Hyaluron – a natural substance produced by the body containing important properties


Hyaluron is mostly known as an ingredient used in a number of skin care products. But more importantly, it is a natural substance produced inside the body. To be more exact, it is a polysaccharide, a sugar-like molecule found both inside the body's cells and in the extracellular space around the cells. Hyaluronic acid is important to the body for several reasons, including its ability to absorb and retain enormous amounts of moisture. 

The name hyaluron comes from the Greek word for "glassy". The reason for this is that hyaluronic acid is also found in the glass-like vitreous body of the eye.

Hyaluronic acid is also found at other places in the human body such as in the joints, the cartilage and the connective tissue of the skin. The skin contains the largest percentage of hyaluron at 50%, allowing a great deal of moisture to be retained and real moisture reserves to form. These reach all the way down to the deepest layers of the skin. The supply of moisture results in firmer skin tissue, reduced wrinkle depth and the formation of collagen. This makes our skin smooth and elastic.

The continuous supply of moisture also acts as protection for the skin against environmental conditions, UV rays and free radicals. It also promotes transport between the cells, ensuring the supply of nutrients. This process also enables the removal of waste products. All of these effects of hyaluronic acid help improve the appearance of the skin, which is the reason why hyaluronic acid is found in so many cosmetic products.

Hyaluron's ability to bind with water in relation to its mass is clearly evident from the composition of the vitreous of the eye: 98% liquid and 2% hyaluronic acid. In addition, hyaluronic acid plays the essential roles of acting as a pressure cushion for intervertebral discs, as a kind of lubricant for the joints and also of supplying the skin and connective tissue with nutrients and moisture.

The main problem is that the body's production of hyaluron reduces with age, stress and as a result of other environmental factors. This is reason enough for not only the cosmetics industry, but also cosmetic surgeons and the medical sector to manufacture products containing this ingredient. Hyaluron is applied to the skin externally, allowing more water to bind and more moisture reserves to form, helping to cushion and smooth out the skin. This improves the appearance of the skin - at least temporarily.

pjur med Repair glide utilises the regenerating and moisturising properties of hyaluron to reduce dry and stressed skin in the genital area. This water-based personal lubricant enriched with hyaluron helps reduce vaginal dryness by compensating for the moisture demands of the vaginal mucosa.

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