What is Beta Glucan and why is it more superior to Hyaluronic Acid?

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If you have never come across the name “hyaluronic acid” where on Earth have you been? 

Most of us know that hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that locks in hydration and prevents moisture loss. However, there is a new kid in town that is set to be a rising star giving hyaluronic acid a run for its money.

Meet beta-glucan, a close relative of hyaluronic acid.

Beta-glucan may not be on everyone’s lips right now, whereas Hyaluronic Acid rolls off our tongues 

 

So what is Beta Glucan?

In essence, just like hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan is also a sugar molecule that is proving to be a strong contender to win the skin prize.

Aside from its outstanding moisture properties, this amazing ingredient helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, and irritation.

This wonder molecule is a natural biopolymer that can be found mushrooms, algae, seaweed, grains, oats, and yeast.

For years, beta-glucan has been studied by scientific and medical researchers for its ability to support the immune system and even as a potential anti-cancer therapy.

 

The benefits of Beta Glucan

 

Super Moisture

 

We all know that hyaluronic acid has moisturizing effects on the skin.

However, hyaluronic acid is a water-retaining module and not a water generating module.

so in essence, when applied on to the skin it cannot penetrate deep into the skin unless injected a dermal filler used to replenish the loss of volume, contour, and shape the face.

Instead, it grabs water from the surrounding environment and holds on to it. You may notice that in dry climates with little water content in the atmosphere your skin can actually feel dry.

Studies have shown that beta-glucan is 20% more hydrating than hyaluronic acid at the same concentration.

Beta-glucan is a powerful humectant, which means not only provides intense hydration for the skin but It also helps to prevent moisture loss!

However, unlike hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan forms a thin film on to the skin when applied to lock in moisture.

But wait! It gets better, beta-glucan also holds on to water after it has penetrated deeply into the skin. So unlike hyaluronic acid, Beta-glucan hydrates from inside out.

 

What does this mean to you?

 

Beta-glucan can penetrate the skin into the epidermis and dermis, balancing the skin from the inside out.

Studies have also shown that it is so effective at boosting and protecting the skin barrier function making it a savior for dehydrated, cracked skin conditions.  

 

Why not combine our beta-glucan serum with our Rose Quartz Gua sha SkinFit Tool.  Rose Quartz Gua sha SkinFit Tool function to increase lymphatic drainage and circulation whilst the beta-glucan serum serves as the perfect active glide for the scraping action of the Gua Sha SkinFit Tool to promote beauty and wellbeing.

 

Versatile and skin-friendly  

 

Beta-glucan is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin.  It’s also fragrance-free and colour free which makes it a firm favorite with both women and men.

This oil-free serum works to instantly restore radiance and boost skin’s hydration, giving you a healthy supple complexion.

 

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory 

 

Beta Glucan has a soothing effect calming the skin down thereby reducing redness. This is an ideal product to use after an exfoliation procedure and skin resurfacing treatments.

 

Our beta glucan serum is the perfect product to use after exfoliating your skin with our Flawless Face Professional Vacuum Blackhead Remover/Pore Cleanser to calm and hydrate the skin

It’s also ideal when applied after cleansing your skin with our Ultimate Skin Cleaner/ Ultrasonic Scrubber using the patting motion to drive the product even deeper into the skin. 

 

Outstanding Anti-Ageing 

Just like hyaluronic acid glucan not only firms the skin but also promotes the synthesis of collagen to rejuvenate and tighten the skin.

Studies have shown that on average, beta-glucan can increase the synthesis of collagen up to 32% thereby reducing the depth of wrinkles and diminishing fine lines.

 

Combine our beta-glucan serum with our Radiant Glow Glider to facilitate even deeper penetration into the skin with its heat vibrational technology. In addition, our Radiant Glow Glider comes packed with skin heroes such as red and blue light-emitting diode (LED), also known as photodynamic therapy to stimulate collagen production thereby boosting your anti-aging results whilst the blue light fights the acne-causing bacteria. 

A word of caution

 

Not all beta glucan formulations are born equally.

Our extensively researched pharma-grade formulation is derived from nature and powered by science. Every detail is thought out with precision to ensure that it delivers results. 

Incorporating beta-glucan serum into your skincare menu with the right tools that we provide in synergy, is the ultimate win-win for your skin

Love the beauty within and love the skin that you are in.

Stay amazing x

 

References: 

Bashir, K., & Choi, J. S. (2017). Clinical and Physiological Perspectives of β-Glucans: The Past, Present, and Future. International journal of molecular sciences18(9), 1906. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18091906

Guerra Dore, C., Azevedo, T., de Souza, M., Rego, L., de Dantas, J., Silva, F., Rocha, H., Baseia, I. and Leite, E., 2007. Antiinflammatory, antioxidant and cytotoxic actions of β-glucan-rich extract from Geastrum saccatum mushroom. International Immunopharmacology, 7(9), pp.1160-1169.

Mohiuddin, A., 2019. Skin Aging & Modern Age Anti-Aging Strategies. [online] Globaljournals.org. Available at: <https://globaljournals.org/GJMR_Volume19/3-Skin-Aging-and-Modern-Age.pdf> 

Pillai, R., Redmond, M. and Roding, J., 2005. Anti-Wrinkle Therapy: Significant New Findings in the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatment of Skin Wrinkles with Beta-Glucan. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 27(5), pp.292-292.

ScienceDaily. 2005. Beating The Aging Process Naturally: Study First To Prove Beta Glucan Penetrates Skin. [online] Available at: <https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050930082424.htm>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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