Exploring Hyaluronic Acid: Understanding Molecular Weights

Exploring Hyaluronic Acid: Understanding Molecular Weights

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid, often abbreviated as HA, is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. It's a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture, making it a fantastic skincare ingredient. In its natural form, HA helps maintain skin hydration and lubrication while also promoting healthy collagen production.

However, as we age, our skin's natural HA production decreases, leading to dryness, fine lines, and a loss of skin elasticity. This is where skincare products with HA come to the rescue, helping to replenish and retain moisture in the skin.


The Hyaluronic Acid Duo and Trio

Low, Medium, and High Molecular Weight HA

Low Molecular Weight HA (LMW-HA): LMW-HA has smaller molecules, which allows it to penetrate deeper into the skin. It provides immediate hydration and helps plump the skin from within. LMW-HA can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production. It's an excellent choice for those with dry or dehydrated skin, as it offers intense hydration.

Medium Molecular Weight HA (MMW-HA): MMW-HA falls in between LMW-HA and HMW-HA in terms of molecular size. It provides both deep hydration and surface moisture retention. MMW-HA supports overall skin health and helps balance moisture levels.

High Molecular Weight HA (HMW-HA): HMW-HA has larger molecules that sit on the skin's surface, forming a protective barrier. It locks in moisture, preventing water loss and maintaining hydration levels. HMW-HA is suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin, as it provides a soothing and hydrating effect without clogging pores.

SC Organics’ HA-Enriched Selection

Hyaluronic Acid

  • Rebalancing Serum: crafted especially for barrier-impaired, rosacea-prone and sensitive skin types, promoting deep moisturizing action and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Stem Cell Universal Lotion: multipurpose spray formulated to rejuvenate mature and dehydrated skin, even out tones, increase skin’s natural moisture balance, and visibly restore elasticity while reducing wrinkles.
  • Stem Cell Regenerative Cream: rich in vitamin E and Omega 6+9 particles, it aids in improving and regulating the skin's moisture, as well as visibly strengthening collagen production.
  • Stem Cell Eye Essence: aids in combating puffy eyes, dark circles, and signs of ageing. It decreases wrinkles and promotes skin elasticity, preventing the skin from ageing.
  • Hydraflore Gentle Cleansing Milk: gentle cleanser reinforced with vitamins A, D, E and F that is suitable for all skin types and safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and toddlers. Its virgin nut oils, combined with plumping Hyaluronic Acid and antioxidants leave the skin soft and smooth.
  • Hydraflore Tenderness Cream Norm/Dry: formulated with Normal to Dry skin types in mind, provides hydration and protection to the outer layers of the epidermis whilst soothing sensitive and reactive skin that helps reduce inflammation and fortifies the skin from the inside out.
  • Lightness Cream Comb/Oily: lightweight, gentle and potent cream that is specially made for sensitive, normal to combination/oily skins. The Wild Pansy Extract aids in rebalancing sebaceous glands, purifying and detoxing skim whilst Hyaluronic Acid firms and tightens.
  • Hydraflore Resourcing Mask: formulated to renew, hydrate, soothe & strengthen the skin whilst fighting signs of ageing due to its Omega 6 and 9 properties that lock in moisture and hydrate the skin.


Hyaluronic Acid Duo

  • Lift Firming Serum: helps to improve skin tone, suppleness, and elasticity whilst stimulating elastin production and skin regeneration. Aiding to fight early signs of ageing, the Serum is beneficial for post-menopausal skin.
  • Lift Firming Mask: perfect for menopausal and aging skin aiming to restore firmness, radiance, and uniformity of complexion within the skin.
  • Hydra-Plumping Cream+: lightweight cream formulated with a moisturising complex of Duo Hyaluronic Acid chains, antioxidant-rich ingredients, and powerful natural oils, this cream helps to protect the skin from free radicals, plump, and promote cell growth.
  • Hydra-Calming Mask+: formulated with two chains of HA - short and medium-, and rich in vitamins A, D and F, promotes healing and protects the skin from cellular damage and trans epidermal water loss.
  • Eye Contour Cream: this luxurious Centella Eye Cream refines the skin texture of the eyelids, retaining moisture and delaying cellular aging.


Hyaluronic Acid Trio

  • Precious Orchid Cream: this brand-new luxury ultra-nourishing cream is a combination of Centella Asiatica, Hyaluronic Acid trio, and Vitamins E and C, providing a multi-layered hydration film to assist in reviving the elasticity, vitality, and radiance of the skin. 
  • Hydra-Booster Serum+: ultra-concentrated Hyaluronic Acid combining 3 molecular weight chains to target several layers of the skin to hydrate, calm, and firm.


By understanding the various molecular weights of hyaluronic acid and how they benefit your skin, you can make informed choices about which SC Organics product best suits your needs.

Whether you seek intense hydration, surface moisture retention, or a balanced approach, we've got you covered with the power of HA. Welcome to the world of radiant, hydrated skin with SC Organics!

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