HYALURONIC

The Hydration SuperStar!

AN ALL-IN-ONE, ADVANCED, ORGANIC HYALURONIC ACID SERUM THAT’S DESIGNED WITH CUTTING-EDGE, SUPER-CONCENTRATED, ANTI-AGEING INGREDIENTS

Hyaluronic Acid for Skin | Organic 3.7% Serum, 2023 TOP PICK

Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to stretch and flex by attracting and holding onto water to hydrate your skin. It is a vital naturally-occurring substance that’s part of the skin’s youth-supporting matrix and helps to keep your skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed.

It is the main component in the cellular structure that holds cells together to form living tissue like skin and is the hydration molecule responsible for that dewy and hydrated look that makes us all appear younger. 

Because hyaluronic acid serum is a viscous fluid with a jelly-like consistency, it provides lubrication to skin cells which results in a healthy, plumped up, youthful glow.

“Up to 64% of what you apply on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, which then gets circulated around your whole body. If you knew what toxins 99% of skin care products contained, you would think twice before using it – especially as a woman!

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HYALURONIC | pronounced : hi-ah-lew-ron-ic

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, hello ronak acid

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

The phrase “hyaluronic acid” may sound scary and harsh — like one of those super-intense acid peels from the late ’80s that practically melted your face clean off — but the truth is, hyaluronic acid is completely natural and produced by our own bodies to help with moisture retention.

It’s incredibly effective for retaining skin moisture — so much so that we can’t think of another skincare ingredient as beloved by skincare experts, beauty clinics, dermatologists, and beauty bloggers as a good-quality hyaluronic acid serum.

hyaluronic acid for skin

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do to Your Skin?

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, a category of hygroscopic skincare ingredients, meaning it draws moisture from the surrounding environment. Hyaluronic boosts skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can even help heal wounds.

Hyaluronic acid is abundant in your body. In fact, a typical 70kg person has approximately 15 grams of hyaluronic acid in them at any time for healthy skin growth and development.

When it comes to hydration, hyaluronic acid is exceptional because it’s fantastically effective at binding water molecules, resulting in plumped, hydrated, happy skin! When we say fantastically effective, we mean that one single molecule of hyaluronic acid can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used.

SKINALCHEMY Youth Potion is an organic, all-in-one, anti-ageing serum that uses hyaluronic acid as a base to help absorb other ingredients deeper into the skin.

What Percentage of Hyaluronic Acid is Best?

First off … in an industry full of ‘miracle-in-a-bottle’ marketing, SkinAlchemy is revolutionising skincare with it’s clean formula, potent results, and a radically honest beauty culture we can all get behind.

Please note that there is no such thing as completely pure 10% – 50% – 100% hyaluronic acid serum. 100% would be pure HA powder. 90% ‘solution’ would be as hard as a rock!

1% hyaluronic acid powder is the concentration which the majority of the skincare industry uses in skin serums, because more would typically have a drying effect.

We have found a way to incorporate 3.7% multi-molecular daltons of hyaluronic acid into our Ultimate Youth Potion in a patented, genius formulation.

No false claims, no shady ingredients, no broken promises!

Organic Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This lightweight emulsion combines oils to nourish and protect the top layers of skin, lock in natural moisture and prevent water evaporation, with water actives to nourish and rejuvenate skin from below the surface layers. 

Ultimate Youth Potion scientifically balances oil and water – the two most fundamental ingredients for youthful, healthy skin. Our organic formula contains a powerful blend of hydration ingredients that begins with an unprecedented 7 molecular weight hyaluronic acid, to work inside-out on all layers of the skin.

Our next-generation stem cell matrix ingredients help to repair your skin’s natural barrier function, improves hydration and reduces trans epidermal water loss. Well hydrated skin looks more plump, supple, dewy, is better pH balanced, and less prone to irritation and sensitivity.

What is the Benefit of Using Hyaluronic Acid?

