What is it?
You probably already know about Sodium Hyaluronate, just by a different name! This ingredient is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. Skin care products usually use this “salt” form because it is smaller and is better at penetrating skin than the larger hyaluronic acid form (which works well as an injectable such as the dermal fillers Juvéderm and Belotero). Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body between our skin cells and in the joints.
What does it do?
Sodium Hyaluronate is used as a moisturizer because it absorbs water from the environment (humectant) and holds it in the cells, which also can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers do this same thing, just from the inside. That is why the best results following a dermal filler are seen a few days following the injections – the molecules absorb moisture and gradually look naturally fuller.
It works best for:
*Aging Skin – improves the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
*Dry skin – humectants properties keep skin moisturized