What is the effect of hyaluronic acid on skin/health?

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Hyaluronic acid is one of the hottest skin care element which is now adapted by cosmetic or beauty industries very well. This acid is used in almost every cream whether it is a serum or a night cream. But, the word acid sounds little scary to us especially on our face and leaves us curious to know what it is, and what it does to our skin.

To know all this, keep reading.

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a substance which is naturally produced by your body. It is mostly found in the joints and the fluids in your eyes and act as a lubricating agent in your body. It simply can retain water in the skin.

Now, it is widely available in the form of capsules, skin creams and can be taken as injections. This acid has become an important ingredient for many anti-ageing and skin care products.


  • Hydrates dry skin

  • Has an anti-ageing property

  • It decreases the appearance of wrinkles

  • It improves skin elasticity

  • Effective for sores, sunburn

  • Preserve bone strength

  • Helps in reducing dry eyes and eyes discomfort

  • Keeps the bones well lubricated

  • Could prevent bladder pain

  • Supports joint health

  • Can fasten the wound healing

  • Soothe acid reflux symptoms

  • Promotes healthier and more supple skin


  • According to the Mayo Clinic, injecting hyaluronic acid into an affected joint sometimes can cause you to have trouble in muscle movement, moving, muscle stiffness and joint pain.

  • It includes swelling or redness on the joints. In the worst case, which is extremely rare, you can face some bleeding, blistering, pain and skin discoloration at the injection site.

  • In the hyaluronic acid skin care products, the cons are only dryness.

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24