The Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum in South Africa
What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan found throughout the body’s connective tissue. Glycosaminoglycans are simply long unbranched carbohydrates, or sugars, called polysaccharides. Furthermore, hyaluronic acid serums are moisture magnets, also called humectants, and help your cells retain as much moisture as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy. Why is this important? Because hydration is key to plumper, smoother, and more radiant skin. Our hyaluronic acid serum instantly plump up the skin, locks in moisture and reveals a smooth, glowing and hydrated complexion. This seemingly magical substance can bind and hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. We like to call hyaluronic acid “skin care’s little miracle” because it’s effective for all skin types, and easy to apply to your skin daily with a skin hydrating and plumping natural toner. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a unique formula that is organic, luxurious and exceptional with a 2.6% concentration of multiple hyaluronic acid weights, as well as some other valuable skin-correcting ingredients.
Benefits of SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Serum
- Deep hydration that lasts all day
- Boosts collagen and elastin
- Dewy and radiant skin
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Increased resilience
- Detoxifies the skin
- Fast absorbing
- Fantastic humectant
- Skin cell regeneration
- Suitable for all skin types | daily AM and PM use
- Natural, organic and luxurious anti-ageing formula for superior skin hydration
- Produced in small batches for outstanding quality and freshness
- 100% natural ingredients, formulated without sulphates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, SLSs or PEGs
- Handcrafted in the beautiful region of the Garden Route, situated in the Western Cape of South Africa
Hyaluronic | pronounced : hiya-loo-ron-nick
Hyaluronic acid is also known as : Hyaluronate, Acide Hyaluronique, Ácido Hialurónico, HA, Glycoaminoglycan, Glycoaminoglycane, Hyaluran, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate de Sodium, Hyaluronate Sodium, Hylan, Sodium Hyaluronate or mispronounced as Hydraulic Acid or Hyaluric
Isabella G | BAKOVEN
“Absolutely superb! My skin loves the serum and oil – just soaks it in. What a fantastic combination. The ingredients work beautifully together. Very happy with your products!”
William S | Camps Bay
“I have come to realize now more than ever that one should be very aware of what you put in an on your body. Your products fit in perfectly with our natural, organic and high vibrational lifestyle!”
Melony T | Constantia
“I look forward to my new morning ritual now. It’s an aromatherapy experience every morning which is a great start to my day. My colleagues and friends constantly asking me what perfume or skincare I use. I’ve converted many of them :)”
Marianne S | East London
“The moment I applied the hyaluronic acid serum I knew I loved it! The smell is so beautiful – I don’t need perfume. My hubby loves kissing my cheeks just to catch a wiff .. LOL!”
Deon B | Cape St Francis
“Thank you so much for your professional and exceptional service. Ordered our hyaluronic acid serum and received it within 48 hours. The purchase was effortless. Will definitely buy again.”
Francesco M | Llandudno
“I did well by my wife. She loves it! We are always looking for good quality, locally produced products. I actually found you by accident on Instagram – glad I did!”
Bonang M | Johannesburg
“I’ve been using your active botanical face oil and hyaluronic acid serum for the past year. One of the best skincare purchases I’ve made all year. My skin has improved exponentially! Thank you!”
9 Surprising Hyaluronic Acid Serum Benefits
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid serum helps to reduce wrinkles, firm up skin, improve texture, and replenishes cell moisture. Since dehydrated skin is one of the main causes of wrinkles, hyaluronic acid replenishes lost moisture and helps reduce the appearance of any fine lines.
Dewy skin. This is a trait commonly sought through the use of moisturizers, oils, or highlighters, but hyaluronic acid serum adds moisture to the skin, which in turn gives your skin a more dewy look.
Hydration. Hyaluronic acid’s main uses and benefits are keeping skin moist and lubricated. It helps to replenish and hold cell moisture, leading to hydrated, plump skin.It is a superstar at alleviating dry skin.
Smooth and radiant skin. Hyaluronic acid serum helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles retaining moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn’t busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
Increased resilience. A good tip to remember: preservatives used in a lot of products can break down your barrier by killing off the good bacteria that also defend the surface of your skin against toxins. The result is a loss of moisture, as well as potential irritation and even infection. Our Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Active Botanical Oil provide a double barrier: not just against the many external stressors, such as pollution, but also against the excessive loss of water.
