Hydrate with Vegan Hyaluronic Acid
The launch of Fullmoon Serum has been highly anticipated and we wanted to share some of the ingredients that make this hydrophilic, oil-free serum unique and exciting. Not only does this potent blue serum contain purposeful targeted ‘age-prevention’ ingredients such as botanical retinol from Vigna aconitifolia seed and neuro-modulating peptides derived from hibiscus but it also delivers plumping and smoothing hydration using a vegan hyaluronic acid.
What is Vegan Hyaluronic Acid?
The vegan hyaluronic acid we have included in Fullmoon Serum is derived from Cassia Augustifolia (aka senna). This polysaccharide is a water-binding sugar that is known to retain moisture and radiance to the skin by mediating the impact of stress on the skin by suppressing cutaneous cortisol. Increased levels of stress and cortisol cause the skin to become dehydrated, accelerate transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and prematurely ages the skin by making fine lines and wrinkles more pronounced. Topical application of Cassia Augustifolia mimics the effects of hyaluronic acid to moisturize and soften the skin, plump fine lines and wrinkles, and provide long-lasting hydration.
Researched benefits of Vegan Hyaluronic Acid:
- Reduces cutaneous cortisol levels
- Highly moisturizing and skin conditioning
- Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Softens and plumps the skin
- Soothes inflammation and skin irritations
Research on Vegan Hyaluronic Acid:
Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide has been clinically proven to be a more potent hydrator than Hyaluronic Acid (the industry gold standard hydration ingredient), over the course of 24 hours.
Some of the most interesting research was done to illustrate the benefits of Cassia Augustifolia on stressed skin. Stress was found to increase dullness and dryness of skin. The topical application of polysaccharides from Cassia Augustifolia was found to reduce cortisol and dramatically increase enzymes that suppress cortisol within the skin. The other outcome was improvements in skin hydration and radiance.
Who should use skincare products with vegan hyaluronic acid?
Pretty much everyone can benefit from including a vegan hyaluronic acid in his or her skincare routine. This gentle and effective moisturizer restores hydration deep within the skin and helps to mitigate the effects of stress on the health of the skin. Combined with the other innovative ingredients in Fullmoon Serum, vegan hyaluronic acid amplifies the skin nourishing impact of this serum. This serum is ideal for anyone looking to slow the signs of aging, hydrate sensitive skin or enhance their natural healthy glow.
Dr. Jen Newell is the founder of Naturopathic Skin Care Clinic at the Integrative Health Institute. Also Graydon Skincare's resident ND! :)