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Understanding the Different Types of Hyaluronic Acid and Their Uses

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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the magical skincare ingredient that provides moisture to our skin. When absorbed into the skin, HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and in doing so gives skin a soft plump texture and even brighten skin tone. It also improves fine lines and wrinkles as well.

Despite the common name Hyaluronic Acid as an ingredient, it is very uncommon for you to see this item in the ingredient list of your skincare product. Instead, you will most likely see either Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate. We’ll explain in more details why is this so later.

Are all Hyaluronic Acid the same?

The answer is no.

To understand how HA works, we have to understand their molecular weight. Large molecular weight HA are very viscous (thick) and does not penetrate the skin well. Conversely, small molecular weight HA are waterier and is able to penetrate deeper into our skin.

Hyaluronic Acid (as an ingredient) is known to have large molecular weight. This is why many skincare companies uses a process called hydrolyzing to break down the molecule – resulting in the ingredient Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid which is commonly found in your products. The other popular method is to use the salt form of HA called Sodium Hyaluronate. Sodium Hyaluronate has lower molecular weight than even Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid and therefore it’s more easily absorbed into the skin.

The Importance of Molecular Weight (size)

At this point, you may be thinking that Sodium Hyaluronate must be the best form of HA for skincare products since its low molecular weight allows it to penetrate the deepest.

This is not true.

Hyaluronic Acid that is naturally found in our body has a wide molecular weight range – from 4kDa to 8,000kDa. Different size HA performs different functions for our skin and we need all of them to provide us with a well-balance overall hydration.

Below is a table to highlight the functions of different molecular weight HA:

Type of HA Molecular Weight Use
High molecular weight HA >1,800kDa Forms a moisturizing film on the skin surface and prevent external stimuli from entering the skin.
Medium molecular weight HA >1,000-1,800kDa Stored in the connective tissue of the skin and prevents moisture evaporation on skin surface.
Low molecular weight HA >100-1,000kDa Stored in the connective tissue of the skin and provides moisture deep into the skin. Helps improve fine lines and wrinkle.
Ultra-low molecular weight HA <100kDa Works in the deeper levels of the skin by moisturizing from the inside. Helps with regeneration and rejuvenation.

GeneDNA Quadruple Hydro Booster serum


This derma-grade HA serum has Unnie’s stamp of approval all over it. It comes with 8 types of Hyaluronic Acids – from high molecular weight HA all the way to ultra-low molecular weight HA, giving your skin the complete, balanced, hydrating solution.

In fact, you’ll probably struggle to find another serum with all 8 types of HA ingredients! (Unnie’s challenge!)

Get your GeneDNA Quadruple Hydro Booster here today! We’re confident you will feel the difference immediately!

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Oxytical Droxyd Kit Guide

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We understand that many customers have lots of questions to ask about Oxytical's latest product - Droxyd Kit. We have created this guide to answer most of the frequently asked questions. You can message us if you still have any further questions.

What is inside each Droxyd Kit?

1 x Droxyd Vial Kit 3.98
1 x CP 5.9 Finition 12ml (day cream)
1 x AP 1.1 Reguard 12ml (night cream but can also apply for day)
3 x pH Revive 28 Sheet Mask

For buyers who prefer to only use the Vial Kit 3.98, this product will still be available from our store.

Droxyd Vial Kit 3.98

This is the same as the first signature standalone product - Vial Kit 3.98. Vial Kit 3.98 (can be bought separately on its own) has been our bestseller from the day it launched.

Droxyd Vial Kit 3.98 contains:
1 x Core Peptide 20ml
5 x Stable Chitin 0.02g
2 x Elastomer tube

The Vial Kit 3.98 patented technology allows the Stable Chitin (silk) to be dissolved by the Core Peptide. This forms an invisible mesh on the skin for lifting, allowing it to maintain moisture for the glowing effect. Vial Kit 3.98 also contains Syn-ake, a synthetic snake venom that reduces sodium ion intake, to give bortox effect.

Other Key Ingredients:

  • Bee venom - improves skin anti-inflammatory function to help with acne and maskne
  • Copper tripeptide 1 - improves wound healing and immunity and anti-inflammation
  • Snow lotus - improves pigmentation, prevent sagging and prevent UV penetration
How to use?

Open the Core Peptide and attached the elastomer tube. Pour the Core Peptide solution into the Stable Chitin until the red line. Shake it sideways until silk is fully dissolved. Attached the elastomer tube onto the Stable Chitin vial and it is ready for use.

Use daily, morning and night. Apply about 5 drops each time after toner. Tap to absorb. Can apply near eye area to help with wrinkles.

