As time goes by, wrinkles become part of who we are and tell the history of our past. Fine lines curling around our lips or spreading across our foreheads are charming, but when they begin to dominate our features, they become rather irritating. But why is skin prone to wrinkles as we age and what do hyaluronic acid and collagen have to do with youthful and beautiful skin?
Hyaluronic Acid in Cosmetic Products
With age, the cell regeneration cycle slows down which is why visible signs of aging start to show on our skin. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance which is part of the skin’s youth-supporting extracellular matrix (the tissue that provides structural support to cells). It works to keep every aspect of the skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed. HA has the ability to draw moisture from its surroundings. One gram of HA can hold up to six liters of water. Isn’t that incredible?! Plus, it penetrates easily and works especially well when applied from the outside.
Water-based moisturizers, serums, and other leave-on skin care products, like the 4ever range from FitLine, use HA because of its ability to help boost hydration for all skin types. It benefits dry and dehydrated skin. It also revitalizes the skin’s outer layers and boosts elasticity. Thus, it makes the skin look and feel softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated. This instantly decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives the skin a youthful appearance.
Support of Collagen in Food Supplements
With about 60% collagen is the main component of the connective tissue and is just as important for (almost) wrinkle-free skin. Simply put, it is the skin’s support, giving it the firmness and elasticity it needs to move and function healthily.
Even though it is impossible to maintain stable levels throughout life, there are factors that can help us compensate for the loss of collagen and slow down damage to our skin. Supporting your skin from the inside-out is particularly popular method these days. The intake of Vitamin C for example contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. “While we can do a lot from the outside with anti-aging cosmetic products, facial care has its limits. The deeper skin layers also need support from the inside. The nutritional supplement FitLine Beauty is the newest possibility out there at the moment,” says Dr. Tobias Kühne, Chief Scientific Officer at PM-International. A special combination of vitamins and minerals supports the connective tissue. 
Bottom line is that hyaluronic acid as well as collagen are responsible for maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Although we can’t stop time, there are cosmetic products out there which support us in slowing down the process of aging and maintain that youthful glow a little bit longer. Even nutritional supplements can help support the connective tissue. Which one will you pick?
 Sridevi et al. Int. J. Res. Chem. Environ. Vol.2 Issue 4 Oct. 2012(6-11)
 Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin; Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin; Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails.