Updated: Mar 18, 2019
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is being used in cosmetic products as a moisture booster, preventer of moisture loss, humectant, skin conditioning and anti-inflammatory.
How do we use it?
It softens the skin and restores elasticity which can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used to thicken some formulations, great in lotions (simply replace part of the water with the HA stock) and toner. Some suppliers even sell a 1% stock in addition to the powder to save you the fuss. You can make it too by just following a few steps.
How to Make 1% Hyaluronic Acid Stock
1% low molecular weight hyaluronic acid
98.5% distilled water 0.5% liquid germall plus preservative*
Weigh the water and preservative into a beaker or glass container. Sprinkle the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) over the top, mix a bit , cover the beaker for a few hours. Come back and check on the HA and mix well by hand or with a mini mixer, cover the beaker for few more hours. You will then discover what a lovely looking gel you have when you uncover it. As you can see from the picture it is completely clear and doesn’t feel sticky on skin. Bottle it, label it, and keep it in the fridge, until you’re ready to use it.
*Liquid Germall Plus is a highly efficacious broad-spectrum water soluble preservative for personal care formulations. Recommended use levels in a finished formulation is 0.1 - 0.5%. It is also soluble in cationic, anionic and nonionic water soluble formulation. It should be added in a recipe when the mixture has cooled down to at least 50 Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) or below.
INCI: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
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