Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate powder)
About Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate powder) in DIY Skin Care
Hyaluronic acid (correct name for the powder is: sodium hyaluronate, or Hyaluronan) is a powerfull moisturizer & humectant.
Hyaluronic acid provides smoothness & softening to the skin, excellent anti-wrinkle effects, promotes growth of new skin cells after peelings
Use Hyaluronic acid in: hydrating gels, moisturizing creams & lotions, anti-aging & anti-wrinkle products, pre/after sun lotions, protecting / nourishing & moisturizing skin care products, treatments for sensitive, dry skin.
About Hyaluronic acid and topical skin care
When HA is applied to the skin, macromolecular HA can form an air permeable thin layer and keep the skin smooth and moist, and protect the skin from bacteria, dust, and ultraviolet ray.
With low molecular HA penetrating into corium, it will slightly enlarge blood capillaries, speed circulation of blood, improve intermediary metabolism and nourishment absorbing ability of skin, thus eliminating wrinkles, increasing skin's elasticity and delaying its aging. HA can further hyperplasia of epidermis cell, clean oxygen free radical, prevent and rehabilitate breach of skin.
Its aqueous solution has very high viscosity which can make water become thicker. Creams made by means of emulsifying HA with oil are fine and homogeneous with stable emulsifiction"
Also read: The Wonders of Hyaluronic Acid: Nature's First Cosmeceutical by Dr. Dennis Gross