  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Boosts collagen and elastin production
  • Micro and mini hyaluronic acid for deep hydration & penetration
  • Protects existing collagen from damage
  • Skin cell regeneration
  • Increased skin resilience
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Detoxifies the skin
  • Improves skin texture
  • Incredible humectant | deep hydration that lasts all day
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Dewy and radiant skin
  • Fast absorbing
  • Nutrients to renew and illuminate
  • Supportive plant stem cells
  • Restorative phytonutrients
  • Balancing minerals & vitamins
  • Nourishing omega 3’s
  • Moisturizing fatty acids
  • Free-radical fighting antioxidants
  • Ideal 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.

Let’s recap. Hyaluronic acid is an amazing molecule within the extracellular matrix of the skin or the space between cells that’s also filled with collagen and elastin – proteins that give your skin structure, texture and tone. Hyaluronic acid helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) helps your skin stretch and flex which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. HA also helps wounds heal faster and reduces scarring.

It holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water and has anti-ageing benefits, leaving skin softer and smoother. Hyaluronic acid serums are suitable for all skin types and especially for those nearing or over 30. Why? Because new cells which once turned over every 14 days when you were younger, now only turn over every 28-35 days. This means dead cells start accumulating on the surface of the skin and interferes with light reflection often characterized by a loss of radiance.

Our organic hyaluronic acid serum is a unique formula that is powerful, luxurious and exceptional with a whopping 3.7% (powder) concentration of multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, as well as some other valuable skin-correcting ingredients. The majority of HA serums on the market contain less than 1% (powder) hyaluronic acid and only focus on hydration. 

The features and benefits listed is what makes our advanced, organic, hyaluronic acid serum the best, organic hydrating serum for 2023 thus far.

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Does Hyaluronic Acid Serum Really Work?

Genevieve | Oude Westhof

“Ek dog ek laat jou net weet dat my vel het nog nooit beter gelyk en gevoel nie. Ek is absoluut mal oor jou ‘hyaluronic youth potion’. Ek was nog nooit bang om geld te spandeer op myself nie en kannie glo dat ek so fantastiese produk vir so billike prys kon aankoop nie. Dankie vir jou uitstekende diens!”

Liezel | Port Elizabeth

“Wil net vir tannie dankie sê vir die oulike verrassing wat saam met die hyaluronic serumpie gekom het. My ma was baie beïndruk met haar moedersdag geskenk. Sy kannie ophou spog oor haar ‘potion’ nie 🙂 Dankie vir alles!”

Kyla T | Bloubergstrand

“Just received my bottle of youth potion. WOW, WOW, WOW! I am really impressed with this product. It’s a hyaluronic acid serum on steroids 😉 It hits all my skin care needs in ONE product. Also fantastic as a skin primer for makeup. My base goes on very smooth and doesn’t cake. You’ll be hearing from me again soon! Thank you so much!”

Michelle | Cape Town

“Just a quick email to thank you for such an amazing product. This hyaluronic acid serum is such a beautiful multi-tasker! It’s as if this product is tailor-made for my skin. I have used Dr Sturm’s hyaluronic serum at great cost and find that your product is by far more superior when it comes to all-round anti-ageing results. Highly recommended! “

Margaret S | Durbanville

“I came across your product via a referral. I have been altenating between brands such as Esse, Dr Hauschka and SKOON over the past 5 years. I started using your SkinAlchemy Youth Potion over the past month and I am blown away. My skin looks and feels rejuvenated and the scent is simply bewithcing! Thanks for an exceptional product and great service.”

Thomas S | Umhlanga

“Purchased this hyaluronic acid serum for my wife and mother after doing a bit of research. They try to only use natural and organic products, so this exactly what I was looking for. Just wanted to let you know that they are very happy with their gift and keep on saying how great it smells. I agree. Definitely a winner!”

Lynn S | Parkhurst | JHB

“OMG!! This product is amazing! It truly is alchemy in an all-in-one product. I have referred my mom, sister and girlfriends to your site as we’re always sharing our amazing skin care finds. The best hyaluronic acid serum ever!” Thanks Chantelle

Francesco M | Llandudno

“I did good by my wife. She loves it! We’re always looking for good quality, locally produced products. I stumbled upon it on Instagram while looking at wedding venues in Cape Town – glad I did! Extremely happy with our purchase.”

