A few months ago, one of my readers wrote in asking if hyaluronic acid has sulfur in it.
So I decided to do a bit of research on the topic and this post was created as a result.
Does Hyaluronic Acid Have Sulfur in It?
Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that is found in human skin and other connective tissues.
It has many functions, including lubrication, shock absorption, and binding water.
Hyaluronic acid is also used in cosmetic products because it can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.
Hyaluronic acid contains sulfur atoms as part of its structure.
The molecule has two long chains of molecules; one chain has sugars attached to it and the other chain has amino acids attached to it.
The sulfur is part of the amino acids that make up the second chain of the molecule.
Does Hyaluronic Acid Have a Sulphate Group?
Hyaluronic acid is a large molecule that has a high molecular weight and can be easily injected into the skin.
It has no sulphate group, but it does have a carboxyl group and an amino group.
Hyaluronic acid is used in skincare products because of its unique properties.
It can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and this allows it to hydrate the skin and keep it moisturized.
Hyaluronic acid is also thought to have anti-aging benefits because it increases the production of collagen (which makes up the skin) by stimulating fibroblasts (cells that make collagen).
Yes, hyaluronic acid does contain sulfur. It can be purchased in forms that contain different concentrations of sulfur (some have none, some less).
One such product is SkinActives Natural Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which contains 3% sulfur.