hyaluronic acid

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 L'Oréal combines glycolic acid with ingredients like aloe and hyaluronic acid to keep skin feeling moisturized. Maya Mcdowell, Marie Claire, "We Tried the New L’Oreal Paris Glycolic Acid Serum—Here's What Happened," 5 Nov. 2019 InstaNatural's serum pairs its vitamin C with hydrating hyaluronic acid to keep skin feeling plump and moisturized, and earns high praise from reviewers. CNN Underscored, "CNN Underscored readers' favorite Amazon products last month," 3 Oct. 2019 This super-sized lotion is guaranteed to last months. Infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid and nourishing plant extracts, whether used on the face or body, this vegan and cruelty-free cream was designed to work on all skin types. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "The Beauty Products Khloé Kardashian Uses in Her Current Skincare Lineup," 27 Aug. 2019 Wizemann recommends looking for a product containing hyaluronic acid or glycerin to moisturize around the eyes. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes," 26 Aug. 2019 Instead, choose a doctor who prefers a high viscosity filler that includes hyaluronic acid. Harper's BAZAAR, "What Are Cheek Fillers? Experts Explain," 22 Aug. 2019 The fragrance- and dye-free face wash is formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help keep your skin naturally moisturized, and won’t disrupt your skin barrier. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "The Best Beauty Buys on Amazon This Month, Including Drew Barrymore’s Favorite Sunscreen," 1 Aug. 2019 Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Ampoules are jam-packed with hyaluronic acid to draw water into the skin before plane air sucks it out. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Marie Claire Beauty Editors Share Their In-Flight Beauty Routines," 24 July 2019 Fox then uses an Overnight Mask from Origins that's packed with hyaluronic acid. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Model Lameka Fox's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of hyaluronic acid

1934, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Hyaluronic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyaluronic%20acid. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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hyaluronic acid

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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