Melony T | Constantia

“I look forward to my new morning ritual now. It’s an aromatherapy experience that I enjoy every morning and evening. I warm it in my hands, cup it over my nose, and inhale the beautiful smell. A great start to my day! My colleagues and friends constantly comment that I smell good. I’ve converted many of them :)”

Marianne S | East London

“The moment I applied the serum I knew I loved it! My hubby loves the smell! He says I smell provocative 😉 This really is the best hyaluronic based serum I’ve used and I’m sticking to it. Please don’t stop making it.”

How to Choose the Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum

There are 100’s of hyaluronic acid serums on the market, so how do you choose the best one for your skincare needs? Look out for hyaluronic serums that are organic, free of mineral oils, fragrances, parabens, silicone, antibacterial agents, and colourings.

A single ingredient hyaluronic acid product gives the consumer a false impression. You also need other ingredients to get hyaluronic acid to do its main job and that is to preserve water in the skin so you don’t dehydrate, and to replenish natural hyaluronic acid levels. In a dry, low humidity environment, you might have to layer two or more products with a basic HA serum to keep the water from evaporating from the surface of the skin. Basic hyaluronic acid serums should be sealed in with multiple layers of emollients so there is a protective buffer.

As a consumer, knowing what’s legitimate and what isn’t can help you get the best results from hyaluronic acid, all while avoiding costly but ineffective products.

Things to consider are what type of hyaluronic acid is used, how it feels on the skin, including any stickiness, residue, heaviness, and how quickly it absorbs.

Here is a more detailed explanation of each of the factors to consider: 

Type of hyaluronic acid. Different weights of hyaluronic acid cause various responses in the skin. That’s why it’s important to have a hyaluronic acid serum that is composed of low, medium, and high weight hyaluronic acid molecules. Lower weights are more expensive and not frequently used by major skincare brands.

Stickiness / Residue: Some hyaluronic acid serums can feel sticky or tacky on the skin. This is usually due the addition of glycerine and/or silicones and other petrochemical ingredients such as petroleum jelly and synthetic oils.

Heaviness: Hyaluronic acid serums that contain carrier oils and plant butters can add too much heaviness for people with combination and oily skin.

Absorption rate: The skin absorbs about 64% of any topical product. The underarms for example, absorb 100%. Be very aware of WHAT you put on  your skin, because it’s ultimately absorbed into your bloodstream.

The overwhelming majority (99%) of South African skincare products are imported from China and the United States. The United States leads with 88.47 billion U.S. dollars followed by China with 56.36 U.S. billion dollars. They are the market leaders in beauty and skincare. The United States is also the unhealthiest country IN THE WORLD who happens to import most of it’s products from China. You can draw your own conclusions!

Now, with that out of the way, let’s continue on the topic of choosing the best hyaluronic acid serum that’s organically formulated and made locally in South Africa.

“since 2009, 595 popular cosmetics manufacturers across the world have reported using 88 chemicals, in more than 73,000 products, that have been linked to cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm”

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Hyaluronic - The Great Humectant

TYPE OF INGREDIENT: HYDRATOR

Hyaluronic acid makes your skin flexible. It helps skin stretch and flex and reduces skin wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid is also proven to help wounds heal faster and can reduce scarring.

WHO SHOULD USE HYALURONIC ACID?

1. People with dry skin. Hyaluronic acid can help people with dryness to improve their moisture retention.

2. People with oily skin. Hyaluronic acid is also great for people with oily skin because of its low molecular weight that feels light on the skin while retaining moisture.

3. People with sensitive skin. For those with sensitive skin, hyaluronic acid can help calm the skin and protect it with its anti-inflammatory properties.

4. People with mature skin. Hyaluronic acid products have anti-ageing properties that can help people with mature skin improve the appearance and suppleness of their skin.

