Science & Technology: Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a widely marketed ingredient in moisturizers, masques, boosters and serums because it is known for it's powerful hydrating properties as it holds 1,000 times its weight in water.


With the need for wearing face masks in shops, the stress of managing new regimes and challenges from the Corona Coaster and summer, most people's skin is dehydrated and could use a little help with the aid of thirst quenching ingredients.


Sodium Hyaluronate (SH) is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid that helps to retain the moisture levels in skin tissue. There is a further researched ingredient called Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer (SHC) that retains 5 times more water than normal SH which increases the skins moisture giving it a weeks worth of hydration in one application. It also naturally fights free radicals to help prevent cell damage and skin ageing. This unique cross-linked ingredient traps moisture to deliver time-released hydration which improves skin elasticity and suppleness.


About half of the hyaluronic acid that is naturally in the body is found in the skin where it helps bind water to help the skin retain moisture. When hyaluronic acid is applied on the skin it helps reduce fine lines, redness and prevent skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis by maintaining a healthy barrier function.

It has been proven that hydration boosts the overall skin health, that Dermalogica have added an additional hydration mesh into their daily moisturisers such as Active Moist, Skin Smoothing Cream and Intensive Moisture Balance to help keep skin hydrated throughout the day. There are many products in the Dermalogica range that have Hyaluronic Acid in them, as you can see it plays a big role in their ingredients and there is at least one product in each range that contains this special ingredient holding 1,000 times its weight in water.


Skin Hydrating Masque (SHC)

Calm Water Gel (dual hyaluronic acid technology)

Skin Hydrating Booster (SH)

Daily Resurfacer (SH)

Lip Renewal Complex (SH)

Overnight Clearing Gel (SH)

Pure Light SPF50 (SH)

UltraCalming Serum Concentrate (SH)

Body Hydrating Cream (SH)

Sheer Tint SPF20 (SHC)

PhytoNature Firming Serum (next generation hyaluronic acid)

Intensive Eye Repair (SH)

Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 (SH)

Multi Active Toner (SH)

Sound Sleep Cocoon (SHC)

Stress Positive Eye Lift (unique blend of hyaluronic acid)


In a daily environment that has many factors zapping moisture from your skin- heaters, air conditioning, sunshine, etc it's important to rehydrate through water consumption and product application. Quench your skins thirst with this amazing ingredient daily to prevent dehydration, premature ageing and fine lines! A full range of Dermalogica is available on our website www.orchidsretreat.co.uk/dermalogica

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