hyaluronic acid

hy·​al·​uron·​ic acid | \ˌhī(-ə)l-yu̇-ˈrä-nik \

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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Try Insta Natural Eye Serum ($17) which is packed with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Talia Abbas, SELF, "Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles, and Bags: Dermatologists Explain the Difference," 8 Aug. 2018 Jenner has clearly kept up with her famous pout injections up until no,w because any filler that's HA (hyaluronic acid) based will break down on its own within about 6-18 months, Dr. Senderoff points out. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "Kylie Jenner Looks Totally Different After Having Her Lip Filler Removed," 9 July 2018 This product comes from a family of enzymes that dissolves hyaluronic acid, which is what most fillers are made of. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "Getting Lip Fillers Removed: What You Need to Know," 11 July 2018 There’s no hydrator quite like hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Your Guide to Affordable Skin Care," 30 Mar. 2018 To speed recovery in the days after, resist any urge to pick at peeling skin, and apply a gentle moisturizer with ingredients that rebuild the skin’s barrier, like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, or ceramides. Cristina Mueller, Glamour, "How to Deal With Every Summer Skin Issue, From Sunburns to Bug Bites," 8 June 2018 Bio Oil, $15; target.com Lancer Moisturizer: $125 The lightweight cream comes packed with hyaluronic acid and peptides to plump the skin instantly. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Spends Over $4,500 on Her Skincare Staples," 26 Apr. 2018 Hyaluronidase is a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body that metabolizes hyaluronic acid, and can be injected as an antidote to existing filler. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Yes, You Can Remove Your Lip Fillers — Here's How," 9 July 2018 The most popular and effective humectants are glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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hyaluronic acid

hy·​al·​uron·​ic acid | \ˌhīl-yu̇-ˌrän-ik-, ˌhī-əl-yu̇- \

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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