Hyaluronic Acid Powder
Hyaluronic acid has fabulous benefits for skin care and joint health.
Its ability to attract and bind to water helps to moisturize the skin and cushion joints.
Buying hyaluronic acid powder gives you the ability to control exactly how much of this fantastic ingredient you use.
You can use it in your homemade skin care preparations or as a supplement.
Things To Consider Before You Buy
One of the biggest differences between hyaluronic acid powders is the molecular weight:
Hyaluronic acid in its natural form is a very large molecule which can’t be easily absorbed by your skin.
It’s known as high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. And it sits on the surface where it acts as a humectant, attracting water and preventing its loss.
This helps to keep the skin well hydrated.
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid usually comes as sodium hyaluronate (you can also get high molecular weight sodium hyaluronate).
This can be more easily absorbed by the skin providing real internal moisturization.
For this reason, it’s very popular for skin care purposes.
Now, you might be thinking this seems like the obvious type to choose.
But, it’s worth knowing that some people prefer to use high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
This is because the low molecular weight type is linked to inflammation as it’s thought to have a role in the inflammatory response.
Whether or not using this actually poses any problem for normal healthy people is far from clear.
And there are many people who prefer to use low molecular weight and experience no problems.
Because not only is it absorbed by the skin, as mentioned above.
But also, there’s scientific evidence that shows it can reduce lines and wrinkles when applied topically.
The choice is yours.