Price: $29.90 NZD
Hyaluronic acid (1.25%) in a base of Lavender Hydrosol
In a high quality 100 mL pump bottle
Ingredients: Botanical Hyaluronic acid (1.25%), New Zealand Lavender flower hydrosol, Lavender pure essential oil, *Natural fragrance (as preservative)
*From plant essential oil fractions and acting as a broad spectrum preservative. Ecocert and Cosmos approved. [my note: 'Naticide' cannot be printed on label as copyrighted]
A guide to hyaluronic acid concentrations:
More concentrated is not necessarily better with Hyaluronic Acid. Clinical research has shown that a concentration in a range of 1% to 2% is the ideal.
0.5%: clinically effective, minimum needed for results - used in most skincare creams and gels where several other ingredients are included. 1%: ideal for dropper bottle as very liquid.
1.25%: starting to thicken slightly and become more gel like, not so easy to use in a dropper bottle but works well in a serum pump. 1.5%: a little thicker gel still and starting to get difficult to pour and get last amounts out of bottle. 2%: much thicker gel, impossible to pour so only suitable as part of a lotion or cream [NOTE: genuine products in a serum bottle won't exceed 1.25%]
√ Low molecular weight - As Sodium Hyaluronate, ensuring low molecular weight and guaranteed penetrability into the skin.
√ Vegan - a botanical form of hyaluronic acid produced from by-products of corn or wheat and yeast fermentation [gluten intolerant people have successfully used this product but a patch test is essential. Use this trial size to test for any sensitivity]. Often hyaluronic acid is from animal sources including rooster combs.
Hyaluronic acid - potent skin hydrator, anti-aging, wrinkle fighter, collagen booster
Lavender hydrosol - long been known for its beautifying effects - softens and rejuvenates skin, helps to balance oils and tighten skin pores, cools, soothes and reduces any redness. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive, damaged and fragile.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin but is depleted as we age, leading to loss of moisture, elasticity and collagen. People using it, notice their skin is much "dewier" like young skin, bags under eyes are reduced and skin texture is smoother.
Clinical tests have shown reductions in skin sagging, improvement in cheekbone contours, lip volume and decreased wrinkle depth and volume with placebo groups showing no such improvements. It's also helpful for soothing acne, rosacea, bites and sunburn as well as fostering wound and burn repair.
How to use: After cleansing, apply to face, lips, eye area and neck. We recommend following with a facial oil such as Rosehip to seal in the moisture (See our Rosehip and Immortelle facial oil).