Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid are popular skin care and cosmetic ingredients in part, because both are naturally present in our bodies. They have moisturizing and anti-aging properties—especially when ceramides and hyaluronic acid appear in the same formulation.
WHAT ARE CERAMIDES?
Ceramides are vital elements to maintaining skin hydration and cell matrix integrity. They are natural lipids that constitute the most important component of skin's outermost layer. Ceramides help retain water and bind surface skin cells together for a toned appearance. In conjunction with other lipids, like cholesterol and fatty acids, ceramides act as a natural barrier against bacteria and environmental pollution.
Multiple factors like age, exposure to harsh cleansers and medication usage deplete the body’s ceramide levels. Externally applied ceramides (generally extracted from plants) can restore skin’s moisture content. These ceramides, when proportioned with fatty acids and cholesterol effectively treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and other inflammation-related problems. Ceramides can even repair damaged hair by improving the hair cuticle.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid, also called as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a complex biological molecule that is an essential component of most living organisms. In humans, hyaluronic acid is primarily present in connective tissues and the synovial joint. Due to its omnipresence, it has several functions: preserving moisture, improving collagen production, cushioning joints and nerve tissues—and maintaining fluid levels. There is some research that hyaluronic acid acts as an antioxidant and delivers mild antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
The production of hyaluronic acid decreases with age. Researchers estimate that by your mid-40’s hyaluronic acid production decreases by almost 50%. Depleted hyaluronic acid levels leads to dry and wrinkled skin, osteoarthritis and other age-related withering like glaucoma. You can restore decreased hyaluronic acid levels in your skin through external, topical application of Special Skin Serum.
Hyaluronic acid was initially obtained from animal tissues. However, ethical issues and safety problems compelled the industry to find biotechnological production methods. Nowadays, hyaluronic acid is extracted from the cell walls of the Streptococcus zooepidemicus bacteria.
In addition to mature skin care products,
hyaluronic acid is used in osteoarthritis treatment by injecting it directly in the knees. Other emerging uses include wound healing, gum disease cures and replacement material for cartilage and adipose tissue.
Both ceramides and hyaluronic acid are essential substances to the body, and vital to healthy physiological functions. Products containing these agents are helpful in treating various diseases and restoring skin health. NasCia Naturals Hyaluronic and Ceramide Serum has been a top seller since developing it in 2007 If you haven’t tried it, order yours, today.