Our Hero HA serum contains 1% hyaluronic acid, helping to replenish moisture in the surface layers of the skin for a plump and hydrated appearance, complexion brightening niacinamide (vitamin B3), skin soothing allantoin and skin nourishing and repairing aloe vera extract.
This silky serum is best applied by dropping 2-3 drops directly onto freshly washed, damp skin. Because it's a humectant - which means it draws water to the skin - it needs something external to draw moisture from so follow with a face oil, serum and/or moisturiser.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a molecule that can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water. It occurs naturally in the body and generally decreases with age, which is why most skin types – even oily and acne-prone skins – respond so well when it's introduced artificially. In the skin it exists in the epidermis and keeps the skin hydrated and supple due to its high water retention ability.
Glycerin is a sugar alcohol which acts as an emollient and humectant, a type of moisturizing agent that pulls water from the air and locks it into the outer layer of your skin.
Niacinamide also known as vitamin B3, works with the natural substances in your skin and is said to help regulate sebum production, improve the appearance of enlarged pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and hyperpigmentation and brighten the complexion. Niacinamide's anti-inflammatory properties can make it a good treatment for skin inflammations, such as acne, as it is relatively non-irritating compared with other acne treatments. This makes it an especially attractive option for people with dry or sensitive skin.
Allantoin is a healing, moisturising, soothing and anti-irritating agent useful in dermatological and cosmetic products. It is a valuable cell-proliferating, healing agent which stimulates healthy tissue formation and is said to help soften skin.
Aloe vera is known for its antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is an ingredient famous for its skin moisturising, soothing and damage repairing benefits.
Our hyaluronic acid has a molecular weight of greater than 0.8 x 106 Daltons
Please note that there are two main sources of hyaluronic acid, the first being animal extracted (from rooster combs typically) and the second being bacterial fermentation. The hyaluronic acid used in this formula is from bacterial fermentation using corn-derived glucose. It's still classified as natural, and used in natural and organic cosmetic manufacturing.
In the interest of transparency and in-keeping with our ethos to inspire people to DIY, we also provide the recipe so you can make it yourself! Find it HERE.