Why Is Botanical Hyaluronic Acid So Important?
We use "Botanical Hyaluronic Acid" in our Vital Balm Cream, Advanced Hydration Mask, and it’s also in our forthcoming ‘Hydration Concentrate’ booster. We make our Botanical Hyaluronic Acid extract in-house, so it’s pure, organic, and free of questionable additives and preservatives. Botanical HA is a sugar molecule that has the amazing ability to attract and hold more than 1,000 times its own weight in moisture, thus making it an incredible moisturizing and skin-health supporting agent. We naturally produce Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our bodies, giving us our skin-plumped glow, but our ability to produce HA declines with age, leading to dryness and fine lines.
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid has the unique capability of making up for that lost, naturally occurring HA in our own skin, without some of the ethical and synthetic chemical issues correlated to other HA products on the market today.
So what’s the difference between “Natural,” “Man-Made,” and “Botanical” Hyaluronic Acid?
There is a big difference when it comes to the source and the efficacy. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, which means it grabs moisture from the air and holds it in the epidermis, keeping the skin plump, firm and dewy. Natural HA is a polysaccharide produced in the skin, eyes and connective tissues of humans and other animals and is most commonly derived from horses and rooster combs for consumer use.
Animal cruelty issues aside, with the huge rise in popularity of HA in recent years, it has become more cost effective to sell skincare products with synthetic HA, man-made in a lab through genetically modified bacterial fermentation. And though many dermatologists recommend the use of Hyaluronic Acid (either animal derived or synthetic) for temporarily moisturizing skin, most recognize (source in blog) that the molecule is actually too large to pass through the epidermis. The Hyaluronic Acid WE use in our products is needle and cruelty-free, vegan and purely botanical. And clinical studies have shown it has a better effect than natural and man-made Hyaluronic Acid (clinical study link in blog) - CONTINUED - link in profile #hyaluronicacid