What: Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt of Hyaluronic acid. Sodium Hyaluronate has a smaller molecular size than Hyaluronic acid, causing it to easily penetrate the skin's surface, and is able to retain a relatively large amount of water — up to 1,000 its own weight. This means it can penetrate to lower layers of the skin, attract and retain water, and promote nutrient absorption.(Truth in Aging)
When used in cosmetics Sodium Hyaluronate offers moisturizing and skin conditioning effects.
Origin: Hyaluronic acid in the past was primarily derived from rooster combs, but given the increasing concern about animal derived ingredients, a method was developed in 1989 to extract hyaluronic acid from vegetable sources such as soybean or corn, using a fermentation process involving bacteria. Bacteria is used in fermenting many products such as wine, beer, cheese, yoghurt and even the leavening of breed. This process creates a very high quality Hyaluronic Acid that is safe, has excellent anti-aging properties and is vegetable sourced. The hyaluronic acid in the TRUE Natural lip plumper is vegetable sourced, in keeping with our commitment to animal free products — all TRUE products can are vegetarian.
Products Found In: Anti-aging skincare, eye cream, makeup, sunscreen, facial moisturizer.
Alternative Names: Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Salt; Sodium Hyaluronate Solution; Sodium Salt Hyaluronic Acid; Healon; Hyalurone Sodium
Toxicity: Sodium Hyaluronate is generally classified as non-toxic or harmful by The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database.