Hyaluronic acid is a natural product naturally present in the skin. It helps in the formulation of collagen which promotes firmness and elasticity in the skin.
Due to its plumping action and the fact that it is easily absorbed into the skin, hyaluronic acid is perfect to add to creams, lotions, gels and serums.
Some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers and as a moisturiser.
You can buy Hyaluronic acid as is and many products contain it, however hyaluronic acid by itself will not penetrate the outer layer (the epidermis) of the skin.
The hyaluronic acid that we carry is made from sodium salt so technically it is Sodium Hyaluronate. Sodium Hyaluronate has a much smaller molecular size than hyaluronic acid and therefore has the ability to penetrate the epidermis.
Sodium hyaluronate is made in different molecular sizes, with ours having the smallest molecular size possible (making it especially penetrative and faster acting). Sodium Hyaluronate is able to hold more water than any other natural substance—up to 1,000 times its weight in water!
Thanks to these to attributes, when applied topically to the skin it can reach deep down into the dermis to combine with, maintain and attract water. It also promotes skin/blood microcirculation and nutrient absorption, and helps maintain normal metabolism. Thanks to its super-sized hydrating properties, sodium hyaluronate will result in smoother, softer skin with decreased wrinkles and an all-around fuller appearance.
So what does sodium hyaluronate do?
Well, for one, it helps your skin bring and absorb water more effectively. On top of that, it reduces any sort of trans-epidermal water loss.
Topically adding sodium hyaluronate transforms the dermis layer of your skin into a super-sponge for your face. By helping to maintain and attract water within the extracellular matrix, it not only hydrates the skin and increases its volume and density, but, by effect, temporarily stabilizes the intercellular skin matrix—the glue that holds your face together.
The result of all of this leads to a slight swelling of the skin that reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Unfortunately, this is more of a temporary improvement of the skin. Nonetheless, the intense moisturisation does allow for the skin to operate at higher capacity to provide a better defense
against environmental assaults and other ageing effects.