Before we tell you how to make DIY hyaluronic acid serums for topical application, we think it will be a good idea to explain what hyaluronic acid is and why the serum is such an important part of any skin care routine.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is naturally found in the skin, where it helps to maintain elasticity by trapping moisture, which in turn may smooth the appearance of wrinkles. This is because HA is hydrophilic (water-loving) and binds to water, giving it a viscous, gel-like quality. HA is present in every cell in the body and serves numerous functions. Among many other things, it serves to lubricate joints, connective tissues, cartilage, and muscles. It also maintains eye, gum, and scalp health, as well as skin elasticity and hydration. However, with age the ability of the body to produce HA decreases, and we begin to experience signs of aging such as joint pain and stiffness, wrinkly skin, and other problems.
NOTE: One jar (1.5 ounces) of ScalpaJect Hyaluronic Acid Powder contains 9 teaspoons of product and can produce up to 18 ounces of finished product. Remember any formula you make, you should keep the HA ratio of 1%-1.5% (HA to Base)= ¼ cup (2oz) of base to 1 teaspoon of HA powder.