Humectant. Hyaluronic acid serums are moisture binders, which means that they attach themselves to water in the cells making them plump. Hyaluronic acid can draw moisture from the air and keep your skin moist, holding almost 1000 times its weight in water. It’s not only a moisturizer, it has the ability to hold extra moisture.
Stimulates skin cell regeneration. Hyaluronic acid helps promote skin cell regeneration by offering extra hydration and barrier protection to the skin. This naturally leads to healthier cells and a more dewy complexion.
Non-irritating: For the most part, hyaluronic acid is non-irritating and safe for use with all skin types.
Hyaluronic Acid Molecules | Size Does Matter
Which hyaluronic acid is beneficial for skin has to do with its molecular weight and concentration. The molecular weight refers to its mass, or how big the HA molecule is. This is measured in something called unified atomic mass units, or dalton for short.
Different molecular weights penetrate to different levels of the skin. Molecules with lower molecular weight are smaller, and can therefore reach the deeper layers of skin. There, they sustain skin’s moisture content. Hyaluronic acid serums with higher molecular weights, on the other hand, remain closer to the surface, where they can deliver the most visible results with a shorter life-span as the results will be washed away with the next cleansing ritual.
For reference, here are the various molecular weights of hyaluronic acid:
- High molecular weight (HMW) HA = 1.0 – 1.5 Million Daltons (1000 – 1,500 kDa)
- Low molecular weight (LMW) HA = 0.8 – 1.0 Million Daltons (800 – 1000 kDA)
- Extra Low Molecular Weight (ELMW) HA = 80,000 – 110,000 Daltons (80 – 100 kDa)
- Super Low Molecular Weight (SLMW) HA = less than 50,000 Daltons (50 kDa)
- Ultra Low Molecular Weight (ULMW) HA = lesss than 6,000 Daltons (6 kDa)
Ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid serums have the highest skin penetration ability among all types of hyaluronic acid serums. It is one of the most effective ingredients to restore the youthfulness of the skin from within. As anti-ageing aficionados, we use at least 69% ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid in our formulation. It is an extremely expensive ingredient but it is worth it if you want great results. Remember, you get what you pay for!
In order to maximize the benefits of our Hyaluronic Youth Serum, we highly recommend adding an occlusive or emollient ingredient into your routine, like our Active Botanical Face Oil. It seals in the moisture drawn into skin by the hyaluronic acid, and the two work together to ensure skin is both hydrated and stays that way. To offset this inevitable moisture loss — and therefore minimize dryness, lines and wrinkles, and other signs of ageing — it is important to incorporate it into your daily routine to ensure you can reap all of the benefits.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum is your most fundamental skincare ally and should form the basis of any effective skincare routine. It is the main component of the extracellular matrix, the thing that holds cells together to form living tissue like skin. It gives your skin structure, is responsible for that plump-hydrated looking effect, plays a pivotal role in the wound healing process, and decreases as we age making us more susceptible to sagging and wrinkles.
Packed with an optimal concentration of lower and higher weighted hyaluronic molecules, it provides instant hydration at the surface and deeper skin layers. The ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper skin layers, leaving skin feeling firmer, refreshed and visibly more radiant for the long term.
Higher weight hyaluronic molecules provide immediate intensive hydration to the surface layers of the skin.
When used as part of your daily skincare routine, SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Serum improves the skin matrix and acts as a super-hydrator, improving skin health and reducing the formation of wrinkles caused by dehydration.
SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Serum is handcrafted with superior quality, organic ingredients. You won’t find better quality hyaluronic youth serum in this price range anywhere in South Africa – GUARANTEED or YOUR MONEY BACK!
Hyaluronic | pronounced : hiya-loo-ron-nick
- Smooth and Soft Skin 87% 87%
- Immediate Hydration 93% 93%
- Less Wrinkles & Lines | average 3-4 weeks 96% 96%
- Radiant Complextion 89% 89%
- Dewy, Glowing Skin 95% 95%
Hyaluronic Acid Serum | Ingredients
SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a luxurious, rose-infused formula that delivers intense hydration to keep dry, dull skin supple and dewy. It firms and tightens, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin vibrates in perfect harmony.
ORGANIC & WILDCRAFTED – SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Serum is naturally formulated, with organically grown and wildcrafted ingredients. We work with small farmers to ensure top quality essential oils to offer you the most potent, handcrafted botanical product available. Our products are sustainably packaged, cruelty-free, environment-friendly and handcrafted in South Africa.
