Content Design | Hydrating Properties

Water retention and distribution are essential elements for proper skin care. Figures 1, 2 and 3 demonstrate the effectiveness of HylaSponges® in retaining large volumes of water.

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Figure 2. Three hydrated HylaSponges® close to one another. Note how the sponges have increased 100 times in volume during the hydration process (Courtesy of Matrix Biology Institute)

Figure 1

Figure 1. Dry (non-hydrated) HylaSponge® molecules.


Figure 3Figure 3. The HylaSponge®System hydrates and swells in water or in the liquid part of a formulation. The tube on the right shows the dry HylaSponge®System (0.05 g in dry form). The tube on the left shows how the dry HylaSponge®System picks up water in the formulation and forms a viscous and elastic liquid. The volume (or weight) of the hydrated HylaSponge®System is 100 times greater than that of the dry particles. This demonstrates the exceptionally high “hydrating properties” of the HylaSponge®System. When it feels dry on the on the surface of the skin, it still contains about 30% water. (Courtesy of Matrix Biology Institute)