Rooster Combs In My Skincare?

Rooster Combs In My Skincare?

Wait, there may be rooster comb extract in my skincare? How is that possible?!

“The red combs of roosters and hens turn out to be some of the best sources for the sugar molecule hyaluronan, a compound that some doctors are calling the next big thing after Botox,” as reported by the New York Times.

“It is already used to protect the eye during surgery, reduce inflammation in arthritic knees and prevent postsurgery scar tissue. Most recently, hyaluronan has become known as the latest treatment for plumping up facial wrinkles.”

“At Previse we source our hyaluronic acid from fermented botanicals! Yes, you read that right – fermented botanicals have as much bioavailabilty of hyaluronan as the combs of our fowl friends.”


Thankfully science has improved the availability of of hyaluronan, commonly referred to as hyaluronic acid. At Previse we source our hyaluronic acid from fermented botanicals! Yes, you read that right – fermented botanicals have as much bioavailabilty of hyaluronan as the combs of our fowl friends.  

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by the human body. [1] HA holds between 500 and 1000 times its own weight in water. HA fills up the spaces between the connective fibers of collagen and elastin in the dermis layer of your skin. 

Over time our body’s ability to produce hyaluronan decreases. As a result our skin tends to dry out. As reported by Faith Xue at Byrdie, “Studies have proven that hyaluronic acid is amazingly good at bonding with water molecules, making it a key factor in retaining skin moisture. Lack of moisture is one of the main culprits of aging skin, which is why this ingredient—which attracts moisture to your skin—is a must-have when it comes to repairing your skin’s moisture barrier.”

But I’m Young. Do I Need Hyaluronic Acid Infused Skincare?

Let’s think of HA as a tall drink of water for our skin. Water is the key to life. Hydration is the key to having skin look healthy, dewy and youthful. The plant-based hyaluronic acid used in our Previse recipes helps keep your skin moisturized. Hydrated skin is better able to combat outside aggressors like air pollution.

Plus… hydrated skin is plumper! Plumped skin shows fewer fine lines. Plumped skin is smoother, and has a softer texture. We’ve added hyaluronic to all  our serums and moisturizers. That’s right – we’ve inoculated all Previse moisturizers and serums with our lovely vegan, plant-based hyaluronic acid. Help reduce puffiness around your eyes by keeping your Gobo Eye Serum, Daisy Spray Serum, and HydroFoam in your refrigerator. Trust us – the tingly chill when applied to your face is heavenly!  

We’re ’s a hit across the pond! Previse is leading the way to plant-based, vegan skincare.

Europe and the U.K. have always been a hub for beauty and skincare products to thrive. So it’s obvious that hyaluronic acid become vogue early on. So too the importance of a vegan and plant-based lifestyle. Not only do we not test any of our products on animals, nor do we utilize any animal derived ingredients. We know you’ll love this too… none of our ingredient vendors test on animals! This is why we are awarded the PETA Vegan certification for global use. We know our dedication helps make your skin better, and the earth better too. 

Style Nest UK named a Hylarounic acid favorite, HydroFoam,  one of best vegan beauty and skincare buys. She loves how “gentle yet effective” it is. 

Where can I find Hyaluronic Acid products? 

Discover Previse in-store and online at Waitrose, Wolf & Badger, Previse USA and Previse Nordics. For local dermatology and spa centers please contact us

Be sure to check out our blog post on why you should avoid using lanolin.

Three client favorites featured below. 

HydroFoam Hyaluronic Moisturizer hydrates and protects your skin with hyaluronic acid, powerful marine and botanical antioxidants, ceramides, and vitamin B5. Our vegan, plant-based moisturizer is infused with hyaluronic acid and our unique micro-bubble technology. HydroFoam helps to plump, smooth and protect your delicate skin. Even extra-sensitive areas around your eye. Check out our previous blog highlighting the benefits of HydroFoam.

HydroMilk Pressed Serum  is a celebrated vegan spa-treatment that is a serum and moisturizer combined. Fortified with two hyaluronic acid molecules, skin-calming green tea, apricot seed and organic lavender extracts to hydrate and plump your skin.  In addition to hyaluronic acid, it has wrinkle-fighting antioxidants and vitamins and moisturizing organic botanical extracts.

Ozone Defense Serum nourishes skin and protects from ground-level ozone (O3) or air pollution. The Oil-free, vitamin-rich serum is a potent, plant-based serum complex infused with vitamins B5, B3, C, and hyaluronic acid. B5 and hyaluronic acid help bind moisture to the skin to lockout airborne pollutants. Vitamins B3 and C help fight oxidative damage.  Free radicals are running rampant with the current state of the environment, with Ozone Defense it’s easy to protect your skin. 

As always these products, along with our full line, are plant-based and PETA certified vegan.  Also, naturally free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, PEGs (polyglycols), xenoestrogens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. 

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