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Is Hyaluronic acid and Sodium Hyaluronate The Same?

Jan 18, 2019

Believe that the woman that loves beauty is very familiar to hyaluronic acid and Sodium Hyaluronate, which can be used to keep skin moisturized. Face masks are also often emphasized to contain hyaluronic acid composition. What is hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate?

Hyaluronic acid and Sodium Hyaluronate

In simple terms:

Chemically: hyaluronic acid ≠ sodium hyaluronate

Commercial: hyaluronic acid = sodium hyaluronate

Someone may have confusions that why?


In fact, sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt form of hyaluronic acid chemically.

From the perspective of sales, sodium hyaluronate is a common form of commercial hyaluronic acid.


What we commonly say is hyaluronic acid, it is also a colloquial name. The manufacturer use hyaluronic acid to make it clear that this product has the effect of moisturizing. If a product contains hyaluronic acid, you will know that the product has a hydrating effect, but it actually contains sodium hyaluronate. Hyaluronic acid is also known as BONIAOSUAN in Taiwan. Therefore, a commodity commonly referred to as hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate is sodium hyaluronate actually.

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