Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) is a natural polysaccharide (sugar) that occurs in body tissues including the skin providing hydration, stability, lubrication. The SLMW (super low-molecular-weight) form is made by enzymatically cleaving high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid into small fragments. Molecular weight 8-15kDa. Off-white odorless, fluffy powder. Water-soluble.
INCI Name: Sodium hyaluronate
- One of the most powerful moisturizing agent available n
- Smaller molecules enhance skin penetration providing smoothness and softening to the skin
- Excellent anti-wrinkle effects
- Ideal ingredient after peelings, soothes irritated skin
Use: Typically used at 0.1-10%, a higher percentage is possible because the Low-molecular weight HA does not gel like the HMW-Hyaluronic acid. It may still clump and therefore needs to be mixed very well. Adding some glycerin or using a high-shear mixer is recommended to avoid clumping. The consistency of the powder is less “fluffy” than compared to the regular high molecular hyaluronic acid. There is no thickening effect like with the high molecular hyaluronic acid, making a higher concentration easier to deal with.
Applications: Hydrating, moisturizing creams & lotions, anti-aging & anti-wrinkle products, pre/after sun lotions, protecting / nourishing & moisturizing skin care products, products for sensitive or dry skin.
Country of Origin: China (ISO certified factory)
Raw material source: Glucose, soy peptone and yeast extract
Manufacture: Hyaluronic acid is produced biotechnologically through microbial fermentation with the aid of yeast extract and peptones and serums. The high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid is then further enzymatically cleaved into smaller fragments.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 24 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate
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