Mixing Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a natural polysaccharide (large sugar molecule) that occurs in various tissues (skin, synovial fluids of joints, connective tissues). Responsible for tissue hydration, lubrication, & tissue stability, holds 500 times its own weight of water. In skin care it is a powerful moisturizer & humectant that provides smoothness & softening to the skin. Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
We carry two different types:
-High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (HMW HA)
-Super Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (SLMW HA).
The High Molecular HA will create a thick gel and 2-3% is probably the maximum concentration you can dissolve.
The Super Low Molecular HA will stay a liquid to slightly viscous solution even at 8% concentration. Its advantage is that a higher concentration can be incorporated into formulations. However if you’re looking for added viscosity and a concentration between 1- 2% is fine then the HMW HA is the one to use.
We’re going to show you how to dissolve the HMW Hyaluronic Acid. In order to mix this fine powder with water you will need a stick blender, sheer mixer or homogenizer.
This video shows how to make a 2% Hyaluronic Acid concentration using HMW HA.
Step 1: Add 98.8g / 3.55oz of distilled water and 1.2g of Phenoxyethanol-SA to a disinfected glass beaker.
Step 2: Sprinkle 2g / 0.07oz HMW HA into the water. Mix well using a stick blender.
Step 3: The solution becomes very thick.
Step 4: Keep mixing until there are no visible lumps.
Step 5: If you want to keep this mixture, as a stock solution, add a preservative such as phenoxyethanol or benzyl alcohol.
HMW Hyaluronic Acid
For more information on the Hyaluronic Acid visit our website at www.makingcosmetics.com!