Along with proper sun protection, adequate skin hydration is crucial to combat the signs of aging, which is why hyaluronic acid, or it’s sister ingredient, sodium hyaluronate, is a must. Derived from hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate has all the same benefits but is more easily absorbed than hyaluronic acid. That said, one is not better than the other —in fact, a product can contain one or both so your skin can reap the benefits on multiple levels.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid & Sodium Hyaluronate
As we age, our skin changes. You noticed? Hyaluronic acid is naturally abundant in young skin.
Yet, by the time we are adults we have only 1/20th the amount of hyaluronic acid we did as a baby.
Wrinkles come about from the loss of three important components in the skin: collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin
Our Skin loses the ability to preserve moisture, resulting in the visible loss of firmness, pliability, and plumpness.
Enter Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate
With the ability to replenish moisture that is crucial to having younger-looking, supple skin, hyaluronic acid is your friend. At the same time, it revitalizes your skin’s outer layers helping your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and, glowingly hydrated which instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Sodium Hyaluronate?
Sodium hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size as hyaluronic acid (making it especially penetrative), and is able to hold more water than any other natural substance—up to 1,000 times its weight in water! Because of this, when you apply it to your skin it can reach deep down to combine with, maintain and attract water. It also helps to promote skin/blood microcirculation and nutrient absorption. Sodium hyaluronate will result in your smoother, softer skin with decreased wrinkles and an all-around fuller appearance. Seriously. What's not to like? And what are you waiting for? Sodium hyaluronate is the second ingredient in Bright On Brightening Facial Serum. Find it also in: Pure Bliss Eye Creme; Pomegranate Balancing Lotion; Resveratrol Peptide Serum
Sodium hyaluronate is not animal-derived. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2011, issue 9, pages 990-1000
Be Pro-Active – You do have control over how your skin will age – it’s NOT all genetics.