Hyaluronic acid – most of the hottest injectable fillers in the industry, like Juvéderm™, feature it as the main ingredient in their formulas. Wonder why?

Hyaluronic acid isn’t deemed by many as the elixir of eternal youth for no reason. With a jelly-like texture, it is a substance that exists in skin tissue to perform several functions, a primary one of which is to hydrate the skin by retaining water – and this is why cosmetic skincare companies love the stuff so much. It helps fight off wrinkles and related signs of aging.

Nestled in between the fibres of collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid has the ability to retain a maximum of 1,000 times its weight in water. By increasing hyaluronic acid levels in the skin, obviously the more hydrated your skin becomes, which results in one thing: the appearance of a plumper, more supple complexion. Nice!

Aging and environmental factors do deplete the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels, but Juvéderm™, and topically applied products to a certain extent, can replenish stored amounts. You can also try eating foods that promote its production. These foods, like soy beans and starchy root vegetables, are rich in the magnesium that is essential in the synthesis of hyaluronic acid.

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