Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which is a cushioning, lubricating chemical naturally created in the body. Whereas hyaluronic acid is often injected into the skin, sodium hyaluronate has a much lower molecular size which allows it to penetrate skin when applied topically.
Sodium hyaluronate is a powerful skin hydrator: Its small molecules can hold up to 1000 their own weight in water. Since our skin loses its water composition as we age, replacing water loss and keeping skin well hydrated will help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As an ingredient in anti-aging skin care, sodium hyaluronate helps to restore youthful fullness by plumping skin and giving it a smoother appearance.
Recommended Products with Sodium Hyaluronate
Hyalogic Episilk Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($59.95) is a lightweight, non-oily serum from a brand that focuses especially on the ingredient of hyaluronic acid. It's simply formulated to rejuvenate skin by improving moisture retention to hydrate dry skin and plumping to restore volume and lift.
Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum ($46) is a potent formula designed to promote the healing of damaged skin including the replacement of scar tissue and restoring skin's clarify and strength. Its active ingredients include copper peptides, sodium hyaluronate and glycerine to moisturize the skin, combat free radicals and stimulate collagen production.
Astara Age Defying Complex ($85) is a highly active serum that restructures skin's elasticity, stimulates cell renewal, deeply hydrates and encourages oxygenation for healthy, firm skin. Sodium hyaluronate combines with ingredients such as niacin, ginkgo biloba and royal jelly to improve skin's texture and clarity.
Sevani Hyaluronic Wrinkle Defense Serum ($68 in the shop) is a lightweight gel that reduces redness, inflammation, age spots and scarring while firming and tightening the skin. This serum contains hyaluronic acid, niancinamide, sea buckthorn, resveratrol, willowbark and DMAE and provides mild exfoliation to deliver actives deep within the skin.
Arcona Peptide Hydrating Complex ($75 in the shop) is a non-greasy, ultra moisturizing serum formulated with Matrixyl 3000 and sodium hyaluronate to boost collagen production and to plump dehydrated skin. This hydrating serum also contains glycoamainoglycans to improve skin's firmness, smoothness and moisture retention, as well as vegetable proteins to protect against environmental damage.
E'shee's Multi-Tensor Extreme Face Lift Serum ($159 in the shop) delivers TGF-beta and hyaluronic acid to reduce the visible signs of skin aging by plumping, lifting and firming the skin for a more contoured appearance.
Prana Active Vitamin Lift Serum ($75 in the shop) uses apple stem cells and a balanced formula of sodium hyaluronate, peptides and botanical extracts to combat sagging skin and wrinkle formation. This serum aids in cell regeneration to fight signs of aging, plumping and firming as well as reducing fine lines.
Your Best Face Hydrate B Concentrate ($45 in the shop) is a lightweight gel that firms and hydrates by drawing moisture deep into the skin. This soothing serum contains three forms of vitamin B, Syn-Hycan and sodium hyaluronate to improve skin's clarity, tone and radiance. It also speeds healing and boosts the efficiency of other products.
Arcona Eye Dew ($38) is a protective anti-aging formula that hydrates and revitalizes eye area while preventing fine lines and wrinkles from deepening with shea butter, hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids. This soothing eye treatment also depuffs under-eye bags with anti-inflammatory blueberry extract and vitamin E.
Skinfinite Platinum PM Cream 1% Retinol ($79 in the shop) uses a special time-release delivery system to help repair UV damage, restore collagen, regenerate cells and reduce wrinkles. Hydrating ingredients, including sodium hyaluronate, ceramides and glycerin, ensure that this active night cream doesn't dry out skin unlike other retinols.
Facial Mists & Mask
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Cooling Moisture Mist ($35) is an anti-aging spray that soothes, tones and hydrates skin that's dry, dull or tired. Malachite-copper and wild pansy extracts calm irritation and redness while epidermal hyaluronic acid boosts moisture retention to plump skin and smooth fine line and wrinkles.
Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique ($39 in the shop) is a moisturizing, antioxidant spray mist with pomegrante and rose extract to reduce redness, puffy eyes, dryness, free radical damage and the appearance of broken capillaries. This mist also contains MSM to encourage collagen production and hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated.
Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask ($46) is a refreshing, soothing and anti-inflammatory mask that hydrates and calms dry and weathered-damaged skin. It has cucumber extract and aloe vera to relieve dry, irritated tissue and sodium hyaluronate to hold moisture in cells.