Spotlight Ingredient: Sodium PCA

Spotlight Ingredient: Sodium PCA


What is Sodium PCA?

Sodium PCA is the sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid (PCA), a natural amino acid.
It is one of the primary components of the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) found in the protective skin barrier that helps keep skin hydrated, calm, strong and healthy. It is considered non-comedogenic and non-irritating. It is derived from plant sources.

How does Sodium PCA benefit sensitive skin?

As a crucial part of the protective skin barrier, Sodium PCA has many key benefits for sensitive skin.

Bio-Compatible Skin Identical Ingredient: Sodium PCA is an important part of the skins Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). As we age NMF levels are reduced leaving skin more dry, deyhdated, flaky and prone to fine lines and sagging. When you apply Sodium PCA to your skin, you are helping to replenish, revitalize and support skin with an ingredient it recognizes and needs to be healthy.

Super Hydrating: Sodium PCA is a powerful humectant that binds moisture to the skin. It holds several times its weight in water. This means skin is super hydrated, smooth and firm.

Protective: As an important part of the NMF, Sodium PCA helps to keep skin hydrated, healthy and supple. Hydrated, strengthen skin helps to keep skin calm by resisting the penetration of bacteria, allergens, and other irritating substances.


Sodium PCA is a key ingredient in our BLISS NMF | Transformative Moisture Mist. 15 active ingredients, featuring bio-compatible skin identical Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF), Sodium PCA and Hyaluronic Acid, dramatically enhance and maintain skin hydration. Niacinamide brightens and illuminates dull skin. Yeast Oligopeptide and Soy Amino Acids help to support the protective skin barrier, encourage collagen production and minimize water loss.  Raw earth, bio-available minerals balance oil production, minimize pores and remineralize skin. While a blend of seven organic botanicals calm distressed skin and help to reduce redness.  Your skin is fortified against daily environmental stress, blissfully hydrated, beautifully firm and luminous.


BLISS NMF | Transformative Moisture Mist


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The information provided on this blog is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any concerns or questions about a persistent problem or medical condition.

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At LILY DE MAI we believe in the purity of nature and the power of science to transform your sensitive skin. We’ve devoted years of research into how skin works and what ingredients from nature and skin care science best support and promote healthy, beautiful skin.

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