Important skin care ingredients simply explained – part 1
17 February 2022 by Izabela Kuzmanovic
Did you know... size matters!
Hyaluronic acid is available in different molecular structures and each structure performs a different function in all layers of the skin.
The longest and most commonly known is the high molecular form of hyaluronic acid. It has excellent properties, but it is viscous, making it difficult to transport into the skin. The smaller the weight, the better hyaluronic acid can develop its effect in the skin. Therefore, smaller hyaluronic acid molecules have been developed to obtain more permeable compounds.
The 6 molecular structures of hyaluronic acid:
1. Macro hyaluronic acid acts on the surface, protects and improves moisture retention.
2. Medium hyaluronic acid develops its effect in the layers of the epidermis and thus already penetrates deeper into the skin.
3. Micro hyaluronic acid acts in the epidermis and dermis. It reaches the cell formation layer and triggers many signal peptides. These in turn reach the tissue and then act even deeper in the skin.
4. MicroPlus hyaluronic acid The combination of all hyaluronic structures with MICRO+ Hyaluronic Acid penetrates even a little deeper into the skin and forms a stable moisture and long-term depot there.
5. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid works efficiently on the surface and additionally ensures the increase of the skin's resistance, as it prevents the degradation of hyaluronic acid in the body.
6. Encapsulated hyaluronic acid acts in the dermis.
High-molecular hyaluronic acid (on the left) remains on the surface, while low-molecular hyaluronic acid (on the right) penetrates the skin and acts from the inside:
Izabela Kuzmanovic is our Derma SR specialist at the Swiss Color® headquarters in Angerberg.
Hyaluronic acid - a trendy word for many, but for those who work in the cosmetics industry it is an important active ingredient. In the following weeks, we'll give you insights on the most important Derma SR active ingredients, which you can then share with your clients in an easy and understandable way.
We'll start with hyaluronic acid:
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body and is an important component of various types of connective tissue. Most of the hyaluronic acid present in the body is found in the skin where it acts like a water reservoir.
This precious substance is used as a carrier for all Derma SR anti-aging products. The most effective combination of hyaluronic acid can be found in our Derma SR serums and essences:
Add peptides & amino acids to this hyaluronic acid system and you have a concentration of powerful peptides that support new collagen formation and skin tightening.
We'll tell you about these important ingredients and their anti-aging properties in detail in the next blog article!