EWG level: 1
This is is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in connective tissues such as cartilage. Sodium Hyaluronate is white fiber creamy powders. In cosmetics and personal care products, these ingredients are used mainly in the formulation of skin care products, lipsticks and eye and facial makeup. Sodium Hyaluronate and Potassium Hyaluronate are salts of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid has a number of approved medical uses. It has been used in eye surgery and in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. It is also approved to be injected under the skin to temporarily smooth wrinkles. Sodium Hyaluronate is considered more bioavailable to skin than pure hyaluronic acid.
Its functions are: Skin-Conditioning Agent – Miscellaneous; Humectant; Skin conditioning.
Ecological corcerns, Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)