Sodium hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate is the water-soluble sodium salt form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in various connective tissues of humans that has a unique capacity for retaining water.

Skin care products that contain sodium hyaluronate are able to efficiently hydrate the skin while giving you a smoother, younger-looking complexion.

The functions of sodium hyaluronate are based on the ability of this molecule to absorb and hold water.

Sodium hyaluronate is able to hold more water than any other natural substance—up to 1,000 times its weight in water sodium hyaluronate is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG), a long polysaccharide (sugar molecule) composed of disaccharides called amino sugars and uronic acid. GAGs are negatively charged and thus tend to attract positively charged sodium and potassium ions.

In turn, this causes the GAGs to absorb and hold a large amount of water.

In the human body, sodium hyaluronate functions as a tissue lubricant and can be found wherever moisture is stored or lubrication between layers of tissue is required to eliminate friction.

Examples are the vitreous body of the eye itself, the joint cartilage, the synovial fluid in the joints, all the mucus membranes of the body, and the extracellular matrix of the skin. In fact, the sodium hyaluronate found within skin account for up to 50% of the body's total store of sodium hyaluronate.


Appearance: Fine White color powder with no odor
Loss on Drying: NMT 10.0%
ASSAY: NLT 95.0%