Hyaluronic acid is used in health food products, beauty products, cosmetics, quasi-drug additives and pharmaceuticals. Particularly, hyaluronic acid has its water holding properties and viscoelasticity, which are ideal for cosmetics and pharmaceutical use.
Why do you think a baby's skin is so supple and resilient? It’s because it contains large quantities of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in body moisturizing lotions, skin creams and bathwater additives with its excellent water retention properties. Its also use for mouthwashes and eyewashes.
Highly purified hyaluronic acid is used in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, such as joint function improving agents, ophthalmic viscoelastic devices, submucosal injection agents for endoscopic surgery and eye-drops. These applications make good use of the water holding, viscoelasticity and various other properties of hyaluronic acid.