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 The product in question is Kosas’s Wet Lip Oil Gloss—a lip treatment featuring a blend of hyaluronic acid, peptides, shea butter, and botanical oils to plump, hydrate, and protect. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 10 June 2022 Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and azelaic acid, the Blue Face Peel by Dr. David Jack relieves dry and reactive skin in a matter of minutes. Angela Lei, Forbes, 3 May 2022 The serum is also formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing niacinamide, bisabolol (a derivative of chamomile), and vitamin C. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 26 Apr. 2022 The treatment deeply moisturizes and refines the skin's texture using an assortment of products with hyaluronic acid, cucumber, borage seed and grape seed oils. Janine Henni, PEOPLE.com, 21 Apr. 2022 Developed in collaboration with top researchers and clinicians, the award-winning lineup delivers dramatic results with premium ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, green tea, and squalane. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 The majority of dermal fillers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — and the most well-known among patients — are formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), a temporary hydrating substance that occurs naturally in the body. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 7 Feb. 2022 This ultra hydrating serum is formulated with mixed molecular weight hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to plump and rejuvenate the skin, reduce fine lines, increase skin firmness, and improve elastin production. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 2 June 2022 This traditional lip treatment comes in four universally flattering shades that are all formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and vitamin E for maximum comfort. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hyaluronic acid

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyaluronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyaluronic%20acid. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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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