Episilk Shampoo Description Shampoo with Pure Hyaluronic Acid promote healthy hair and scalp with this unique hyaluronic acid shampoo. Suitable for all hair types including permed or color-treated, this shampoo's excellent moisturizing action helps relieve dry conditions of the scalp and leaves hair feeling soft and manageable.
Episilk Shampoo Recommended Use
Apply a small amount of episilk shampoo to wet hair. Lather well. Rinse and repeat application if needed. Follow with conditioner.
Episilk Shampoo Questions & Answers
What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid is a special mucopolysaccharide occurring naturally throughout the human body. One of the most heavily researched substances in medicine today with thousands of clinical trials mostly in the fields of orthopedics and cosmetic surgery. Its function in the body is, amongst other things, to bind water and to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as joints and muscles. Its consistency and tissue-friendliness allows it to be used in skin-care products as an excellent moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature and can be described as "nature’s moisturizer".
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so important to the skin? Young skin is smooth and highly elastic because it contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, which helps skin stay healthy. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to bind water, the ability of the skin to retain water also declines with age. As a result, the skin becomes dry and loses its ability to restore itself. Without water, the spaces in the skin appear which leads to wrinkling and the older skin appearance. Hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and thus restoring normal skin health.
How long has Hyaluronic Acid been used? Hyaluronic acid was first used commercially in 1942 when Endre Balazs applied for a patent to use it as a substitute for egg white in bakery products. He went on to become the leading expert on HA, and made the majority of discoveries concerning HA. Hyaluronic acid has long been used in some of the top selling commercial skincare products, however, due to its high cost, it was only used in small concentrations.
Because it is an acid will it burn my skin? Hyaluronic acid is often called an acid and this is a misnomer. Hyaluronic acid as a sodium salt (sodium hyaluronate)(Episilk) will have a neutral pH measurement not an acidic. Because of the water retention capacity of hyaluronic acid, it is actually very good for skin health.
Do doctors use Hyaluronic acid to help their patients? The answer is yes. Most of the work has been done in the field of orthopedics, eye surgery and cosmetic surgery. Recently the FDA has approved the injection of Hyaluronic acid directly into the facial area for wrinkle reduction. The hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler underneath the skin. This treatment is quickly replacing the Botox and collagen injections that have long been used. It has been applied topically to wounds or severe burns to promote rapid skin growth and reduce scarring.
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