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  • disturbances, burn marks, ulcers, sore throat etc.
  • it works as a preserving agent and antioxidant.

Hyaluronic Acid

Also known as: Hyaluronan, HA
  • also known as Hyaluronan or, simply, HA
  • component of the connective tissue
  • its main function is to cushion and lubricate
  • it occurs in joints, eyes, heart valves etc.
  • considered to be “the key to the fountain of youth” due to its life prolonging properties
  • commercialized in eye care products, bone treatments, wound healing lotions, as well as anti-wrinkle creams.

Hydrolyzed ascorbic acid

  • substance deeply absorbed into skin cells stimulating collagen synthesis
  • it works as a powerful antioxidant
  • used in revitalizing skin care products.

Hydroxy Acids

  • substances penetrating the epidermis and upper dermis aiming to slough dead skin cells
  • used as anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredient in skin care products
  • the large cosmetic market based on hydroxy acids is also known as hydroxy acid skin care, especially destined to obtaining rejuvenating effects.


  • white substance with crystalline content
  • used as bleaching agent in skin care treatments, creams and lotions.
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