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Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5


A Hydration Support Formula with Ultra-Pure, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid


Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The molecular size of HA determines its depth of delivery in the skin. This formulation combines low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration. This system is supported with the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration. A more advanced HA formulation with 15 forms of HA, including precursors of HA, is offered by our brand NIOD in Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex.

Note: Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin naturally but its natural function within the skin is not hydration. Many products have used HA to claim hydration benefits, but HA is too large of a molecule to penetrate the skin and instead sits on the surface and can draw moisture out of the skin making the surface feel soft and hydrated temporarily, while making you feel like you need more HA after the product is rinsed. This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA crosspolymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.


Apply a few drops to face AM and PM before creams.


Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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The concept of hydration always confused us monkeys so we took matters in our own hands and developed several hydration products to confuse everyone even more. For skin to feel comfortable and smooth, both oil and water contents need to be in check which is why oily skin can actually feel dry. The Ordinary offers three solutions focused specifically on the topic of hydration. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 uses HA to increase water retention so skin feels comfortable and looks plump. It's suitable for all skin types. 100% Plant-Derived Squalane offers non-oily, lightweight surface oil supplementation for dry skin conditions. Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA offers a protective barrier against surface hydration loss through an array of amino acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid which are components found in the skin and collectively referred to as Natural Moisturizing Factors (yes, NMF is not a made-up product name but the very specific scientific name for the protective skin hydration barrier made up of these compounds). NMF is found in all skin types and is suitable for all skin types but highly recommended for dry skin. Too much info? In short, oily skin that feels dry should use HA; dry skin should use HA and Squalane; all skin types can use NMF; and if your skin feels good as is, you don't need any of this stuff (PS Some people have suggested that "hydrators" add water to skin and "moisturizers" add oil. It's all made-up name-ology mumbo-jumbo. Since when did "moisture" not refer to water? We monkeys judge a product based on what it offers and not what it's called or what random Internet pseudo-articles by ultra-sophisticates suggest).
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - 30ml

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5