Calcium PCA is the calcium salt of PCA (pyrrolidone carboxylic acid), which is a key component of skin’s natural moisturizing factor, or NMF. The NMF plays a role in keeping skin’s barrier healthy and intact.
Calcium plays a critical role in skin, influencing how new cells are formed and how they move from the lower layer (dermis) to the surface (epidermis). Within skin’s layers, calcium serves to orchestrate many aspects of maintenance and repair.
Topically, calcium PCA helps replenish skin’s barrier and works as a humectant to draw and hold moisture in skin’s uppermost layers.
References for this information:
Annals of Dermatology, June 2018, pages 265-275
Experimental Gerontology, August 2015, pages 59-65
European Journal of Dermatology, November-December 2014, pages 650-661
Yonsei Medical Journal, June 2006, pages 293-306
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