TOPICAL (External) USE:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a compound that occurs naturally in every tissue of the body, with the highest concentrations occurring in tissues such as skin, cartilage and eyes. Providing protection to cell structures, HA is the natural gel between skin cells that serves as a water reservoir for the cells. As we age our bodies start to produce less and less hyaluronic acid, which decreases moisture in our skin significantly. Applying hyaluronic acid topically is beneficial because it penetrates through the dead layer of the skin (stratum corner) and diffuses deeper into the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is unique in that it has the ability to hold in 1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid, giving it the capability to hold a lot of moisture in the skin. HA is good for all skin types including oily and combination skin.
Topically, Hyaluronic Acid has water storing properties, making it an ideal swelling agent and lubricant, leading to a perceptible and visible improvement of skin condition. In use, it forms a thin transparent viscous elastic surface film that helps to preserve the characteristics of youthful and healthy skin: suppleness, elasticity and tone.
Directions for topical use: Typically used at 0.1-2%. Hyaluronic acid is not readily soluble in water as it binds water very quickly forming a gel. Hyaluronic acid needs to be carefully sprinkled into the water under constant high-speed stirring (preferably with a hand mixer or vortex mixer). The mixture starts then thickening quickly and becomes a gel. At the point no additional hyaluronic acid can be added as there is no water left for hyaluronic acid to be dissolved in (additional hyaluronic acid would only form lumps).
Directions for ingestion use (as a suggestion only): Use 3/4 tsp. of HA Powder per 2.5 cups H2O . Shake well then refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. It should now be fully dissolved. Drink 1/4 cup a day.
Formulation: 2 gram of Hyaluronic Acid Powder will make 100 grams (3.53 ounces) of a 2% solution.