Benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate for your Skin
Sodium hyaluronate is an ingredient with hydrating properties beneficial to your skin. This valuable component is extracted from hyaluronic acid and is present in several skincare products, including serums and creams.
What is Sodium Hyaluronate?
Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid found naturally in the body. Like hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is hydrating, but it can penetrate deeper into the skin and is more stable.
Hyaluronic acid is often present in moisturizers and serums. As a humectant, it works by pulling in moisture from the environment and the skin’s underlying layers into the epidermis.
What should you know about sodium hyaluronate?
Sodium hyaluronate is a humectant ingredient that can help with dryness. Likewise, it can replenish the skin and provide structure and volume. It’s recommended for all ages and skin types, and it is especially beneficial for people with dry skin. Since it is gentle, it’s appropriate for sensitive skin conditions.
Benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate for skin
- It combats skin dryness: As a humectant, it pulls in water from the air and helps to retain moisture on the skin.
- It repairs a compromised moisture barrier: It helps to restore and maintain a healthy barrier to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which can lead to inflammatory conditions.
- It improves signs of aging: By replacing lost moisture and hyaluronic acid due to age, sodium hyaluronate may smooth fine lines and wrinkles texture.
- It improves breakout-prone skin: It could help with acne by rebalancing the skin if exfoliants and other treatments overly dry it. It's also considered non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog pores.
Side-effects of Sodium Hyaluronate
Topical sodium hyaluronate is associated with few or no side effects. But it’s still possible to experience sensitivity to it. For that reason, if it causes irritation or redness to your skin, you should stop using it immediately.
How else is hyaluronic acid used?
Hyaluronic acid is available in various forms. Therefore, it is used differently depending on the type of product:
- Nasal spray
- Eye drops
- Lotion and creams
- Sodium hyaluronate facial tonic
- Sodium hyaluronate gel
Hyaluronic acid is found in all kinds of products in the field of cosmetics. Of course, the dosage also plays a major role in its effectiveness. Too little hardly shows any effect and too much hyaluronic acid can also be counterproductive. Read more about this in the article on Humectants.
A moisturizing serum with hyaluronic acid should be applied once or twice a day after cleansing, when the skin is still damp. Then lock in the moisture with an emollient and lightly occlusive skincare product to maximize the moisturizing benefits of this ingredient. A care oil or cream is suitable for this purpose.
Sodium hyaluronate is highly beneficial for the skin, and you should use it as your hydrating serum. This component will moisturize your skin and improves its elasticity and texture. It could also help you to improve signs of aging.
Our Hydrating Serum is an intensively moisturizing serum completely without oil on a pure water basis. It absorbs quickly, does not roll off and leaves the skin feeling pleasantly hydrated and light.
This moisturizing serum has antimicrobial properties and has a cooling and soothing effect. Especially skin prone to acne, blemishes or pimples will tolerate the Hydrating Serum very well. Of course, it is also the ideal moisturizer for all other skin types and is a good preparation of the skin for subsequent products. It contains low and high molecular hyaluronic acid and other high-quality water-binding and retaining ingredients. The Hydrating Serum can be excellently mixed with other oils to form an individual emulsion.