BETTER INGREDIENTS | BETTER RESULTS
● Paraben free ● Alcohol free ● Transparent labeling ● No artificial colours ● No artificial scents ● No GMO-sourced ingredients
Handcrafted in small batches. Our hyaluronic acid serum is wildcrafted, 100% organic, natural and handmade in small batches. We research, curate, infuse, and combine our carefully sourced ingredients to create the most effective skin care possible. Our goal is to bring the luxury of natural skincare to the everyday beauty routine.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Active Botanical Face Oil
Brighten, renew, tighten, equalize, regenerate and defend with this luxurious skincare duo. A clean, high-performance formula designed to optimize your daily beauty regimen without sacrificing results. Smoother, brighter and revitalised-looking skin begins to emerge within only 14 days. Pores look diminished, skin appears to brighten as dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles visibly fade.
HYDRATION vs MOISTURE. Often used interchangeably, hydration and moisture are in fact two distinct needs of all skin. Hydrating the skin means increasing its water content, one of the most basic building blocks of skin cells and a must for a well-functioning, balanced complexion. Moisturising involves the use of oils to nourish and strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier, seal in vital hydration and protect against external aggressors. This need for both water to hydrate and oil to moisturise is the foundation for how Hyaluronic Youth Serum and Active Botanical Oil work together to support healthy, naturally radiant skin.
Active Botanical Face Oil. Nourish & Transform Your Skin
Active Botanical Face Oil is a luxurious anti-ageing oil, formulated with 14 ambitiously regenerating and indulgent plant and botanical oils for nourishing and regenerative cell renewal. At the heart of this transformative oil is a 33-day process which begins with base oils followed by the meticulous infusion of high-performance plants, ensuring their full spectrum of nutrition is captured. Hyaluronic Acid Serum works synergistically with the Active Botanical Face Oil – one for deep cellular hydration and the other for superior cellular nourishment.
- 14 Restorative essential extracts for a healthy radiance
- Balancing minerals
- Brightening vitamins
- Nourishing omegas
- Moisturising fatty acids
- Restorative phytonutrients
- Free-radical fighting antioxidants
- Suitable for all skin types | daily AM and PM use
- 100% natural ingredients, formulated without parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrance, phthalates, PEGs or SLSs.
Active Botanical Face Oil is a powerful, multi-correctional anti-ageing face oil infused with 14 ambitiously regenerating and indulgent plant and botanical oils.
These superior quality oils are sourced from conscious growers around the globe and takes 33 days to complete. Our potent concentration delivers optimal ratios of healing phytonutrients, free-radical fighting antioxidants, nourishing fatty acids, and brightening vitamins to renew, repair, protect, and tone the skin. This infusion contains cold-pressed botanical oils and essential oils of the highest-grade to amplify the performance of this serum.
Active Botanical Face Oil | Nourish, Protect, Renew
Smooth and Soft Skin
Less Lines and Wrinkles - average 3-4 weeks
Nourished, Radiant Skin
Youthful, Glowing Skin
Hyaluronic Acid: Everything You Need to Know
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Despite the use of the word “acid,” hyaluronic acid is not an exfoliator, but actually a lightweight yet incredibly powerful skin humectant that keeps your skin moisturised all day long.
It is found naturally in our bodies so it is an ingredient that is highly compatible for our skin. The kind your body naturally produces is a humectant, a healer, a protector, and a plumper.
The hyaluronic acid within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin and joints, but also prevent all that moisture from evaporating into the air.
Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older.
How do I use hyaluronic acid serum?
Hyaluronic acid is an ideal ingredient for applying over damp skin so that it can draw water into your skin to leave it intensely hydrated. It is really important that it is sealed with a finishing facial oil or moisteriser to maximise its effectiveness. Oils penetrate better and their particles are much smaller than moisterisers, leading to superior absorption – see our SkinSense Organic Active Botanical Anti-Ageing Oil.
As hyaluronic acid serum is a lightweight watery fluid, it is important to apply BEFORE your heavier oils or creams.
We love that our hyaluronic acid serum is super compatible and works alongside any other skincare products like retinols, vitamin serums etc.
what are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
The key benefit of hyaluronic acid is hydration and that unbelievable ability to retain moisture.
