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Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 0


It’s the - sodium form - cousin of the famous NMFhyaluronic acid (HA). If HA does not tell you anything we have a super detailed, geeky explanation about it here.  The TL; DR version of HA is that it's a huge polymer (big molecule from repeated subunits) found in the skin that acts as a sponge helping the skin to hold onto water, being plump and elastic. HA is famous for its crazy water holding capacity as it can bind up to 1000 times its own weight in water.

As far as skincare goes, sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid are pretty much the same and the two names are used interchangeably. As cosmetic chemist kindofstephen writes on reddit  "sodium hyaluronate disassociates into hyaluronic acid molecule and a sodium atom in solution". 

In spite of this, if you search for "hyaluronic acid vs sodium hyaluronate" you will find on multiple places that sodium hyaluronate is smaller and can penetrate the skin better. Chemically, this is definitely not true, as the two forms are almost the same, both are polymers and the subunits can be repeated in both forms as much as you like. (We also checked Prospector for sodium hyaluronate versions actually used in cosmetic products and found that the most common molecular weight was 1.5-1.8 million Da that absolutely counts as high molecular weight).

What seems to be a true difference, though, is that the salt form is more stable, easier to formulate and cheaper so it pops up more often on the ingredient lists. 

If you wanna become a real HA-and-the-skin expert you can read way more about the topic at hyaluronic acid (including penetration-questions, differences between high and low molecular weight versions and a bunch of references to scientific literature).

Products with a known amount of Sodium Hyaluronate

Other products with Sodium Hyaluronate

2Sol The Hyaluronic Acid Skin Booster A'pieu Hyaluthione Soonsoo Cream Acnemy Zitless Patches Baselift Vitamin C And Hyaluronic Acid Serum Bassa Hydrin Hyaluronic Crema Día DCL Hydrating Serum Dr. Jart+ Focuspot™ Dark Spot Micro Tip Patch Elizavecca Moisture Hyaluronic Acid Memory Cream Glo Skin Beauty Daily Hydration + Graymelin Hyaluronic Acid 100% ISOMERS Skincare H-Pur 100 Advanced Moisture Magnet Ialuset Crème Crème Acide Hyaluronique / Hyaluronic Acid Cream InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum 85% Karatica I'M Cure Patch Le Mieux EGF DNA Lululemon Selfcare Crush The Flush Face Moisturizer Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Rebirth Ampoule Missha Glow Tension Cushion Natures Way Hydraplenish PEACE OUT Microneedling Anti Aging Wrinkle Retinol Patches Parentesi Bio Bibidi Bobidi Bio Siero All'Acido Ialuronico Potenziato Peach & Lily Dark Spot Micro Darts Peach slices Dark Spot Microdarts Peach slices Deep Blemish Microdarts Pretty Skin 72% Hyaluronic Ampoule Purito Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum Purito Pure Vitamn C serum Rael Moisture Melt Snowball Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate The Plant Base Waterfall Moist Balanced Hyaluronic Acid 100 The Saem Power Ampoule Hydra deCure Instant Correcting Serum iUnik Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Vitalizing Toner skyn ICELAND Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches With Hyaluronic Acid And Peptides 100% Pure Collagen Boost Sheet Mask 100% Pure Deep Hydration Sheet Mask 100% Pure Does It All Sheet Mask 100% Pure Wrinkle Smooth Sheet Mask 23.5N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Toner 9wishes Hydra Ampoule Toner 9wishes Hydra Ampule Cream 9wishes Hydra Ampule Serum 9wishes Hydra Ampule Toner 150ml 9wishes Hydra Perfect Ampoule Serum 9wishes Hydra Perfect Ampule Serum Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Survival Serum Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Melt Moisturizer Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius® Line-Filling Eye Balm Apot.Care Hyaluronic Pure Serum Aritaum Fresh Power Essential Hyaluronic Acid Mask BAD SKIN Hyaluronic Spa Toner