Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronic Acid

Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronic Acid


CAS #: 9067-32-7
Chemical/IUPAC Name: Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium, Salt

Quick Facts

  • Known as the cousin of the famous acid Hyaluronic, this ingredient acts as a sponge helping the skin to hold onto moisture
  • Its water capacity is so impressive and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight
  • Sodium hyaluronate is often formulated into various products as it is considered more stable and cheaper to develop
  • It is a skin-identical ingredient and can help restore the matrix of cells found in the barrier giving you a healthy complexion

Who can use it?

Every skin type can use sodium hyaluronate with all confidence it will benefit the skin. Those with sensitive skin continue with caution however to avoid any irritation.

What is Sodium Hyaluronate?

If you know skincare, you may find that sodium hyaluronate sounds familiar, this is due to the fact it is the sodium cousin of the very popular skincare ingredient, Hyaluronic acid. Technically speaking they both have the same make-up, with large molecules and humectant properties, making them gentle, yet immensely hydrating for the skin. sodium hyaluronate acts like a sponge and can absorb all traces of water that surround the skin, from the environment and products applied to the face. With this impressive boast in moisture, you will find your complexion will appear visibly reduced of fine lines and wrinkles with any dry patches or irritation smoothed. It is widely considered that sodium hyaluronate is the first choice of ingredient in the industry when it comes to formulation as it is more stable, making it easier to blend into products as well as cheaper to use.

Side effects of Sodium Hyaluronate

No known side effects when using sodium hyaluronate unless there is a specific allergy to the ingredient. Patch tests 24 hours prior to application are vital to prevent any irritation or flare-up.


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