What is Sodium Hyaluronate?
Beauty products that contain long scientific names can sound scary to people looking for natural products. When it comes to Sodium Hyaluronate, there is no need for concern. It is a natural substance that occurs in the body.
Sodium Hyaluronate has amazing moisture-retaining properties that improve skin elasticity and smoothness. It also reduces epidermal moisture loss and the appearance of wrinkles.
How does it work? The science behind Sodium Hyaluronate
This ingredient is extracted from Hyaluronic Acid, a soft clear gel that is found naturally in connective tissues, the skin, and the eyes. To get a little scientific, the word Sodium indicates salt, and Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt form of Hyaluronic Acid.
Apart from being found in the body, Sodium Hyaluronate can be naturally produced using biotechnology. This is a process that involves the fermentation of wheat peptones, corn starch glucose, and yeast.
So, how does this help skin? The key factor is that Sodium Hyaluronate molecules have a very low molecular weight. To understand what this means, we can compare it to Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid has a high molecular weight.
Heavier molecules coat the skin and reduce water loss. Lighter molecules can penetrate the skin more deeply and hydrate the underlying layers. Sodium Hyaluronate has similar benefits to Hyaluronic Acid but works at a lower level in the skin.
What does it do for skin?
Sodium Hyaluronate is known as a hydrophillic substance that attracts moisture and binds with water. Just what your skin needs! Skin that is moisturised looks smooth, younger, plumper, and has a healthy glow. Let’s look more closely at the skin benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate:
Hydrates the skin
Sodium Hyaluronate draws water in, binds with it, and retains it deep in your lower layers of skin. By replacing lost moisture, dry and flaky skin becomes smoother and softer.
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
The most noticeable effect of skin that lacks moisture is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By increasing the moisture content, fine lines and wrinkles are significantly reduced and may even vanish. This is one sign of ageing that most women want to prevent. Products that contain Sodium Hyaluronate help significantly to reduce and prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
Helps with skin inflammation
Skin inflammation is often caused by dryness and exposure to the elements. Sodium Hyaluronate helps to alleviate inflammation by increasing the production of DEFβ2 (beta-defensin 2). This is a compound that promotes tissue healing and controls the activity of inflammatory cells. Skin that is red, blotchy, or burning will be soothed and calmed.
Can be used on breakout-prone skin
Younger people who are struggling with breakout-prone skin will find that products containing Sodium Hyaluronate can be used without aggravating the problem. Sodium Hyaluronate is considered to be non-comedogenic, which means that it will not clog up the pores. It also has a very low irritancy level.
Plumps the skin
Age and lack of moisture cause the skin to sag and droop. By increasing hydration deep in the cells, your skin plumps up and regains its natural youthful bouncy structure and volume.
Gives you glowing skin
Because Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt and not an oil. Your skin will never look as if it is clogged up with a thick oily residue. It penetrates deeply into the skin, giving you a glow that is dewy, fresh, clean, and young.
Who can use Sodium Hyaluronate?
Sodium Hyaluronate is safe for people of any age who are looking to start a meaningful skincare routine. We have products formulated specifically for younger women and for mature women who are experiencing signs of ageing.
Our Youth Series Hyaluronic Acid Collection contains everything you need for a complete skincare regime. It includes a protective Day Moisturiser and a nourishing Night Moisturiser. For eye care, we have included our unique Eye Serum that protects the delicate skin under the eyes. And, for some time-out, you can treat yourself to the Hyaluronic Acid Mask which provides ultimate hydration to your skin.
For mature skin, we recommend Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum, a supercharged formula that offers intelligent anti-ageing ingredients. You will be delighted by the plump, dewy, and supple appearance that it gives your skin. Nighttime is the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin. Our Hyaluronic Acid Night Moisturiser will repair your skin, reducing fine lines and improving elasticity while you sleep.
Who shouldn’t use Sodium Hyaluronate?
If you have a chronic skin condition, please consult your dermatologist for advice.