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  • Add Hyaluronic Acid to Serum ?

    Posted by Landmark on June 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Hi! I will appreciate some advice on the following scenario. I bought 16 oz of Vitamin C Serum with the following formula;

    Ingredients: aqua (distilled water), hydroxyethylcellulose, xanthan gum, rosa canina (rosehip) fruit powder extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, vitamin C ester, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, colorant, parfum (fragrance), tetrasodium EDTA, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin C ester, tocopherol (vitamin E), cobalamin (vitamin B12).

    I was wondering if I can add 1% of Hylauronic acid to the formulation. Is there any risk of separation? 

    Thanks!!! L
    Bobzchemist replied 8 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • AuroraBorealis

    June 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Should be OK to add. Hyalauronic is water soluble and your formula is water based.

  • Landmark

    June 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you! Aurora. I appreciated your help.

    Regards, L
  • Bobzchemist

    June 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm


    Be very careful and use aseptic techniques when adding HA to your serum, or add an additional amount of preservative - the serum looks to be minimally preserved, and probably won’t react well to an infusion of microbes.

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