The Smaller Hyaluronic Acid
Find Out How This Tiny Molecule Keeps The Fountain of Youth Flowing
The factors that cause skin aging are generally divided into two categories:
- intrinsic factors that happen in our bodies (natural aging, the effects of stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, etc.)
- extrinsic factors from the environment that affect us (sun exposure, hot weather, harsh winds, etc.).
Both types of factors add to or help slow down skin aging as your inner health and outer conditions affect the skin. For longevity, consistent energy levels, and beautiful skin, maintaining our physical and mental health is key. Shockingly, research studies reveal that this one extrinsic factor alone can account for up to 80% of skin aging: sun exposure (1).
Enjoying some sun helps with our body’s vitamin D levels but too much fun in the sun can trigger premature wrinkles, dark spots, melasma, uneven skin tone, and a loss of skin elasticity—even with sunscreen on and no sunburns left behind.
This is because the combined heat and ultraviolet rays kickstart: loss of moisture and breakdown of collagen. Fortunately, research demonstrates that sodium hyaluronate helps provide two benefits that directly tackle the negative effects of sun exposure: deep hydration and boosting collagen production (2).
If you’re dealing with any of the many skin concerns caused by chronic sun exposure, using a skincare product with sodium hyaluronate may be able to help rejuvenate your skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate or Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our bodies to keep our joints, eyes, and skin healthy (3).
Maintaining moisture levels in our skin with either sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid helps ward off wrinkles and reduce their appearance, while keeping it look dewy naturally. If you can choose between both, choose sodium hyaluronate for more powerful and effective hydration.
Sodium hyaluronate is actually made from hyaluronic acid. Although this difference is simple, the smaller molecule size of sodium hyaluronate provides skin rejuvenating hydration that also significantly helps boost collagen production (2).
While the ingredients seem one in the same, Sodium Hyaluronate is a much smaller and more easily absorbed form of hyaluronic acid.
How to Hydrate Very Dry Mature Skin
Two major measurable differences between aged skin and younger skin are: collagen levels and hyaluronic acid levels in the skin (4).
Of course, younger skin has noticeably higher levels of both collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin. While sodium hyaluronate might not do much for already youthful skin—for mature skin it can work wonders in a daily skincare routine.
You can find sodium hyaluronate in a variety of skin care products, from cleansers to wash-off masks.
Tip: Using high-quality products with the right techniques can make all the difference. For very dry skin, you will find that using two layers of serum, first a light layer then a more generous layer, will help your skin better absorb and retain hydration.
Simple Yet Powerful Daily AM & PM Skincare Routine for Very Dry Skin
1. Use a sulfate-free, mineral oil, alcohol, and paraben-free cleanser that never leaves your skin feeling uncomfortably tight.
2. Replenish water-based hydration with an oil-free serum containing sodium hyaluronate, peptides, and other collagen boosting, hydrating ingredients.
3. Seal in hydration and restore oil-based moisture levels with a cream or gel-cream moisturizer.
Unfortunately, not all sodium hyaluronate is created equal.
The Forte Serum provides soothing yet powerful medical-grade sodium hyaluronate that is used in clinical formulas to help patients’ skin recover from surgery.
Plus, our formulas are processed with advanced nanoliposomal technology, which helps improve the Forte Serum’s absorbability, effectiveness, stability, and freshness.
After 2 Weeks of Using Cell Forté Skincare*
Feel hydrated, smoother skin
See less fine lines & wrinkles
more even skin
Feel firmer, tighter skin
After 2 Weeks of Using
the Cell Forté Skincare*
feel hydrated, smoother skin
see less fine lines & wrinkles
see brighter, more even skin
feel firmer, tighter skin
1 Uitto, J. “Understanding premature skin aging.” The New England journal of medicine vol. 337,20 (1997): 1463-5. doi:10.1056/NEJM199711133372011
2 Shin, Eun Ji, et al. "Effects of molecular weights of sodium hyaluronate on the collagen synthesis, anti-inflammation and transdermal absorption." Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea 42.3 (2016): 235-245.
4 Papakonstantinou, Eleni, Michael Roth, and George Karakiulakis. "Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging." Dermato-endocrinology4.3 (2012): 253-258.