Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care
Hyaluronic Acid is contained naturally in the snail serum but we add an additional amount into our BIOSKINBALM formula because of its capacity to hold 1000 times its weight in water and thus deeply improve the moisturizing results of the balm and help in dry skin relief.
Hyaluronic acid is a biopolymer or glycosaminoglycan in chemical terms. It is often touted for its ability to “reverse” or stop aging. In news reports, you might have heard of hyaluronic acid as the “the fountain of youth.” This is because the substance occurs naturally (and quite abundantly) in the skin matrix of humans and animals, and is found in skin, other tissues, and joint fluid.
The skin matrix is what would remain if you took the dermis (the fibrous middle layer of the skin) and removed all cells from it. This matrix is responsible for structural integrity, mechanical resilience, stability and many other properties of the skin.
The degradation of the skin matrix plays an important role in the development of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
The best known components of the skin matrix are structural proteins, notably collagen and elastin, which are vital to skin health and youth. However, just like steal beams and rebar are necessary but insufficient for building a skyscraper, structural proteins are necessary but insufficient for a healthy skin matrix. In addition to the framework of structural proteins, the skin matrix also needs appropriate fillers, which provide mechanical cushioning, hold moisture, enhance barrier function, and so forth.
The main skin matrix fillers are glycans, a class of glucose-based polymers that includes glycosoaminoglycans and proteoglycans. As far as skin rejuvenation is concerned, the most important glycan is hyaluronic acid (a.k.a. hyaluronan, hyaluronate or HA).
Hyaluronic acid is known to cushion and lubricate. As you age, however, the forces of nature destroy hyaluronic acid. Poor diet and smoking can also affect your body’s level of hyaluronic acid over time. Skin care products with hyaluronic acid are most frequently used to treat wrinkled skin.
Pentavitin Moisture Retainer for Dry Skin Relief
The balm also includes Pentavitin™, a patented, exceptionally effective moisture retainer and controller. Its structure is very similar to that of the organic carbohydrate fraction found in the stratum corneum of the human skin. Pentavitin™ is an extremely concentrated aqueous solution and the result of a carefully designed process of isomerization of the plant derivative, D-glucose.
Due to its natural construction and composition, Pentavitin™ works as an extremely effective moisture controller derivating in long lasting water retention. Pentavitin™ gets its moisture-attracting properties by binding itself to free amino groups of lysine found in the keratin of the stratum corneum.
This exceptional type of binding results in a unique substantivity and compatibility with the skin. Once bound to the skin’s surface Pentavitin™ cannot be washed off easily. Pentavitin™ is effective for protecting dry skin from classical conditions like fragility, dryness and unevenness.
BIOCUTIS – Natural Skin Care Products
When you apply the balm, you will enjoy a level of skin protection and reparation like no other product you have ever tried: