Hyaluronic Acid – Is a natural structural component of skin, and, in fact, is present in connective tissue throughout the human body. It’s ability to retain moisture; it’s considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other natural or synthetic polymer. One gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters of water (International Journal of Toxicology (supplemental) 5-133, July/August 2009)!
Peptides – Short Chains of amino acids that make up proteins and may affect skin function, such as stimulating collagen production.
Collagen – A component of the dermis layer of the skin that gives support and structure. Collagen is naturally broken down by an enzyme called collagenase and regenerates itself on a regular basis. Sun exposure and age can cause this rate of breakdown to exceed the rate of renewal. A loss of collagen will appear on the skin as wrinkles, sagging and enlarged pores.