Today’s Ingredient Spotlight is on Sodium PCA.
Sodium PCA, is a gentle light-weight fantastic humectant, it pulls moisture from the air to the skin for added hydration.
Sodium PCA is also an incredible emollient: it works to soothe & moisturize the skin.
The technical term for Sodium PCA is sodium salt of pyroglutamic carboxylic acid, which is actually derived from the proline amino acids, proteins that are an intricate part of the building blocks of collagen.
In other words Sodium PCA is found in the skin, but naturally it depletes over time, which is another reason why collagen weakens with age.
Sodium PCA is like the sister ingredient to Hyaluronic Acid, a lot of their action is very similar with the same objective, PLUMP UP THAT VOLUME!
What’s great is when you pair them together in skin care, what you get is double double toil and trouble for fine line & wrinkles with this dream team ingredient duo.
Top 3 Sodium PCA-Hyaluronic Acid Paired Products:
- HydraVita Skin Restoring Gel
- Black Currant Vita-Gel Hydra Masque
- Soy Doctor® Ultra Light Moisturescreen SPF 30
HydraVita Skin Restoring Gel is the rockstar, it is a super light oil-free anti-aging gel that rejuvenates, moisturizes & nourishes your skin.
The hydrating gel is anti-inflammatory, calming, it improves skin resiliency & promotes supple bouncy skin.
- Sodium PCA
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Aloe Vera
To top it, it's also the ideal after-shave companion to soothe & prevent post-shaving irritation or breakouts.