Proteoglycan is a kind of “glycoprotein” consisting of sugar chains bonded to a core protein; it is one of the components that configure the human cartilage and skin.

Next to collagen and hyaluronic acid, it is the supplement recommended for beautiful skin, and a functional food for treatment of hip and knee joint pain.

Hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans are the components responsible for the water retention capability of the skin, as these components decreases with age, signs of skin aging becomes apparent.

These proteoglycans, found in the dermis layer deep into the skin, are the components responsible for water retention, as well as cushioning function for the skin and joints.

Due to its feather-like structure, proteoglycan has water retention and cushioning property 30% more than that of hyaluronic acid.

Proteoglycan AQA

Extracted from Hokkaido Salmon cartilage, and utilized in cosmetic products for its high purity, Proteoglycan AQA is a highly effective proteoglycan liquid solution.

 As a very promising cosmetic ingredient in terms of aging care, the following beauty effects had been confirmed:

 ①Moisturizing effect (1.3 times as that of hyaluronic acid)

②Improves rough skin

③Improves the appearance of wrinkles

④EGF-like action

⑤Whitening effect

⑥Promotes collagen production

⑦Promotes hyaluronic acid production

Furthermore, unlike any other materials, it has a property similar to EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) which promotes skin cell regeneration. As, compared with using EGF alone, proteoglycan is proven to be more effective in promoting cell proliferation, making it a very attractive beauty substance. In addition, proteoglycans are one of the components which make up the cartilage which is called the cartilage matrix. It suppresses inflammation, reduces pain, and concurrently promotes cartilage regeneration