An Ingredient Story: Hyaluronic Acids, Polyglutamic Acid
Just as a flower needs water as an essential part, the essential ingredient for your skin is moisture. I always talk to my friends and colleagues about drinking a good amount of water every day! I also believe and tell them that you need to use a good skin moisturizer, too.
The proper amount of water to drink per day is about 25 to 50ml per kilogram of bodyweight. If you drink too much, the nutrients required by your body may end up being discharged, so you should drink in moderation while taking into account the water content of things like fruits, vegetables, coffee, and other drinks. Drinking water is, of course, very important, but what also matters is the kind of product that is applied to different types of skin in different environments.
If you are living in or anticipate being exposed to dry conditions, such as when living in a dry area/region, bracing for the autumn/winter months, in an air-conditioned or air-heated location like an office or car, this post will help you decide which moisturizing cream or serum to apply in your case!
On some occasions, you might’ve bought products that are good for moisture, only to end up disappointed by its actual effects and feeling like you’ve wasted your money. If I had to guess, I would say that the product is very likely to include humectant ingredients like Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Urea, Aloe Vera, Propylene Glycol, and Honey, as a few examples. These ingredients, the humectants, pull moisture from the surrounding air, but in dry-air environments, there isn’t much moisture to pull from to apply to your skin. It isn’t really all that great for your skin’s moisture.
What I recommend is trying out a combination of IsNtree’s Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence Serum, a serum-type humectant that can replenish moisture, along with Whamisa’s Water Cream, which contains vital amino acids in an oil base; this combination will work wonders, even in a desert.
IsNtree’s Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence Serum contains 8 different types of hyaluronic acids:
• Sodium Hyaluronate
• Hyaluronic Acid
• Sodium-Hyaluronate Crosspoymer
• Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
• Ascorbyl Propyl Hyaluronate
• Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate
• Sodium Acetylated Hyraluronate
• Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
These 8 different types work to keep your skin moisturized and sealed on different levels, and when applied in combination with Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Water Cream, made with Natto Gum, ensures that your skin stays hydrated even in the driest conditions.
The star ingredient in Whamisa’s Organic Flowers Water Cream is the Natto Gum, an ingredient that contains Polyglutamic Acid (PGA), a spectrum of Natural Enzymes, Vitamins, and Lecithin. In particular, the Polyglutamic Acid is a natural moisturizing powerhouse extracted from a special fermentation process, a signature of the Whamisa brand, to prevent moisture loss and escape from the skin. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while brightening, smoothing, and moisturizing the skin. It is a moisture cream I recommend for sensitive skin and those in dry areas.
Also, special to note is that PGA is not defined as a single weight, with its skin penetration power depending on the weight of the ingredient itself. This means that the different weights of PGA can penetrate into different layers of the skin, offering a more complete coverage than other ingredients like hyaluronic acid. It is my favorite ingredient because it has EXCELLENT skin absorption and moisture!
Whamisa’s Water Cream is famous and is based on organic fermentation, and is what I consider to be a clean cosmetic brand concept (with the exception of plastic bottles). I like the Whamisa brand because it is EWG Verified, made with all organic ingredients, and has also been BDIH certified in Germany, marking its reputation as a natural and organic cosmetic company. I will be frank and say, even if its made with good ingredients and is EWG verified, doesn’t mean it will be perfectly suited to everyone’s skin.
In my own personal experience, I tried a few products that had all the markings: It was organic, natural, EWG verified, the important components that people might look for these days. I thought they would be great products! What I didn’t realize is that there were a few specific ingredients in these products that didn’t match well with my skin despite being organic, natural, and EWG verified. I want to ask that each of you make sure that you check the ingredients to make sure that they match your skin type, and if you aren’t sure, to try and do a patch test first before applying it normally.