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 proprietary complex, which has made appearances in other Rodan + Fields products, helps draw moisture into skin with the help of hyaluronic acid. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Rodan + Fields Just Launched a Fun Line of Face Masks For Every Complexion Concern," 15 May 2019 Why Ainsley had not had the laugh lines around her mouth injected with hyaluronic acid filler, Bianca couldn’t begin to understand. Lucinda Rosenfeld, Harper's magazine, "First Daughters," 10 Feb. 2019 In my bathroom at home, a luxurious skin-care practice might involve a tiny, precious $80 vial of vitamin C serum, a hefty tub of thick, ultra-hydrating moisturizer, or a Korean sheet mask soaked in hyaluronic acid. Gray Chapman, SELF, "How Hikers Do Skin-Care on Long Backpacking Trips," 28 July 2018 The hyaluronic acid included ups the hydrating ability of each EPARA product. Akili King, Vogue, "Meet Epara, the Luxury Skin-Care Line Designed for Women of Color," 2 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of hyaluronic acid

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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