What is hyaluronic acid? It’s a water binding molecule that is already part of the skin, but as we age, we produce less and less of it. One of the primary roles of hyaluronic acid is to preserve skin’s ability to retain water and maintain elasticity. And, this is where this game-changing booster comes into play.
How is this serum different? When mixed with water, hyaluronic acid develops a gel texture, which also can be achieved with other ingredients. In our product, the gel texture is 100% resulting from hyaluronic acid. Other brands use thickeners to create this gel-like texture, such us xanthan gum or carbomer, and therefore use less hyaluronic acid. We just use 100% pure hyaluronic acid and few other humectants.
- Ideal for all types of skin
- Not an issue for oily skin
- Best for sensitive skin
- Contain thickeners or unnecessary fillers
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Moisturizer with high water holding capacity.
- Betaine: An amino acid, also known as Trimethylglycine or glycine betaine. It is a powerful humectant and anti-irritant used in cosmetic products.
- Sorbitol: Natural humectant and slip agent
- Panthenol: a.k.a. Pro-Vitamin B5. The skin absorbs Panthenol and rapidly converts it to Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5). Improves the appearance of the skin, including dryness and roughness.
Water, Betaine, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA.
The plump and pliable properties of young skin are in part due to its high moisture content. A key molecule involved in preserving this high water content is hyaluronic acid, which is a major component is human skin. Virtually all cells in the body synthesize hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid belongs to a group of biomolecules named glycosaminoglycans, which are long unbranched polysaccharides that contain repeating disaccharide units. Hyaluronic acid is the result of repeating units of N-acetylglucosamine and glucuronic acid.
Topical application of hyaluronic acid provides several benefits such as water delivery, film formation, and antioxidant effect. When applied to the skin, hyaluronic acid acts as a water reservoir that promotes the formation of a hydrating layer, which is the result of highly structured water linked to the HA molecules through hydrogen bonds. This water not only improves skin moisture but also strengthens the skin’s barrier, which as a result looks and feels smooth and hydrated.
Remarkably, hyaluronic acid is not only a good moisturizer but also a potent radical scavenger. Research has shown that hyaluronic acid is capable of inhibiting free radicals that are capable of lipid oxidation and the degradation of other vital molecules.
Claims of this product are supported by the following research:
Pavivic, et al. 2011. Efficacy of cream-based novel formulation of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights in anti-wrinkle treatment, J Drugs Dermatol 10(9) 990-1000. Brown and Jones. 2005. Hyaluronic acid: A unique topical vehicle for the localized delivery of drugs to the skin, J Eur Acad Dermat and Venerol 19 308-318. Albertini, R., Passi, A., Abuja, PM., DeLuca, G. 2000. The effect of glygosaminoglycans on lipid peroxidation, Int J Mol Med (6)126-136.
Presti, D., and Scott, J.E. 1994. Hyaluronan-mediated protective effect against cell damage caused by enzymatically produced hydroxyl (OH-) radicals is dependent on hyaluronan molecular mass, Cell Biochem Funct 12(4) 281-288. Papakonstantinou E, Roth M, and Karakiulakis G. 2012. Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermatoendocrinol.; 4(3):253–58. Schlesinger T, Rowland Powell C. 2012. Efficacy and safety of a low-molecular weight hyaluronic Acid topical gel in the treatment of facial seborrheic dermatitis. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol.;5(10):20-3. Becker L, et al. 2009. Final report of the safety assessment of hyaluronic acid, potassium hyaluronate, and sodium hyaluronate. Int J Toxicol.;28(4):5-67.
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