Beauty related chemistry behind hyaluronic acid

I was inspired to start my science infused beauty and fitness blog when one of my favourite vloggers confused hyaluronic acid with hydrochloric acid. I have come across many situations like this one where a lot of us, even myself, get hyped up about ingredients and products without any scientific understanding and blindly follow the current trends. However, the difference in knowledge can be staggering! Scarily enough, hydrochloric acid can permanently burn your face, whereas hyaluronic acid has been knownRead more

Hyaluronic acid – the fountain of youth?

Hyaluronic acid is one of those increasingly popular, stand out ingredients that beauty companies use these days, which admittedly make a lot of skincare products sound more fancy, expensive and valid. It is specifically marketed as an intense hydration miracle worker and some even claim it has anti-ageing properties promising a healthier looking, less wrinkly skin. Interestingly, there are also claims that this ingredient can be used as an anti-oxidant, protecting from environmental damage, similarly to the effects of anRead more