Hyaluronic acid and elastin are a dynamic duo. You may have heard about these two powerful ingredients more and more over the past year or so. Read on to see why you want to look for these active ingredients in the products you use on your skin.
Hyaluronic acid has been known to have medicinal properties for many maladies, including joint disease. It can be taken in the form of a pill or injected into the body. In gel form, it has been known to help heal mouth ulcerations as well. It is a natural substance which is a fundamental component of the connective tissues of the skin. It acts as a resistor and maintains the shape of tissues. It has a significant capacity to draw in and bind water molecules, therefore promoting hydration and stimulating the formation of collagen. In gel form on the skin/mucosa, it acts as a water reserve and protects against external stress.
A virtual wonder drug, hyaluronic acid is FDA-approved for use for a range of surgical procedures including (but not limited to) cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and for detached retina surgery. It has also been used effectively in the cosmetic industry as a lip filler and has been shown to decrease smile and frown lines in both men and women. Hyaluronic acid is thought to help reverse the natural aging process of skin.
But one of its best-known uses is as a skin moisturizer, as it promotes healthy tissues. In fact, hyaluronic acid is thought to be instrumental in the healing process for minor skin injuries including burns, scrapes and ulcers.
With such research behind it, hyaluronic acid is now used in vaginal gels as a soothing and restorative agent to treat vaginal dryness. Non-hormonal, it been has shown to effectively treat vaginal itchiness, dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and vaginal burning. It does not alter the delicate vaginal microbiological environment.
Elastin is also found in the connective tissues of our bodies, helping to promote elasticity. In the derma, elastic fibers are interwoven with collagen fibers and this limits the stretching of the skin, avoiding lacerations. It allows for body parts and tissues to stretch and then return to their original form after movement. Unfortunately, elastin content in tissues may decline with time, causing tissues to become less pliable and supple with age.
But here’s the thing— hyaluronic acid and elastin make a perfect combination for a vaginal moisturizing product. They work in concert with each other to help soothe and relieve vaginal dryness and irritation.
The combination of these two powerful ingredients makes for an effective treatment for vaginal dryness. Each with its own unique properties can help restore and revive the vaginal lining or mucosa. Hyaluronic acid can hydrate whereas elastin provides elasticity and pliability. The combination has an excellent tolerability and safety profile. Both are non-hormonal and have not be associated with abnormal vaginal spotting or bleeding or other adverse effects.
Give Lubrigyn a try and see what this powerful combination can do for you.