• Anna Solana, science journalist

    Hyaluronic acid: is it possible to win the battle against time?

    28 Aug

    Hyaluronic acid is one of the stars of what are called nutricosmetics, an alternative for reducing skin wrinkles, they say, to more aggressive treatments like Botox. It comes in the form of injections, gels or pills that are worth their weight in gold. But does hyaluronic acid really work? What are the side effects?


    Originally used as an egg substitute in baking and later to treat diseases of the connective tissues that surround and hold most internal organs in place, hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide naturally present in our body that holds water in cells and tissues in a percentage equivalent to a thousand times its weight. This confers hyaluronic acid with an interesting redensifying and moisturizing potential that the cosmetics industry is exploiting to the full. Read More