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What is Hyaluronic Acid? And how does it benefit your skin?


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Hyaluronic acid, also known as 'hyaluronan', is a clear, sticky substance that is naturally produced by the body, the largest amounts of which are found in the skin, connective tissues and eyes.

Its main function is to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist by retaining water. It is often taken as a supplement as it has many uses, and it is also commonly available in serums, eye drops and injections. And just in case you needed to know, its chemical structure is (C14H21NO11)n!! ;)

 Hyaluronic acid from Trolley Molly

Trolley Molly has chosen a range of high quality products for her store containing Hyaluronic Acid.

Hyaluronic acid from Trolley Molly

So who should use Hyaluronic Acid treatments?

  • Use this product if you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles
  • Use this product for firmer skin
  • Use this product for increased radiance
  • Use this product if you want to feel more confident in your skin

Trolley Molly's products place nature hand in hand with the latest innovations in science to make you look and feel sensational. We are passionate about creating cruelty free skincare that gets real results.

Hyaluronic acid from Trolley Molly

You can use all Trolley Molly's products with your current skincare routine.

How does hyaluronic acid work? Well, when it is applied to your skin, it acts like a sponge by attracting moisture from the atmosphere to boost hydration on the surface of your skin. The product absorbs moisture from the air around you to leave your skin plumped and hydrated, preventing moisture loss.

And who actually discovered it?

It was discovered in 1934 by Karl Meyer and John W. Palmer at Columbia University in New York. They isolated hyaluronic acid, a previously unknown chemical substance, from the vitreous humor of cattle eyes and were able to measure many of its properties.They found that this substance contained two sugar molecules, one of which was uronic acid. They called it hyaluronic acid. A further 20 years on, Meyer and Bernard Weissman described the structure of hyaluronic acid taken from umbilical cords.

So what's the difference between collagen and hyaluronic acid?

Well, they are both key components of healthy skin and joints, but they have different functions...Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the skin because of its ability to promote collagen. Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen.

We can get hyaluronic acid from our diet in the following foods.

Hyaluronic acid from Trolley Molly

5 Foods high in Hyaluronic Acid:

  • Bone broth
  • Soy-based foods
  • Starchy root vegetables eg. potatoes
  • Citrus fruits
  • Leafy greens

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