Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant — a substance that retains moisture — and it is capable of binding over one thousand times its weight in water. This substance is naturally found in many areas of the human body, including the skin, eyes, and synovial fluid of the joints. HA used in beauty and skincare products is primarily made by bacteria in a lab via a process called biofermentation.

As we age, the production of key substances in the skin, including hyaluronic acid (along with collagen and elastin) decreases. As a result, our skin loses volume, hydration, and plumpness.

Health Claims: There are no permitted health claims for Hyaluronic Acid in New Zealand. Please refer to the published international research below for information on Hyaluronic Acid's benefits and effectiveness.

Natural Sources: Bone broth, soy products, oranges, almonds, kale and kumara.

Formulated with integrity

The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Sudha PN, Rose MH. Beneficial effects of hyaluronic acid. Adv Food Nutr Res. 2014;72:137-176. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800269-8.00009-9. PMID: 25081082.

Keen MA. Hyaluronic Acid in Dermatology. Skinmed. 2017 Dec 1;15(6):441-448. PMID: 29282181.

Juncan AM, Moisă DG, Santini A, Morgovan C, Rus LL, Vonica-Țincu AL, Loghin F. Advantages of Hyaluronic Acid and Its Combination with Other Bioactive Ingredients in Cosmeceuticals. Molecules. 2021 Jul 22;26(15):4429. doi: 10.3390/molecules26154429. PMID: 34361586; PMCID: PMC8347214.

Further Reading

7 Surprising Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Written by Erica Julson, MS, RDN, CLT

April 21, 2018

11 benefits of hyaluronic acid for the face and body

Medically reviewed by Susan Bard, MD — Written by Hana Ames

March 22, 2021

What Are Hyaluronic Acid Supplements?

By Cathy Wong. Medically reviewed by Lana Butner, ND, LAc

October 8, 2021