There’s A Right & A Wrong Way to Use Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid needs to be applied to damp/moist skin in order to work. In fact, applying it to a dry face can have the opposite effect of what is intended, and actually leave skin more dehydrated.

Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet, but if your skin is dry, it pulls any residual moisture from the deeper layers of skin to hydrate the surface.

It makes sense, when you think about it: Hyaluronic acid doesn’t contain any water itself, so the more hydration you combine it with, the better it performs. Think of your regimen as a hydration “sandwich” — spritz your face with purified water or a facial mist and apply the hyaluronic acid serum.

The goal would be to use an advanced hyaluronic acid serum that incorporates emollients to help lock in moisture.

what's the difference between hydration vs moisture
HYDRATION VS MOISTURE

It’s pretty simple: Dry skin lacks oil (moisture), and dehydrated skin lacks water (hydration). Skin needs both to function properly.

Since hyaluronic acid can hold a lot of water, just think about it: it needs moisture to work. If the skin is already dry and HA is applied in a formula that doesn’t add moisture, it will pull moisture from wherever it can, like from deep within your skin, where it can then evaporate into the air if not sealed properly.

Hyaluronic Serum | INGREDIENTS

skincare ingredients that deliver unmatched quality, multi-beneficial performance, and universal efficacy

SKINALCHEMY Youth Potion is a multi-functional product that contains potent, breakthrough skincare ingredients such as multi-molecular hyaluronic acid, enhanced copper peptides, proprietary active floral extracts, next-generation plant stem cells and exclusively distilled botanical oils.

ORGANIC & WILDCRAFTED – SKINALCHEMY Youth Potion 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.

CLEAN INGREDIENTS

  • Rose Damascena Otto Hydrosol
  • Organic Aloe Indica Royle
  • Enhanced Copper Peptides
  • Multi-Molecular Encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid
  • Next-Generation Stem Cell Matrix
  • Steam Distilled Rose Otto Oil
  • Steam Distilled Immortelle
  • Steam Distilled Cananga Odorata
  • Steam Distilled Citrus Aurantium Amara
  • Steam Distilled Commiphora Myrrha
  • Steam Distilled Muscat Oman Boswellia Carterii

● Paraben free ● Alcohol free ● No glycerine ● No silicones ● No artificial colours ● No artificial scents ● No GMO-sourced ingredients ● NOTHING Synthetic

SKINALCHEMY Youth Potion is wildcrafted, organic, natural, and handmade in small batches to ensure quality control. We research, curate, infuse, and combine our carefully sourced ingredients to create the most effective skin care possible. If you are a discerned customer looking for a high-end product that is clean, effective and luxurious, this is it!

the best hyaluronic acid serum in south africa

An organic hyaluronic acid serum is your most fundamental skincare ally and should form the basis of any effective skincare routine. 

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, SKINALCHEMY 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.

SKINALCHEMY Hyaluronic Acid Serum is handcrafted with superior quality, organic ingredients. You won’t find better quality hyaluronic acid serum in this price range anywhere in South Africa – GUARANTEED or YOUR MONEY BACK!

Hyaluronic Acid Molecules | Size Does Matter

Which hyaluronic acid is most 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.

Most HA serums on the market are comprised of only one form of hyaluronic acid, which won’t achieve the kind of results you’re looking for. Instead, the best hyaluronic acid for skin will incorporate a mix of at least three primary kinds.

Lower-weight hyaluronic molecules dive deep down, addressing wrinkles, fine lines, and skin elasticity. These smaller molecules help create healthier skin in the long run.

Medium-weight hyaluronic molecules help retain moisture just below the skin’s barrier, and have a midterm effect.

Higher-weight hyaluronic molecules mainly stay on the skin’s surface. They are what makes the skin look plumpl and super-hydrated. These larger size hyaluronic molecules help the outer layer of the skin hold on to the moisture it already has offering a more cosmetic effect.

Using a blend of these basic three hyaluronic acid molecules can deliver what we really want from a hyaluronic acid serum: a super-hydrating powerhouse that can make us look great in the moment, and can make our skin healthier and younger-looking in the future, too.

