Hydrate Your Skin With Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronate is a dream humectant because of its ability to sit on the skin's surface and keep water from evaporating over the course of the day. If you remove Hyaluronate from your skin immediately, you totally negate its effectiveness. Well, not totally. At most, Hyaluronate acts as an expensive thickener when used in a cleanser, as not as the dream humectant it’s meant to be. All this to say, to use Hyaluronate in the context of a rinse-off is to not make full use of this ingredient’s numerous benefits.
Even if the Hyaluronate chains are able to quickly penetrate the skin surface—that is, they are of appropriate length for skin permutation and subsequent “inside out” hydration—there is some evidence that Hyaluronate may work efficiently only on skin already amply hydrated. In some cases, Sodium Hyaluronate has been shown to actually restrict the delivery of water and other key macromolecules into the skin’s surface in skin’s whose barrier is compromised. Read: Hyaluronate works most effectively as a moisturizer on skin already sufficiently hydrated. It won’t work at its optimum utility in a cleanser.
If Hyaluronate is to be used as an effective moisturizer, it should be used in a product that follows a gentle and hydrating face wash, or a hyaluronic-heavy face cream. This is why most Hyaluronic Acid products are either rich creams or serums meant to follow face wash. (Hint hint we use Sodium Hyaluronate in our Vital Morning Face Cream, to lock in the moisture given to skin with the Everyday Face Wash.)
At Geologie we’re obsessed with giving ingredients the best chance to work for you. This means using Sodium Hyaluronate, just not in our cleanser.