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Hyaluronic Acid - Low Molecular Weight
INCI: Sodium Hyaluronate
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a water-holding molecule, able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Naturally found in skin, it plays an important role in supporting the structure of the skin, keeping it firm and elastic through the preservation of collagen and its anti-oxidant capacity. Some would argue that HA is even more important than collagen in keeping skin looking young and fresh. Different sizes of Hyaluronic Acid molecules will play different roles in skin care.
Elixseri’s Low Molecular Weight (LMW) Hyaluronic Acid is able to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin thanks to its bio-identical structure. Its bio-activity works to preserve collagen by inhibiting the production of MMPs (enzymes that attack collagen) and encouraging the production of Transglutaminase (a good enzyme needed for collagen production). LMW Hyaluronic Acid stimulates the production of skin lipids, protecting and restoring your skin’s barrier functions and extra cellular matrix. In vivo tests of Elixseri’s LMW Hyaluronic Acid demonstrate an increase in the skin’s water content of 18%; a reduction in pore size of 20% within 4 weeks; a decrease of Trans-Epidermal Water Loss of 20% after 1.5 months and a 20% reduction in wrinkles after 2.5 months.
Why It's Pure
Elixseri’s LMW Hyaluronic Acid is produced through fermentation and additionally split by a controlled combination of physical methods to obtain its low molecular weight. It is absolutely non-toxic, non-irritating, free of contaminants, and GMOs are not used in the process.
Why It's Tech
Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid exerts actions in multiple levels of the skin, unifying the stratum corneum, plumping the epidermis with water, and acting on the enzymatic activities that preserve collagen fibers and increase water content.
Why It's Beauty
Remarkable results from in vivo tests of LMW Hyaluronic Acid demonstrate not only increased moisture and collagen levels, but also a 20% reduction in both pore size and wrinkles within 4 weeks and up to 50% over 8-12 weeks.