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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Recent Examples on the Web There's a growing number of people turning to tea tree oil for beauty ailments such as acne, and this TruSkin tea tree clear skin serum claims to do just that with the help of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and retinol. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 17 Feb. 2021 It’s kind of similar to hyaluronic acid for your skin but in your body. Ying Chu, Marie Claire, "Beauty Inside and Out: Michelle Phan," 11 Feb. 2021 King said to look out for humectants such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and make your skin look plumper, which can temporarily soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "8 best under eye patches for dark circles, puffiness and lines," 4 Nov. 2020 Ours, in particular, has niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and of course, sunscreen. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Michelle Phan Is Betting on Cushion Foundation," 28 Oct. 2020 Green recommends this daily cream, which features hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and vitamin E to deliver hydration in an instant, for those with dry skin. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "How to upgrade your skin care routine this winter, according to derms," 20 Jan. 2021 Peredo is a fan of mists containing hyaluronic acid, a molecule that helps the skin retain moisture; vitamin E, an antioxidant that enhances the skin's barrier function, or glutathione, a tripeptide that may combat inflammation. Tatiana Boncompagni New York Times, Star Tribune, "Facial mists are soaking up attention," 18 Nov. 2020 Topicals Moisturizers and serums high in hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and retinol give you immediate and longterm results for cheap. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Wrinkles," 24 Oct. 2020 Juvederm Voluma XC from Allergan's Juvederm Family of Fillers, which are all hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers that differ in concentration of (HA) and bonding between the (HA) molecules. Micaela English, Town & Country, "T&C's Ultimate Injectables Guide: What To Ask For, How Much You'll Pay, and How Long Results Will Last," 10 Dec. 2020

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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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