All of us are born with a certain amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our skin. As we age, our levels start to decline, which results in skin that wrinkles and sags easier. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it grabs moisture from the air and holds it in the epidermis. Not only is hyaluronic acid directly correlated to increases in skin moisture, it also adjusts its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity of the environment. This helps keep skin plump, firm and dewy.
Natural hyaluronic acid 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 when needed 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 hyaluronic acid. Synthetic hyaluronic acid is 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 of them recognize that the molecule is actually too large to pass through the epidermis. Therefore to receive the real skin-health benefits of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, it has to be injected with a needle into the deeper dermis.
Botanical hyaluronic acid, whose Latin name is Cassia Angustifolia, 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. Botanical hyaluronic acid also has the unique capability of making up for that lost, naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our own skin since it mimics the same polysaccharides, without some of the ethical and synthetic chemical issues related to other hyaluronic acid products on the market. When applied topically, this plant based hyaluronic acid penetrates the dermis to secure moisture in the skin and support elasticity and structure. The result is skin that feels soft and looks plump and firm.
Botanical hyaluronic acid is incredibly effective in making your skin clear, supple and plump, for all skin types and conditions, while also being 100% natural and ethically derived. The hyaluronic acid that we use in our products is cruelty-free, vegan and purely botanical. It is an essential component for skin that is in need of hydration. Clinical studies have shown it has a better effect than natural and man-made hyaluronic acid in providing higher moisturizing, softening and overall improvement of skin complexion. So when choosing the source of our hyaluronic acid, there is no question we would use the purest, safest and most humane option in delivering the best results for moisturizing, restructuring and healing.
You can experience botanical hyaluronic acid in the Rose Water Calming Toner.