[Skin hydration and hyaluronic acid]

Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Apr;137 Suppl 1:S23-5. doi: 10.1016/S0151-9638(10)70005-3.
[Article in French]


Skin hydration mechanism is complex. Hyaluronic acid is a widely distributed glycosaminoglycan and one of the chief component of the extracellular matrix. It has a high water retaining ability and has recently been shown to be present in the epidermis. HA plays a central role in hydration and elasticity of skin.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Body Water / metabolism*
  • Cosmetics*
  • Elasticity
  • Emollients
  • Epidermis / metabolism
  • Glycosaminoglycans / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / metabolism
  • Hyaluronic Acid / physiology*
  • Skin / metabolism*


  • Cosmetics
  • Emollients
  • Glycosaminoglycans
  • Hyaluronic Acid