What Is Sodium Hyaluronate?
Sodium hyaluronate is a water-soluble salt that’s derived from hyaluronic acid, which can be found naturally in the body. Like hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is incredibly hydrating, but this form can penetrate deeper into the skin and is more stable (meaning it will last longer) in cosmetic formulation. Sodium hyaluronate is a fiber- or cream-like powder, which can be found in moisturizers and serums. As a humectant, sodium hyaluronate works by pulling in moisture from the environment and the underlying layers of your skin into the epidermis. Sodium hyaluronate serves as a water reservoir in the skin, helping it to regulate the moisture content.Sodium Hyaluronate Powder is a straight chain macromolecular mucopolysaccharide composed of repeat disaccharide units of glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine. Sodium Hyaluronate Powder is widely consists in the extracellular space of human and animal tissue, vitreum, umbilical cord, skin joints synovia and cockscomb, etc.
What are benifits of Sodium Hyaluronate for Skin?
Sodium hyaluronate has incredible hydrating benefits that address a number of skin concerns caused by a lack of moisture in the skin.
•Combats skin dryness
•Repairs a compromised moisture barrier:
•Improves signs of aging
•Improves breakout-prone skin
•Leaves a non-greasy glow
•Restores skin post-procedure
Sodium hyaluronate is recommended for people of all ages and skin types for healthier-looking skin. It is especially beneficial for those with dry, dehydrated skin.
On the front of a skincare product, you might see the term “hyaluronic acid” used, but flip over to the ingredients label, and you’ll likely find it listed as “sodium hyaluronate.” They are technically different things, but they are meant to do the same thing.What makes them different? Two main factors: stability and ability to penetrate. Becuse it’s in salt form, sodium hyaluronate is a more stable version of hyaluronic acid. Additionally, sodium hyaluronate has a lower molecular size.What this means is while hyaluronic acid hydrates the surface of the skin, sodium hyaluronate is able to absorb more effectively and penetrate deeper.
There are a few different mediums in which one can purchase sodium hyaluronate for skin, including face washes, serums, lotions, and gels. A face wash containing sodium hyaluronate will help remove dirt and impurities, without stripping the skin. Serums, which are applied prior to night cream or moisturizer, will help soothe the skin and work in conjunction with whatever is applied on top, to keep skin dewy. Lotions and gels will work similarly, improving the skin’s moisture barrier and acting as a protective product.