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.
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (Prescription / OTC drugs)
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.