How does hyaluronic acid work?

Hyaluronic acid is a moisturising component which is naturally present in the skin, cartilage and other connective tissue of the body. Also known as glycosaminoglycan, it is part of the extracellular matrix along with proteins which support the skin, including collagen and elastin.

This water-absorbing molecule works a bit like a sponge and can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water. With a life expectancy of 24 hours, it is constantly renewed. After you turn 20, the quality, quantity and concentration of the hyaluronic acid which your body produces begins to drop. By the age of 50, the epidermis has lost an estimated 50% of its original hyaluronic acid, causing the skin to sag and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Why is hyaluronic acid the new anti-ageing ingredient in cosmetics?

Moisturising, antioxidant and restorative properties

Discovered in the 1930s, the use of hyaluronic acid was developed in the 1970s for procedures on the eyes. Its healing properties have been studied since the 1980s. These studies also found interesting anti-ageing properties, due to its involvement in the production of collagen and its ability to retain large amounts of water. Since the early 2000s, it has been used in cosmetic surgery to treat wrinkles

The success of hyaluronic acid injections soon led to a new trend in cosmetics. The celebrated molecule is included in serums and anti-ageing creams, working to tackle signs of ageing without the need for cosmetic surgery. Today, the cutaneous application of hyaluronic acid is recognised for its powerful moisturising properties and its ability to boost collagen production naturally. 

 


A HARMLESS MOLECULE IN COSMETICS:

Hyaluronic acid is safe for use in moisturising and anti-ageing cosmetic products as it only acts on the skin’s surface.

 

Natural active ingredient or synthetic molecule: two different manufacturing processes

Produced by biotechnology, natural hyaluronic acid is of plant origin. It is produced naturally by certain micro-organisms in a laboratory-controlled wheat fermentation process. Pure plant-derived hyaluronic acid is identical to the molecule produced by the body. Solvent-free, it ensures optimal absorption.

Synthetic hyaluronic acid can be obtained by means of a chemical process. Extracted from roosters’ combs, it is processed with solvents before being refined. This method is less common nowadays because the synthetic active ingredient is poorly absorbed by the skin.

PATYKA’s advanced research: expertise in biotechnology

PATYKA boasts unique expertise, combining green chemistry and biotechnology. With 18 years’ experience in scientific research, we develop effective and natural skincare. We are dermatological experts and develop and test sophisticated formulas using the best organic and biotechnology active ingredients. All our products are subject to quality testing and extensive clinical studies. 

Our cutting-edge techniques make it possible to extract natural and organic active ingredients in an environmentally friendly way, using living micro-organisms such as yeast and bacteria. With PATYKA, you can count on natural ingredients and certified organic products. No chemical ingredients, silicones, parabens, additives, preservatives, perfumes or synthetic dyes are used.

PATYKA’s advanced research

 

Which PATYKA anti-ageing products with hyaluronic acid should you choose?

The Defense Active range

PATYKA has developed the Defense Active range to help the skin to fight against everyday external damage caused by pollution, stress, fatigue and smoking. Packed with hyaluronic acid and marine bio-complexes, the formula helps to boost cellular activity for radiant skin, as part of a comprehensive skincare routine:

  1. The Detoxifying Night Concentrate stimulates the cells and tackles signs of fatigue for hydrated, smooth and luminous skin.
  2. The Radiance Regenerating Serum smooths and moisturises the skin, while strengthening its immune system and stimulating cell renewal.
  3. The Energising Eye Gel moisturises and reduces fine lines with an intense effect on puffiness and dark circles.

The Multi-Protection Radiance Cream, for dry skin or combination skin, works to tackle pollution and protects, nourishes and revitalises the skin with long-lasting effects. 

DEFENSE ACTIVE

The Wrinkles & Firmness range: the ORGANIC Advanced Plumping Serum

The Advanced Plumping Serum is the result of PATYKA’s advanced research and tackles the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with its natural, organic and biotechnology active ingredients. Its soft and pleasant texture quickly penetrates the epidermis, leaving a feeling of freshness even for those with oily skin. The skin looks lifted and wrinkles and fine lines are visibly reduced. 


Hyaluronic acid-based skincare products contain an average of 0.03% to 0.5% of the active ingredient. With a record-breaking concentration of 1.6%, PATYKA’s Advanced Plumping Serum has an ultra-concentrated formula to effectively tackle wrinkles. It evens the complexion and restores the skin’s elasticity with visible results in 14 days.

The Wrinkles & Firmness range: The Pro-Collagen Lift Mask

With 99.9% ingredients of natural origin, the Pro-Collagen Lift Mask works to restore the skin’s firmness, comfort and radiance. It effectively tackles signs of ageing thanks to its high levels of active ingredients. Pure plant-derived hyaluronic acid and Vigna aconitifolia extract (a plant-derived retinol-like active ingredient) stimulate collagen production and boost the skin’s cellular renewal process for smooth, plump skin. Vitamin C and various amino acids boost the skin's radiance and slow down the signs of ageing by reducing lines and wrinkles in the long term.