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Beauty and luxury lifestyle website by a herbal extracts expert Maria. Follow our articles and read on to discover the best botanical ingredients, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and other organic chemicals for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health-food, and cosmetics industries.


In its simplest term, arthritis is the inflammation or swelling of one or more joints in the body which causes pain and stiffness and it mostly gets worse with age. The most common form of Arthritis is Osteoarthritis (wear and tear) which usually arises due to age and most often affects joints like the fingers, … Continue reading

March 21, 2022 Arthritis, Chondroitin Sulfate, Knee Joint Health

Best Skincare Products

What is Sodium Hyaluronate Powder? Sodium hyaluronate is a chemical compound made from hyaluronic acid. As the name suggests, sodium hyaluronate is a salt of hyaluronic acid. This is just one of two known hyaluronate salts, as hyaluronic acid has two salts: potassium hyaluronate and sodium hyaluronate. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid. The … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 Hyaluronic Acid

How Do You Use Dihydromyricetin Powders, Capsules, or Pills?

Dihydromyricetin is a flavonoid usually found in a wide range of Ampelopsis species such as japonica, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, some Pinus species, Megalophylla, Hovenia Dulcis, etc. We can refer to the flavonoid as Ampelosin, Ampelotin, or simply DHM. Several laboratory methods exist to extract this substance from their parent plants and modify it to treat a wide … Continue reading

February 17, 2022 Dihydromyricetin, Herbal Extracts

Does Chondroitin Sulfate (CS) Treat Arthritis and Help with Inflammation?

Arthritis is a health condition of the joint, which often involves the joint becoming swelling and tender. The two common kinds of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Wear and tear of cartilages in the joint leads to arthritis. The significant symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which usually worsen with age. An … Continue reading

January 12, 2022 Chondroitin Sulfate, Herbal Extracts

Best Hydrating Primers at the Drugstore Containing Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate

Dry skin is a major concern when applying a base cosmetic product like foundation or a concealer. These base products do not work well on dehydrated and rough skin. A good hydrating primer ensures that your skin is smooth and maintains its glow. The hydrating primer contains Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium Hyaluronate that soothes dry … Continue reading

December 10, 2021 Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Care

What’s More Effective for Wrinkles: Hyaluronic Acid or Retinol?

If you’re concerned about achieving better-looking skin, especially one without wrinkles, you most likely would have asked one of the many questions most skincare enthusiasts have asked: should I use hyaluronic acid or retinol? But really, they both do different things; so it’s like comparing grapes to mangoes.   Hyaluronic acid and retinol are two … Continue reading

November 23, 2021 Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Care