Exfoliate twice a week for best results

pH Revive 28 Sheet Mask?


Unlike conventional sheet masks which have limited hydration, pH Revive 28 cleanses the skin in just 28 seconds. It is excellent for improving skin texture, elasticity and skin tone. It also helps with reducing enlarged pores.

A key ingredient uses is Gluconolactone, also known as PHA. Compared to the more commonly found AHA, PHA penetrates skin smoothly without irritation. It has far better moisture transfer power and is known as a natural antioxidant. In simple terms, PHA is a more evolved, stable, and better form of exfoliator than AHA.

How to use?

pH Revive 28 Sheet Mask must be used at least one day BEFORE MTS. DO NOT use AFTER MTS to avoid stinging. Please wait for your skin to heal before you use the sheet mask. Do not use it in the morning and evening on the same day, and if you use the sheet mask in the morning, it is recommended to use sunblock thoroughly after.

Apply your Derma Cosmetics ampoules first. (e,g Dermalceleb Cellonic Booster, Oxytical Vial Kit 3.98, Cellreju EGF Serum and Juda Co D-Cell DNA ampoule)

Then use the sheet mask. Start counting 28 seconds after the mask is fully set on your face. Remove and dispose the mask (do not reuse due to oxidization). Tab to absorb.

You can use the pH Revive 28 Sheet Mask 1-2 times a week. It is highly recommended by Oxytical to finish with AP 1.1 Reguard cream after pH Revive sheet mask to achieve best results.

Disclaimer: It is normal that you may feel slight stinging sensation. This is especially true if you have any open wound or acne. You can use toner to wipe off if you feel a sting. If you have very sensitive skin, you can remove the sheet masks 10 seconds after applying. For those with higher tolerance, you can leave the mask on for longer period but DO NOT exceed 60 secs.

CP 5.9 Finition Day Cream

CP 5.9 Finition is a tone-up day cream specially formulated to protect skin from external stimuli such as indoor UV, fine dust, temperature and humidity. This is especially important if there is a lot of outdoor activities. The EGF peptide ingredients provide skin regeneration by inducing collagen and elastin production. It also works almost like a primer where your make up will stick better to the skin and last longer

How to use?

Complete the morning skin care routine as normal. Apply CP 5.9 Finition after moisturizer, before sunblock. It has a very mild tone up effect which can be easily overlooked.

AP 1.1 Reguard Night Cream

Although AP 1.1 Reguard is a night cream, it can also be applied during the day.It contains 5 kinds of peptides and rich nutritional moisturizing ingredients to bring vitality and energy to the skin.

This is a core product of Droxyd series, together with Vial Kit 3.98 and pH Revive 28 mask. These 3 products should be used together to synergistically and significantly improves the overall benefits.

Reguard also contains more than 5% Borphyrin.

What is Borphyrin?

It is a patented raw material developed by Sederma, France. Borphyrin activates fat cells and is an ingredient used in volume management products such as under the eyes, breasts, and hips as it promotes lipid storage. "A 56-day experiment with a 5% borphyrin-containing gel cream applied to the breast in 30 women aged 18-35 showed an average increase of 1.4 (up to 6.6%) after 28 days and 2.2% (up to 8.4%) after 56 days compared to the control group.

Why is this important for skincare?

Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a board-certified dermatologist and owner of Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics, says that the most common reason dark circles under the eyes are formed is because of the hollowing in the under-eye area from the loss of deep fat. “That’s why patients complain that they have tried every cream and none worked”.

Applying Reguard helps to promote fat (lipid) storage which results in less sunken face appearance and you will experience a plumping face with less visible blood vessel lines on the face. This help improve appearance of dark eye circles.

How to use?

Apply Reguard night cream after moisturizer.

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Derma Cosmetic Grade vs Cosmetic Grade Products. What's the difference?

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The skincare industry is huge with thousands of products. Some can be found in your general department stores and others only prescribed by dermatologist. Some products are relative inexpensive, and some can cost so much more. Some are ineffective, and some are able to achieve more. Why is this so? Is cost the correct measure of the effectiveness of a product?
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What Is MTS and How Can I Use It At Home?

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MTS refers to Micro-Needle Therapy System. It's also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI). Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to do controlled puncturing of the skin. These micro wounds stimulate the release of growth factors and induce collagen production.
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What are Growth Factors and Why are they so popular?

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Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) is a protein that naturally occurs in our skin cells. Its main purpose is to heal our skin by promoting DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. Typically, you can find traces of EGF in body fluids such as breast milk, saliva, and tears. Because they help with wound healing, epidermal cells also naturally release EGF when there is a wound.
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