Hyaluronic Acid — Why Nearly 200,000 People Search For It On Google Each Month

Paula Mooney - Author
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Apr. 18 2016, Updated 10:04 a.m. ET

Hyaluronic acid is making a big comeback in 2016, with hyaluronic acid serums and all sorts of products bringing big sales on Amazon and other websites. The nasolabial folds, or smile lines, are often plumped with the substance when folks get fillers.

According to Google’s Keyword Tool, in March, 2016, approximately 192,320 people searched Google for things related to the substance — similar to the 213,760 people who searched for it in April, 2015.

What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are often combined to try and improve the appearance of skin and give it a more youthful look. Also known as hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid can be found in lightweight serums that go for around $69, reports Vanity Fair.

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While the injections inject hyaluronic acid directly beneath the skin to plump up places that may have lost the substance, hyaluronic acid creams seek to absorb it topically into the skin. Hyaluronic acid supplements promise the benefits of hyaluronic acid taken internally.

Hydraulic acid is having its second coming, reports the New York Times, because of the way that the best hyaluronic acid serums act as sort of a real-life filter for the face. What are hyaluronic acid’s side effects? According to the Mayo Clinic, hyaluronic acid products that are injected into the skin might include muscle pain or stiffness.

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Hyaluronic acid foods are sought by people who don’t necessarily want to get injections and creams. Those foods include avocados, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, peanuts, potatoes, spinach, carrots, and more foods.

Others seek out pure hyaluronic acid, and certain hyaluronic acid moisturizers oblige, advertising 100 percent pure products that purportedly don’t contain added fillers. There are hyaluronic acid pills, there is hyaluronic acid powder — and there are all sorts of serums that combine vitamin C with hyaluronic acid.

The hyaluronic acid injections generally take place in the smile lines area, but can also be used in the lips as filler — since products like Juvederm Ultra XC were finally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow injection into the lips.

Hyaluronic acid for the face claims to smooth out wrinkles and the lost volume of the hyaluronic acid that the body normally produces. Some of those who type “hydrolic acid” into Google, likely searching for the benefits of hyaluronic acid instead, learn that the best hyaluronic acid serums being sold these days are ones that claim to have molecules small enough to absorb into the skin, and not just sit atop the dermis.

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Folks can buy hyaluronic acid just about anywhere these days — either online or in plenty of beauty stores and discount stores with hyaluronic acid skin care lines, or those that contain at least a hyaluronic serum as their main product. Online, hyaluronic acid serum reviews show people posting their before-and-after photos, with some folks using the serums on the backs of their hands and other places.

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Hyaluronic acid fillers worked for Kylie Jenner, as reported by E! — especially after Kylie switched specialists and began getting her Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers from someone who knew how to inject them properly.

From moisturizers with hyaluronic acid to those that contain hyaluronic acid in its pure state, the substance is said to help the joints and even improve the shape of the eyeballs. Hyaluronic acid capsules, eye cream, and plenty of additional hyaluronic acid products can be found, now that the word is spreading about hyaluronic acid serum benefits. From gels to face creams to foods, hyaluronic acid has made its presence known in 2016.

Hyaluronic acid has been touted to help hair growth, weight loss, skin lightening, knee pain, and even rheumatoid arthritis. Whether such claims are true could be based on the product, the method of ingestion, and actual experience.

[Photo by AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes]

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