Hyaluronic acid is truly a wonder ingredient when it comes to skin care. The benefits are widespread, and it even has benefits that help the body in the long term. Hhyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your spinal fluid as well as in your skin, and it is only as we age that the production is reduced. This is a large part of the reason that wounds take longer to heal as we age, because hyaluronic acid performs many of the tasks needed for wounds to heal quickly.
The acid works to greatly increase moisturizing of the skin by trapping water where it belongs. It also helps to stop the overproduction of oils and to protect against damage caused by the sun and by free radicals. Over time, it helps to rebuild and rejuvenate collagen and elastin, giving the skin a firmer and healthier appearance.