hyaluronic acid

noun
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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But molded to the BioPoly metal is a plastic blended with hyaluronic acid, a molecule present in natural cartilage. Laura Johannes, WSJ, "Synthetic Materials Can Replace Cartilage in Your Aching Joints," 16 Sep. 2018 The Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream is rich in free radical-fighting antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid to reduce the loss of elasticity and dullness in the face. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Tatcha's Labor Day Sale Features Major Deals on All These Skin-Care Products," 30 Aug. 2018 Try Giorgio Armani's watery serum with hyaluronic acid, which is applied with a cotton pad and soaks in right away, before Philosophy's creamy SPF in the morning and Dr. Brandt DNA Dream Night Cream ($135) before bed. Katie Becker, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Get Gorgeous Skin at Every Age," 5 Oct. 2015 As for the other ingredients in Newborn, the brand touts hyaluronic acid, squalene, and vitamin E as the supporting cast in this cream. Marci Robin, Allure, ""Newborn" Cream Claims to Give Adults Baby-Soft Skin With a Surprising Ingredient," 29 Oct. 2018 My go-to cream has hyaluronic acid, which feels like pouring water into your pores. Maddie Aberman, Redbook, "Thandie Newton Shares All Her Beauty and Confidence-Boosting Secrets," 22 May 2018 Apply an eye cream with hyaluronic acid, like Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream ($18; MarioBadescu.com), to lock in moisture and kick-start collagen production. Melissa Matthews, Woman's Day, "The Foolproof Anti-Aging Skin Routine," 24 Aug. 2015 Milk's latest matte creation blurs imperfections and minimizes shine using natural avocado powder and hydrating hyaluronic acid—minus the telltale white chalky finish. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "7 Face Powders That Will Replace Your Foundation This Fall," 20 Aug. 2018 So Chen and his colleagues combined hyaluronic acid with another molecule called methacrylic anhydride. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Delivering drugs directly to the eye using microneedles that dissolve," 9 Nov. 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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hyaluronic acid

noun
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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