Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid INCI Sodium Hyaluronate

Hyaluronic acid is derived from two sources: the comb of a dead rooster (the crest on top of the rooster’s head) or by fermentation of yeast. I use hyaluronic acid from the fermentation of yeast and find it to be excellent and beneficial in skin care products. I notice immediate softening and moisturizing of the skin when a skin care product is applied containing hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is in every tissue of the human body. It retains water for the cells especially the skin. Hyaluronic acid locks the moisture in the skin.

 

Skin Benefits

Hydrates skin

Moisturizes skin

Reduces the appearance of fine lines

Promotes skin elasticity

Promotes soft and supple skin

Tones skin

Use In Formulations

Ask the supplier if their hyaluronic acid is from a rooster or fermentation of yeast. Vegan products must be made with hyaluronic acid from the fermentation process. Hyaluronic acid comes in powder or liquid form. The powder is soluble in water and will help to slightly thicken the formulation. Hyaluronic acid also comes in different molecular weights, particle sizes. The low molecular weight penetrates the upper layers of the skin and the high molecular weight holds the moisture on the surface of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is easy to work with and can be included in many formulations such as creams, lotions, gels, toners and serums.

Recommended Usage

Powder 0.1-1%

Liquid 1-5%

Available Formulation

Age-Defying Rejuvenating Face Cream with Hyaluronic Acid is available in the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course here.