Hyaluronic acid has been the go to ingredient for fresh plump skin. You can find it in face serums, moisturizers, masks, night creams – you name it. . .  The more you moisturize and hydrate your skin, the better. We recognize hydration as a solution to almost all problems such as dry skin, appearance of fine lines, dehydration…

What is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic acid is a compound that naturally occurs in human tissue. It serves as a water reservoir for cells and has important functions for aging skin. Hyaluronic acid’s biggest claim to fame is its ability to retain water. One gram of hyaluronic acid can hold more than 1000 mL of water. This creates improved smoothness and softening of skin along with a decrease in wrinkles even with using just a small amount of hyaluronic acid.


A New Superhero in Skincare: Cassia Angustifolia – Botanical Hyaluronic Acid


Yes, there is… The new, alternative to hyaluronic acid is natural and derived from the seeds of Senna plant – in another name Cassia angustifolia. The Cassia angustifolia extract is inspired by Ayurveda and rich in galactom­annans and high content of polysaccharides, which naturally mimics hyaluronic acid. This botanical extract has been proven to deliver 4 times longer and more hydration than synthetic hyaluronic acid.

When applied to the skin,the botanical hyaluronic acid – Cassia angustifolia extract creates a breathable, protective layer on the skin that retains moisture,  helps boost the elasticity and hydration levels of the skin. This creates a firmer, more toned and plump appearance to the skin, and naturally minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

It also automatically helps visible smoothing of the skin surface and increased skin radiance. With the characteristics of a true multitasking natural ingredient, it helps to create a firm hydrated foundation for skin so that it doesn’t easily sag, dull, dry, droop or wrinkle.

Current scientific studies show that the extract of Cassia angustifolia has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, which could help speed healing of minor skin issues and keep breakouts at bay.

You can see why we love this precious ingredient -the superhero Cassia angustifolia extract aka Botanical hyaluronic acid, but most importantly, our customers love it in Essential Radiance Serum and Ageless Perfection Cream for the results just a small amount of this wonder ingredient can create.


Wishing you a glowing healthier skin,

Dr. Ebru Karpuzoglu MSc., PhD.

cassia angustifolia senna plant

Scientific References

Antibacterial activity of Cassia angustifolia Extract Against Some Human Pathogenic Bacteria. Zakaria Bameri, Negar Amini-Boroujeni, Saeide Saeidi, Saphora Bazi. JNAS Journal-2013-2-11/582-589

Evaluation of antibacterial activity of selected medicinal plant extracts from south India against human pathogens. Chinnaperumal Kamaraj, Abdul Abdul Rahuman, Chinnadurai Siva, Moorthy Iyappan, Arivarasan Vishnu Kirthi. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease (2012)S296-S301

Pharmacologically active flavonoids from the anticancer, antioxidant and antimicrobial extracts of Cassia angustifolia Vahl.Ahmed SI, Hayat MQ, Tahir M, Mansoor Q, Ismail M, Keck K, Bates RB. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Nov 11;16(1):460.

Topical anti-inflammatory activity of some Asian medicinal plants used in dermatological disorders. Cuéllar MJ, Giner RM, Recio MC, Máñez S, Ríos JL. Fitoterapia. 2001 Mar;72(3):221-9.

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