When you hear the ingredients Hyaluronic Acid (HLA) and Sodium Hyaluronate (HA) what do you think of? Hydration? Anti Ageing? An Acid? Make no mistake this is a powerful anti-aging ingredient, but it’s not what the name suggests, this is not an exfoliating acid!


So what is the difference between these two powerful ingredients and which one should you use?

If you want to feel and see an instant improvement in your dry, rough and sun damaged skin texture, then Hyaluronic Acid (HLA) in the right formulation, is a key ingredient to look out for. This moisture magnet has a large molecular structure, which means it sits within the superficial layers of your skin to instantly plump and soften fine lines and improve surface hydration for instant relief. HLA protects your skin from external aggressors that cause dehydration, such as, wind, sun and pollution. Through this increased hydration all your other life changing cosmeceuticals will work more efficiently, even including your makeup. HLA dramatically improves the way your makeup sits, for a flawless, even finish. Last but not least, HLA boosts your skin’s wound healing response and increases collagen and elastin production, resulting in a youthful, plump and rejuvenated complexion.

Sodium Hyaluronate (HA) has all the amazing benefits of, and mimics Hyaluronic Acid, but is smaller in molecular size. This smaller molecular size enables it to reach the deeper layers of your skin which allows it to provide deep, long lasting hydration and enhances collagen and elastin production. In comparison to HLA, serums that contain HA alone, feel much lighter in texture.

So which one is better than the other? Neither! They both work synergistically together and depending on your skin concerns and preferences to the feel of a product, introducing both of these key ingredients to your skincare routine will cover all bases and reap all the possible benefits to keep your skin healthy, vibrant and youthful for years to come!

However, not all HLA + HA serums are created equal. Our go-to HLA product for instantly smooth, hydrated, soft skin is our Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum. What makes this miracle skin-saving product truly unique is that it contains 4 different variations of HLA and HA. This ensures all surface layers are protected, plumped and hydrated AND your deeper skin layers are too! It also means that your skin’s own HLA is naturally stimulated, restoring your skin’s vitality and luster.


If we produce Hyaluronic Acid in our skin naturally, why do we need more?

Unfortunately, as we age our skin produces less and less HLA. Various factors such as sun exposure and poor lifestyle habits also deplete this skin saving ingredient. By introducing HLA in your skincare routine, you are able to replace the depleting stores and keep your skin healthy, hydrated and youthful.

Did you know that HLA and HA help all skin types? Their benefits are endless! Not only do they keep your skin hydrated and youthful, but they also reduce inflammation, balance oil flow, regulate pigmentation and quickly heal traumatised skin, Making this product also great for congested, pimple prone and scarred skin. This is why we are obsessed with our hydrating cosmeceutical products, your skin has so much to gain.



Written by Yasmine & Lana – Cosmetic Dermal Therapists

Our Dermal Clinician’s Yasmine & Lana, aka skin experts, have over 40 years combined experience and for more than a decade they have been helping people transform their skin from their Melbourne skin clinic, The Aesthetic Lounge. Their results driven treatments, expert advice and high performance skincare is why their clients choose and trust them.
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