Ultra-low-molecular-weight (ULMW) 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 55% 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. 

ULMW bonds to collagen on one side and a water molecule on the other, plumping the skin, reducing fine lines, and hydrating the skin. It has been shown to decrease the inflammatory response and promote regenerative healing. ULMW penetrates the skin and does not gel like the HMW-hyaluronic acid, so it can be used at up to 9% without changing the mixture’s viscosity, but would be extremely expensive at that concentration. High molecular weight can only be mixed up to 1.3% because of the gelling effect. ULMW is often combined with HMW to get each hyaluronic acid’s penetration and barrier effects. 

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 = less than 6,000 Daltons (6 kDa)
  • Smooth and Soft Skin 95% 95%
  • Immediate Hydration 100% 100%
  • Less Wrinkles & Lines | average 3-4 weeks 94% 94%
  • Radiant Complextion 93% 93%
  • Dewy, Glowing Skin 96% 96%

Hyaluronic Acid: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Hyaluronic Acid / HA?

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 HA 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 a standard hyaluronic acid serum is sealed in 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.

As hyaluronic acid serum is a lightweight watery fluid, it is important to apply BEFORE your heavier oils or creams.

Our ‘Ultimate Youth Potion’ includes oils and emollients that nourish the skin. If you would like to add your favourite moisteriser, do so afterwards. The hyaluronic acid serum should be the 1st product to make contact with your skin (aside from pure water or an organic face mist).

Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid Serum Everyday?

Hyaluronic acid is the hero ingredient of any skincare routine and perfectly safe to use every day. In fact, most skincare experts would encourage you to apply it twice a day, every day, as part of your morning and evening ritual.

Apply your organic ha serum immediately after washing your face and before the applying any other skincare products.

Can I Use Hyaluronic Acid Serum for 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.

Is Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid Better?

The difference between hyaluronic acid and vitamin c is that hyaluronic hydrates the skin, keeping it plumped, and vitamin C brightens the skin, reducing pigmentation.

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 SKINALCHEMY Hyaluronic Acid Serum twice daily to assist deep hydration.

Where in the Body is Hyaluronic Acid 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 assaultNow that’s what we call a multitasking anti-ageing ingredient!

Hyaluronic Acid, The BEST HA Serum in South Africa

If you’re looking for the best quality Hyaluronic Acid Serum in South Africa, look no further. Why? Because our product is made from organic, superior quality ingredients that are powerful, effective and clean.

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. 

Companies who claim of 10%, 75% and even a 100% hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate content are simply misleading! To be clear .. 100% would be pure powder and 5% would be the consistency of rubber.

In any case, high concentrations would act as a sponge and simply draw out moisture from the skin, thus causing extreme dryness. Any honest and responsible formulator will tell you that it’s not possible to formulate a HA serum at 20%, 50% or 100% sodium hyaluronate.

How Often Should I Use Hyaluronic 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 and Clicks

You will not find our organic, natural and preservative free hyaluronic acid serum at any Dischem, Clicks or any other retail outlet as we produce our serums in small batches and keep them in coolers up and until shipping to preserve their freshness. It is recommended to keep skincare products in a cool, dark and dry place will extend their shelf life.

SkinAlchemy

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Plattner Boulevard | George

Garden Route | WC | South Africa

Chantelle McHattie | +27(0)84 516 3475

info@hyaluronicacid.co.za | www.hyaluronicacid.co.za

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MY MISSION

1. Evolving Beauty

I 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. I 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

As women, we are constantly bombarded with advertisements and media messages about the latest beauty products promising to give us flawless skin. However, many of these products are filled with harmful chemicals that can actually do more harm than good. This is why it’s important for women to use clean, organic face care products.

As I wanted to offer my clients a clean, quality and highly effective product I decided to develop, source and produce it myself. This way I have full control over the exact ingredients, their quality and where they come from. Each ingredient is specifically sourced and/or produced in its cleanest form for pure performance and effectiveness without the harmful longterm side effects of commercial mass produced products.

