Let's find out about these superstars called Beta Glucans, which most of us have already encountered in our skincare routines but aren't completely aware of the magic they create.
Beta Glucans are polysaccharides (carbohydrates, such as starch which consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together) and fibers. Just like multi-vitamins are derived from whole food sources, beta glucans are derived mainly from yeast and oats. They carry a whole bunch of anti-oxidants, which combat oxidative stress. Stress doesn't necessarily have to come from problems at work, finance, and relationships - factors such as smoking, pollution and other environmental triggers can be a source of it too. Antioxidants found in beta glucans help restore balance and repair cellular damage, which make them invaluable.
Initially, it was thought that the beta glucan molecules were too large to penetrate the epidermis. Later, however, there was a study conducted to test its penetrability and the study found that not only did the beta glucan molecules penetrate down to the dermis but subjects treated topically with beta glucans over 8 weeks showed fewer wrinkles and smoother skin.
Here are some super popular products that all have beta-glucans in them:
Have you noticed plumper, smoother skin and fewer fine lines using the products listed above? Let us know in the comment section below!
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