Hyaluronic acid is actually a natural component of our body, occurring in joints, cartilage and connective tissue. It is a jelly-like, transparent liquid that works under the skin to create water deposits that provide the skin with sufficient moisture and keep it looking healthy, firm and fresh. Remarkably, just one gram of hyaluronic acid has the capacity to bind up to 6 litres of water. As well as moisturisation of our skin, the hyaluronic acid also helps cell renewal, keeps connective tissue elastic and protects from harmful environmental influences. From 25 years of age, when the ageing process slowly begins, the body’s own production of hyaluronic acid gradually reduces. From the age of 30 onwards, you can usually detect the first signs of skin ageing and changes such as a sallow complexion and slight facial wrinkles. Over the years, the skin also becomes dryer, thinner and loses elasticity, and deeper wrinkles develop.