Low vs High molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid

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? What is Molecular Weight?
Molecular weight is the weight of the smallest element of the ingredient. the molecular weight is directly proportional to the size of the molecule

☀️ Why are different molecular weights required?
Skin layers allow only very small molecules to enter inside its layers & a product containing multiple molecular weights of HA hydrates all the layers of the skin from epidermis to sub dermal layers


⭐ Low vs High Molecular Weights:
- Low molecular weight has tiny molecules of HA, making them easier to penetrate the layers of the skin whereas high molecular weight has big molecules of HA that can hold water up to 1000 times their weight
- Low molecular weight HA works up to sub-dermal layers to moisturise skin from deep within whereas high molecular weight HA hydrates and moisturises upper layers of the skin
- Low molecular weight ranges from 400,000 to 1,000,000 daltons whereas high molecular weight has more than 1,800,000 daltons

? A quick trivia: Hyaluronic Acid is naturally present in our body with a molecular weight between 400 to 8,000,000 daltons!