As you look through beauty products and cosmetic labels, you may notice that quite a few of them contain hyaluronic acid as an ingredient. You might also wonder what this ingredient is, and whether or not it’s vegan.
Many people don’t know what hyaluronic acid is, and at one time we didn’t either. So, we did some research to see if it was derived from an animal or not. Thankfully, we found out that the hyaluronic acid in many products is vegan, but in some cases, we couldn’t verify the source. Which means that the best approach to shopping for beauty products and cosmetics with this ingredient in it is to look for the Leaping Bunny AND Vegan certification on any product you’re considering that has hyaluronic ingredient in it. Then, you know that it’s plant-sourced and okay for you to use.
Vegan and cruelty-free beauty products that contain hyaluronic acid use a plant-based version of the substance, which is a natural substance that occurs in human tissue composition and keeps skin hydrated. Products with hyaluronic acid are typically meant for moisturizing the skin and keeping it supple. Why use hyaluronic acid? The following should give you a better idea of its purpose in beauty products and cosmetics
What Exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural polysaccharide that’s found in various tissues in the human body. It’s responsible for tissue hydration and lubrication, and it holds 1000 times its own weight in water. It occurs naturally (and abundantly) in humans and is found in young skin, other tissues, and joint fluid. It’s a component of the body’s connective tissues, and it’s known to cushion and lubricate.
Where Does Vegan and Cruelty-Free Hyaluronic Acid Come From?
Vegan and cruelty-free hyaluronic acid is plant-based and not derived from rooster combs, which is where many non-vegan beauty product companies source their ingredient. Vegan and cruelty-free hyaluronic acid is made by fermenting a safe bacterial strain in a process that’s safe and environmentally friendly. It then is 100% free of animal-derived raw ingredients and never tested on animals.
What are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?
As the body ages, the forces of nature (and unnatural products of the environment) can destroy hyaluronic acid in the skin over time. Poor diet and smoking negatively effects the hyaluronic acid in skin.
Since hyaluronic acid is a super moisturizer for the skin, it’s provided to consumer is pure form, and in many lotions and eye creams. These products allow consumers to get the sometimes-lost substance back into the skin, because as our bodies age and become damaged by the environment, we can become deficient.
Hyaluronic acid rehydrates and softens tired, and aged, skin. It also helps to carry other nutrients into the dermis, and epidermis, of the skin. To promote healing, reduce inflammation, and keep your skin timelessly beautiful, you can turn to 100% pure hyaluronic acid serum or other products with vegan hyaluronic acid.