To understand how important moisture is for the skin, you have to first know that dehydrated skin — when the top layer of skin doesn’t have enough water — appears dry, rough, and flaky.
Skin hydration is important because hydrated skin looks more plump, healthier, more vibrant and younger too.
Can i use a hyaluronic acid serum if i have oily skin?
Absolutely. Many times we see oily skin concerns often caused by dehydration and overwashing. You can still have oily skin and still be severely dehydrated.
Unlike other moisturising ingredients, hyaluronic acid is incredibly lightweight so if you have oily skin, it can really help maintain hydration without heaviness.
HYALURONIC ACID ON HAIR
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means that it can absorb and hold onto water. When applied to damp hair, it hydrates the hair follicle and cuticle. As a result, you may notice that your hair feels softer and looks less frizzy.
WHICH SKIN CONCERNS ARE HYALURONIC IDEAL FOR?
Wrinkles come about from the loss of three important components in the skin: collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. If elastin is not bathed in water it becomes dry and brittle.
Hyaluronic acid revitalizes skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and glowingly hydrated to instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Use SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Youth Serum twice daily to assist deep hydration.
WHERE IN THE BODY IS HYALURONIC FOUND?
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes.
Although hyaluronic acid can be found naturally in most every cell in the body, it’s greatest concentrations are found in the skin tissue. Almost half the body’s hyaluronic acid is found in the skin’s collagen.
It is found in both the skin’s deep underlying dermal areas as well as the visible epidermal top layers. Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains large amounts of hyaluronic acid. It keeps the skin stay young and healthy.
HYALURONIC ACID molecular weights
The molecule sizes of different hyaluronic acids vary from bigger molecules that sit closer to the skin’s surface to smaller ones that go in deeper into the epidermis.
For a hyaluronic acid serum to deliver both instant and long-lasting effects, you need a combination of molecular weights.
Low- and medium-weight hyaluronic acid molecules penetrate deeper into the skin’s structure, providing maximum below-the-surface hydration and in turn rehydrating skin cells over time.
High-weight hyaluronic acid molecules deliver immediate intensive hydration to the surface layers of the skin for an instant smoothing and firming effect.
Our skin actually contains hyaluronic acid itself, and so this bottling of multi-weight molecules in many ways mimics what’s going on in skin. The different weights may signal different cellular responses in the skin, triggering different pathways of healing and repair mechanisms.
HYALURONIC ACID IN SKIN YOUNG VS. OLD
SkinSense Hyaluronic Acid Serum is neither fatty nor occlusive (pore clogging).
It turns out that hyaluronic acid also provides an antioxidant defense against environmental assault. Now that’s what we call a multitasking anti-aging ingredient!
HYALURONIC ACID SOUTH AFRICA
We are the leading online supplier of superior quality Hyaluronic Acid Serum in South Africa. Our ingredients are superior and carefully selected from the best suppliers worldwide.
WHY IS HYALURONIC acid IMPORTANT?
As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally, so the skin becomes dehydrated more easily.
Just like your natural levels of collagen and elastin start to decline with time, so does your hyaluronic acid. In fact, they may drop as dramatically as 50% by the time you’re 40.
Both hyaluronic acid and collagen are important because they maintain the skin’s layers and structure. Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen.
Hyaluronic acid retains water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic. With age, the ability of the skin to produce hyaluronic acid decreases.
Hyaluronic acid provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Companies Claiming Higher Concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid?
There are suppliers that claim higher hyaluronic acid levels in their products, but technically it’s just not possible. Sodium hyaluronate (smaller molecule of hyaluronic acid) typically makes up 1 to 2 percent of a solution, which is primarily comprised of water.
Claims of 10%, 75% and even a ludicrous 100% hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate are simply misleading. To be clear .. 100% would be pure powder and 5% would be like rubber.
In any case, high concentrations would act as a sponge and simply draw out moisture from the skin, thus causing dryness. Any honest and responsible formulator will tell you that it’s not possible to formulate a HA serum at more than 2.6% sodium hyaluronate.
How often should I use hyaluronic acid serum?
The best is to apply once in the morning, and once in the evening – every single day if you can as part of your daily skincare regimen.
