Sodium Hyaluronate: Skin Benefits

What Is Cosmetic-grade Sodium Hyaluronate?

Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid commonly used in skin care products. This hyaluronic acid derivative is a group of sugar units consisting of Na-N-acetyl glucosamine glucuronate. It is found in body tissues and fluids and decreases with age. Therefore, large amounts of sodium hyaluronate are produced for hydration and retention. Here you will learn more about sodium hyaluronate, its uses, and products.

What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic-grade Sodium Hyaluronate for Skin?

Cosmetic-grade sodium hyaluronate provides many benefits to the human body and skin. In addition to cosmetic grade, there are also food grade and medical grade, and it has excellent moisturizing and repairing power.

Such sodium hyaluronate is easily included in serums, lotions, and other skincare products for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties. You can rejuvenate your skin from within with it:

  • Moisturizing: It is very moisturizing as it can attract and retain moisture from the environment and reduce dryness. In the long run, your skin will look smoother and plumper.
  • Prevention: It scavenges inflammatory factors and free radicals in the body to prevent redness, acne, dark spots, wrinkles, and other skin damage.
  • Repair: Physicians may find broad use in wound healing due to the content of sodium hyaluronate. Therefore, in the medical field, salts are used in joint surgery, dry eye syndrome, etc.

Sodium Hyaluronate and Hyaluronic Acid

Sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid both act as moisturizers in skin care, makeup, and cleansing products. Nevertheless, the salt form has a better moisturizing effect due to the following reasons.

  • Due to its low molecular weight, sodium hyaluronate can penetrate the skin surface. This allows sodium hyaluronate to reach deeper areas, whereas hyaluronic acid was mostly only able to act on the surface.
  • It is also more stable because it is less prone to oxidation. Therefore, HA derivatives have better performance in skincare products.

In the cosmetics industry, HA and its sodium salt are interchangeable. Both are ideal choices for beauty lovers.

Cosmetic-grade Sodium Hyaluronate Products

Stanford Chemicals is a leading supplier of cosmetic-grade sodium hyaluronate and related products. On our website, you can find high, medium, and low molecular weight sodium hyaluronate. You can find the suitable product in the table below.

Table 1 Cosmetic-grade Sodium Hyaluronate Products

Product Name Molecular Weight Recommended Usage

(High Molecular Weight Sodium Hyaluronate)

≥1,800kDa 0.1%-0.5%

(Sodium Hyaluronate)

1,000kDa ~ 1,800kDa

(Low Molecular Weight Sodium Hyaluronate)

10kDa ~ 1,000kDa
Hyacross™ Hyaluronic Acid Elastomer 1%-5%

Is Sodium Hyaluronate Approved by the FDA?

Sodium hyaluronate has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the cosmetic industry as a dermal filler. Additionally, Stanford Chemicals‘ cosmetic hyaluronic acid is Ecocert certified and our daily operations follow ISO 9001 and GMP standards. You can visit our website for more information.