Eczema During the Winter," 7 Jan. 2019

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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hyaluronic acid

noun
hy·​al·​uron·​ic acid | \ ˌhīl-yu̇-ˌrän-ik- How to pronounce hyaluronic acid (audio) , ˌhī-əl-yu̇- How to pronounce hyaluronic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyaluronic acid

: a viscous glycosaminoglycan that occurs especially in the vitreous body, the umbilical cord, and synovial fluid and as a cementing substance in the subcutaneous tissue

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