Apply to clean, bare and damp skin and immediately follow with your favourite (hopefully organic) skincare oil or moisteriser.
does hyaluronic acid have any side effects?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in our skin, and as a result one shouldn’t expect any problems. If people complain of rashes or any other issues related to hyaluronic acid containing products, it is often a result of a another ingredient, such as chemicals, parabens or preservatives.
HYALURONIC ACID SERUM DISCHEM
You will not find our organic, natural and preservative free hyaluronic acid serum at any Dischem pharmacy as we produce our serums in small batches and keep them in coolers up an until shipping to preserve their freshness. It is recommended to keep skincare products in a cool, dark and dry place will extend their shlef life.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum | South Africa - since 2011
SkinSense products are vegan, cruelty free, eco-friendly and lovingly handmade in small batches at a private studio in the Garden Route of South Africa.
The way we make our products is what separates us from most skincare brands. Every SkinSense product is handmade in small batches. Hand making every product may take us slightly longer, but we believe that quality skincare requires skill, time and care.
When you buy from us, you are buying a bottle of hyaluronic acid serum that is full of our care and passion. This is our promise to you.
I believe it is time for beauty to evolve. Society is coming full circle and realising that choosing natural ingredients is better for us and our world.
I want you to experience the joyful everyday moments of using our products with their uplifting scents, delicious textures and effective results.
Be part of the beauty evolution.
HYALURONIC ACID SERUM | OUR MISSION
1. We Evolve Beauty
We believe it is time for beauty to evolve. Society is coming full circle and realising that choosing natural ingredients and green packaging is better for us and our world. We make hyaluronic acid serum that is a pleasure to use. We want you to experience the joyful everyday moments of using our products with their uplifting scents, delicious textures and effective results.
2. Locally Made, Not Imported
We make all of our own products, and that means we know what is in them, why each ingredient is included and where every single ingredient comes from. A large number of skincare brands outsource their production to industrial factories. By making ourselves we are able to innovate and avoid toxic standard practices (like cheap chemical fillers or adding tiny ineffective amounts of active ingredients). We know what is in our hyaluronic acid serum, why it is there and where it comes from. This extra level of involvement we have in every element of product creation, from initial ideas through to the finished product, is what makes us stand out from the crowd.
3. Freshly Made in Small Batches
The way we make our products is what separates us from most skincare brands. Every hyaluronic acid serum is handmade in small batches. Hand making every product may take us slightly longer, but we believe that quality skincare requires skill, time and care. When you buy from us, you are buying a bottle full of our care and passion. This is our promise to you.
4. Tried and Tested for 11 Years – since 2011
We love the fact that vegan, natural and organic beauty is becoming a permanent feature at the forefront of people’s minds, but we are extremely proud of the fact that we have been pioneering this type of skincare for over 11 years. We are constantly learning new things, tweaking our products to help them perform better, and finding new exciting ingredients, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s what keeps helping SkinSense to evolve.
5. What Would Nature Do?
Nature is the source of our inspiration. We don’t just use natural ingredients. We use the genius of nature. Many of our active ingredients were developed by another living organism (thank you flowers, plants, roots and trees) to help their own cells thrive and prosper in some of the harshest conditions in the world. So, whenever we are searching for a new ingredient that can help with hydration, nutrition, protection, strengthening, elasticity or anything else, our first question is always ‘what would nature do?’
6. Intuitive Brain, Natural Heart
We use intuitive methods to find the most effective natural solutions to skincare concerns, and create the most effective formulas. We don’t use science to ‘add’ to nature in the form of synthetic chemicals. We are led by nature, and guided by intuition as we believe that this is the only way we can create truly effective natural skincare.
7. Long Termism Goes a Long Way
If you want to run a good venture then you need to think of the long term. Long termism isn’t flashy, throwaway packaging. Nor is it ingredients that mask issues rather than help to solve them. To us, long termism is the drive behind our desire to grow, learn and evolve.
In the long term, people will keep buying and recommending products that genuinely help to achieve healthy and lasting results. So, rather than just simply follow trends, we evolve unique products that actually work. That is why we always take a long-term view when it comes to not only our products, but our customers and the planet too.
8. Honest Leads To Goodness
We are proud of our products and believe in only using the highest quality ingredients for efficacy and value for money. In an industry known for superficiality, dishonesty and exploiting insecurities … we are proud to make products that are kind, effective, natural and well worth buying.
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