INCI

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate

What It Does

Hyaluronic acid has considerable renown for its ability to hydrate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Our Hyaluronic Acid is triple-powered with all three sizes of molecular weights (MW):

- high MW hydrates the skin, improves skin barrier function, and leaves dry skin feeling soothed and moisturized.
- Mid MW penetrates deeper into the stratum corneum and promotes protection of the skin's natural moisturizing factor - making it the MW to restore moisture where it is most needed
- Low MW penetrates deeper into the epidermis to induce production of your skin's own native hyaluronic acid, and aiding in skin cell turnover

Hyaluronic Acid can be challenging to work with, but ours is already pre-dispersed in water so it can be incorporated easily into any water-based formula.

How It's Made

Bacteria are engineered to produce high molecular weight hyaluronic acid through fermentation with glucose. The large hyaluronic acid is then cleaved into smaller fractions of three different weights for optimal performance.

Certifications
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Made With Science
Made With Science
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate

People and Planet

Renewable Source
100% Bio-based
Readily Biodegradable


Geographical Origin

United States


Ingredient Origin

Bio-based


Function

Humectant


Types of Formulas

Serums, Lotions, Creams


Use Level

1 - 3%


Color / Odor / Appearance

Colorless / Odorless / Viscous Liquid


Solubility

Water


Activity Level

0.85 - 1.15%
Preserved with 1% Phenoxyethanol


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.


Shelf Life

See expiration date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.


Regulatory Documents

Why It's Special

Our Hyaluronic Acid has a delicately balanced ratio of high, medium, and low molecular weight fractions, designed to target different layers of the skin.

Made With Science
Biofermentation
Biofermentation

Bacteria engineered to produce hyaluronic acid undergo fermentation. The broth contains peptone from wheat and glucose from corn.

Cleaving
Cleaving

The hyaluronic acid is removed and cut into various molecular weights.

Make It Yours
Pouring Milky Moisture Serum with a pitcher into a bottle with dropper.
Milky Moisture Serum

This is no ordinary serum - this serum incorporates a high amount of oils along with Organic Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin.

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Double Boiler
Mixing Glass
Small Dish
Immersion Blender
Spoon or Stirring Rod
Silicone Spatula
Scale
Thermometer
Two 2 oz. bottles with droppers

Skill Level: Difficult

Makes 100 grams or 3.5 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Distilled or Deionized Water 85.8% 85.8 g
2 Organic Glycerin 4.0% 4.0 g
3 Xanthan Gum (Bob's Red Mill) 0.40% 0.40 g
4 Natural Emulsifier 146 2.8% 2.8 g
5 Squalane 3.0% 3.0 g
6 Organic Jojoba Oil 1.0% 1.0 g
7 Preservative PE 1.0% 1.0 g
8 Hyaluronic Acid 2.0% 2.0 g
TOTAL 100%  100.0 g

Ensure all equipment is clean and sterilized.

Add Distilled or Deionized Water to the main mixing vessel. In a small mixing bowl, add Organic Glyercin and Xanthan Gum together in a slurry. Mix by hand with a spoon until it looks homogenous. Pour the slurry into the main mixing vessel and use an immersion blender to fully disperse the mixture.

Once homogenous, place main mixing vessel into water bath and turn on heat. Begin heating the mixture to 105ºF - do not exceed 110ºF.

Sprinkle Natural Emulsifier 146 into the main vessel and use an immersion blender to disperse the emulsifier, until no white particles remain. It may take up to ten minutes and the side of the mixing glass may need to be scraped to get any emulsifier off the sides.

Turn off the heat. Once the emulsifier is fully dissolved, begin cooling and add ingredients 5-8, one by one, mixing with each addition.

Pour into containers and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Cyclodextrin, Sorbitol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.