KEEP IN MIND – The majority of skincare brands outsource their production to industrial factories. Most of these commercial skincare companies prioritise profit over the health and well-being of their customers. Many companies use cheap, low-quality ingredients that can be harmful to the skin and act as endocrine disruptors.

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the body’s hormones and cause a range of health problems. Unfortunately, many face care products for women contain endocrine disruptors, which can have negative effects on our health. Here are some of the ways that endocrine disruptors in face care products can impact women’s health:

1. Hormonal Imbalances: Endocrine disruptors can interfere with the body’s hormonal balance, which can lead to a range of health problems. For women, this can include irregular periods, fertility issues, and an increased risk of breast cancer.

2. Skin Irritation: Many endocrine disruptors can also cause skin irritation and allergies. This can be especially problematic for women with sensitive skin, who may experience redness, itching, and dryness.

3. Developmental Issues: Endocrine disruptors can also impact fetal development in pregnant women. Exposure to these chemicals during pregnancy can lead to developmental issues in the fetus, including cognitive and behavioral problems.

4. Weight Gain: Some endocrine disruptors have been linked to weight gain and obesity in women. This is because these chemicals can interfere with the body’s metabolism and lead to insulin resistance.

5. Thyroid Problems: Endocrine disruptors can also impact the thyroid gland, which is responsible for regulating metabolism and energy levels. Exposure to these chemicals can lead to thyroid problems, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

In conclusion, endocrine disruptors in face care products can have serious negative effects on women’s health. It’s important to choose clean, organic face care products that are free from harmful chemicals and additives to avoid these risks. By taking care of our skin with natural, safe products, we can protect our health and well-being.

3. Handcrafted in Small Batches

The way I make my product is what separates me from the vast majority of skincare brands. Every bottle of Ultimate Youth Potion is handcrafted in small batches. The entire process from inception to end product takes 33 days. This type of formula requires skill, time and care. When you buy from me, you are buying a bottle full of our care and passion. This is my promise to you!

4. Tried and Tested on My Family (of all ages) and Friends

The trust I’ve earned from everyone that knows me intimately is something I value immensely. I take the business of clean living very seriously and that reflects in my skincare, diet and lifestyle. I keep my personal frequency high, especially when I am in ‘creation mode’. I believe energy influences or transfers from one object to the next so it’s especially important that one pays attention to the vibrational energy of those who prepare your food and personal care products – the things we put in or on our bodies.

5. What Would Nature Do?

Nature is the source of my inspiration. I don’t just use natural ingredients. I use the genius of nature. Many of the 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 I search for a new ingredient that can help with hydration, nutrition, protection, strengthening, elasticity or anything else, my first question is always ‘what would nature do?’

6. Intuitive Brain, Natural Heart

I am an alchemist by nature. My curiousity is what drives me. When it comes to skincare I don’t use science to ‘add’ to nature in the form of synthetic chemicals. I am led by nature, and guided by intuition.

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 and expensive marketing campaigns. Nor is it ingredients that mask issues rather than help to solve them. To me, long termism is the drive behind my 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, invest in someone or something that truly has your best interest at heart. That is why I take a long-term view when it comes to not only my product, but my customers and the planet too.

8. Honest Leads To Goodness

I am proud of my creation and believe in using only the highest quality ingredients for efficacy and value for money. In an industry known for superficiality, dishonesty and exploiting insecurities … I am proud to make a product that is kind, effective, natural and well worth buying.

 

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SkinAlchemy | Hyaluronic Acid Serum | A League of It's Own

Ultimate Youth Potion is a cruelty free, eco-friendly and lovingly handmade product produced in small batches at a private studio in the Garden Route of South Africa.

The way I make my organic hyaluronic acid serum is what separates me from most skincare brands. A lot of time, skill and care is required to produce high quality skincare. No mass production or imports here!

When you buy from me, you are buying a bottle of hyaluronic acid serum that is full of our care and passion. This is my 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 my product with its beautiful scent, delicious textures and effective results.

Be part of the beauty evolution.

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