What is Sodium Hyaluronate?
Sodium hyaluronate is part of hyaluronic acid that is often extracted and used separately in a variety of skincare products. Regular hyaluronic acid has a high molecular weight, while sodium hyaluronate has a lower molecular weight. This allows it to penetrate the epidermis or top layer of the skin more easily. It helps improve skin hydration and reaches deeper layers. It may still be listed as hyaluronic acid on some skincare labels since it is derived from hyaluronic acid directly.
This ingredient mixes easily with water and attracts moisture in skin cells. It may also reduce flaking and dryness while increasing skin hydration. Sodium hyaluronate may be added to moisturizing creams that are specially formulated to reduce the appearance of wrinkles since it may help to improve elasticity and decrease wrinkle depth. It can also help soothe skin inflammation and may reduce the symptoms of rosacea in adults, an inflammatory skin condition that can cause redness and bumps.