Three Factors to Consider When Choosing a Hyaluronic Acid

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While there are many HA options on the market, there are certain considerations you will want to factor in when choosing a formula for your spa:

  1. “You’ll want to check the ingredient deck. Specifically, you’re looking for L-sodium hyaluronate, which is the purest form of hyaluronic acid. This water-regulating molecule is capable of binding up to 6,000 times its weight in water, effectively plumping, lubricating, and moisturizing the skin. Second, take note of where it falls in the ingredient deck. If it’s last or close to the bottom of a long list of ingredients, that’s a sign the product may have very little hyaluronic in it.”—Shannon Esau, CEO and national educator, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals
  2. “The most important factor to consider when picking a product with HA would be to take a close look at any other ingredients that are combined with it.”—Deb Uhrberg, president, Scandic Beauty
  3. “The two main factors to consider when choosing an HA product are the type, as in whether it’s a high or low molecular weight HA, and the concentration of HA. In order to be efficient, cosmetic products need to contain enough HA. For example, the Masque Seconde Peau contains more than 80 percent of low molecular weight HA, which makes it remarkable in fighting skin aging.”—Laure Bouscharain, head of research & development, Biologique Recherche


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