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Sodium Lactate

Sodium Lactate

What is Sodium Lactate?

Sodium Lactate is a naturally occurring humectant derived from the salt of Lactic Acid. Despite the similar name, Sodium Lactate and Lactic Acid have very different chemical formulas; however what they do have in common is their excellent humectant properties. Fade Out has specifically combined these ingredients in our formulations to provide the ultimate moisturisation.

Sodium Lactate is a natural component that can be found within the upper layers of your skin and contributes to the skins Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF). The NMF helps to keep your skin hydrated, supple and smooth by maintaining hydration levels.

What does Sodium Lactate do?

Sodium Lactate is a superior humectant moisturiser with over twice the water holding ability than Glycerin. It replenishes moisture by attracting and retaining water within the skin, preventing it from becoming dehydrated, dry and flaky. Some studies have shown that using Sodium Lactate can increase the moisture content within the skin by a minimum of 84%.

Sodium Lactate also acts as a buffering agent which works by balancing the formulations pH levels to maintain healthy skin. The normal pH for your skin ranges from pH 4 to 6; when this is out of balance and too acidic or alkali, it can cause sensitivities and depletes the skin of its natural protectant barrier. The skins natural barrier is essential to maintain its daily functions, whilst preventing water from being lost, and protecting it from harmful pollutants.

Benefits of Sodium Lactate for your skin

Whilst Hyaluronic Acid still holds its place as the number one ingredient for moisturisation, Sodium Lactate follows closely behind. Its ability to attract water and prevent it from evaporating prevents and protects the skin from becoming dehydrated to help your skin look and feel soft, smooth and radiant with a healthy looking glow.

  • Intensely hydrates dry and dehydrated skin
  • Retains water to refine and nourish the complexion.
  • Prevents moisture loss
  • Brighten the complexion with a healthy, hydrated glow
  • Maintains a healthy pH level

Is Sodium Lactate right for my skin?

Sodium Lactate is suitable for all ages and skin types. It is particularly beneficial to those who have dry skin or dehydrated skin.

We would always recommend performing a 48 hour patch test before using new products in your skincare regime.

Browse Fade Out's moisturisers with Sodium Lactate

Advanced Even Skin Tone Moisturiser for Men SPF25
Advanced Even Skin Tone Moisturiser for Men SPF25

Hydrate, smooth and improve uneven skin tone

Advanced+ Vitamin Enriched Even Skin Tone Day Cream SPF25
Advanced+ Vitamin Enriched Even Skin Tone Day Cream SPF25

Added vitamins for a healthy, glowing complexion

Advanced+ Age Protection Even Skin Tone Day Cream SPF25
Advanced+ Age Protection Even Skin Tone Day Cream SPF25

Hydrate, plump and reduce fine line and wrinkles