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Is that science?

ideas did not amount to science, in that they did not lend themselves to rigorous proof.

Look at this description: “Gokujyun Lotion, and other Hada Labo and Hada Labo Tokyo™ products have a unique and powerful combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid, designed to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating ability and youthful qualities. 1 of the 3, Micro Hyaluronic Acid, is smaller than 50 kDa, and due to its micro size, it penetrates deep into skin to infuse moisture below the surface, providing skin replenishment and moisturization from the inside-out.”

It “sounds” scientific: the words micro and hyaluronic acid convey seriousness. The rest if advertising parlance.

And this is how scientific language sounds. Less interesting but more solid.

Litwiniuk, Malgorzata, Krejner, Alicja, Grzela, Tomasz (2016). Hyaluronic Acid in Inflammation and Tissue Regeneration (review) WOUNDS-A COMPENDIUM OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 28:78-88

Hyaluronic acid (HA), the main component of extracellular matrix, is considered one of the key players in the tissue regeneration process. It has been proven to modulate via specific HA receptors, inflammation, cellular migration, and angiogenesis, which are the main phases of wound healing. Studies have revealed that most HA properties depend on its molecular size. High molecular weight HA displays anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, whereas low molecular weight HA is a potent proinflammatory molecule. In this review, the authors summarize the role of HA polymers of different molecular weight in tissue regeneration and provide a short overview of main cellular receptors involved in HA signaling. In addition, the role of HA in two major steps of wound healing is examined: inflammation and the angiogenesis process. Finally, the antioxidative properties of HA are discussed and its possible clinical implication presented.



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