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Is Sodium Hyaluronate better than Hyaluronic Acid?

What is Hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a complex carbohydrate naturally found in the human body, particularly in the eyes, joints and skin. Like collagen and elastin, hyaluronic acid is one of the major components of human skin which plays a crucial role in skin health.

The Skin Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid 

Hyaluronic acid is a fully biocompatible and biodegradable substance with the ability to retain water 1,000 times its weight. Hyaluronic acid is the most effective skin hydrating ingredient which strengthens the skin's barrier function, restores moisture levels, enhances skin volume, smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.

What is Sodium Hyaluronate?

Sodium hyaluronate is a derivative of hyaluronic acid. Also known as the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid; in term of molecular structure, sodium hyaluronate is a glycosaminoglycan, exactly like hyaluronic acid.

The Skin Benefits of Sodium Hyaluronate 

Sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid share the same benefits including the ability to attract and hold water up to 1,000 times their weight. However, sodium hyaluronate has a better skin absorption than hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic Acid vs Sodium Hyaluronate

The main difference between these two is their molecular size (weight). Hyaluronic acid has a larger molecular size and stays on the skin surface while sodium hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size and penetrates deeper into the skin.

Why Sodium Hyaluronate is Better than Hyaluronic acid

While hyaluronic acid is very effective in preventing dehydration on the skin surface, sodium hyaluronate is better in rejuvenating the skin. Beside its molecular size, sodium hyaluronate is more stable than hyaluronic acid and remains effective for a longer period of time. This is why sodium hyaluronate better than hyaluronic acid.

Can all skin types benefit from sodium hyaluronate?

Yes, all skin types can benefit from sodium hyaluronate.

Is sodium hyaluronate suitable for sensitive skin?

Yes, sodium hyaluronate is suitable for every skin type including sensitive skin.

Can you use sodium hyaluronate during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes, sodium hyaluronate is safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Is there any ingredient recommended to be used together with sodium hyaluronate?

For best results, look for skincare products which contain sodium hyaluronate and panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) as active ingredients. Sodium hyaluronate and panthenol work synergistically to boost skin's water content better than on its own.

When is the best time to use sodium hyaluronate skincare products?

Sodium hyaluronate is not phototoxic so you can use sodium hyaluronate skincare products at anytime during the day and night as long as the other ingredients in the products are also not phototoxic.

Skincare Products with Sodium Hyaluronate

 

Hyaluronic Acid Super Hydrating Serum with sodium hyaluronate, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) and vitamin E to instantly increase skin water content and make skin looks plumper, smoother and revived learn more >>>

 

Rose Royale Supreme Anti-Ageing Serum is a super potent, ultra-concentrated serum with sodium hyaluronate, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) and 24 karat gold to restore, renew and protect the skin from all ageing factors learn more >>>

 

White Orchid Ultra Brightening Serum with sodium hyaluronate, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) and niacinamide (vitamin B3) to boost skin cell renewal, help erase dark spots and signs of ageing including wrinkles and fine lines learn more >>>

  

Author:

Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist with 25 years experience in skincare research and product development. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.

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Scientific Sources: (1) Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging, Dermato Endocrinology, 2012 Jul 1; 4(3): 253–258. (2) Benefits of topical hyaluronic acid for skin quality and signs of skin aging: From literature review to clinical evidence, Dermatologic Therapy, 2022 Dec; 35(12): e15903. (3) Sodium hyaluronates applied in the face affects the diversity of skin microbiota in healthy people, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 29 January 2023. (4) A New Sodium Hyaluronate for Skin Moisturization and Antiaging, Fanny Guillaumie, Birgitte M. Malle, Khadija Schwach-Abdellaoui and Thomas C. Beck; Novozymes Biopolymer A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

 

 

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