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Why we can't get enough of Beta Glucan in our Skincare!

Beta glucan is a buzz ingredient which has grown in popularity in recent years but why do we love it in skincare?

Beta glucan is a type of soluble fiber found in the cell walls of certain foods and plants and is often used in dietary recommendations or in our field, as an ingredient in skin care products with many positive skincare benefits!

Promising research shows beta glucan may be a helpful addition to your skincare routine when applied topically, it can help to improve skin barrier function and hydration, help reduce inflammation, promote wound healing and reduce redness associated with many skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, beta glucan can help to increase collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother skin.

Which skins can benefit from adding topical cosmetics that contain beta glucan? Due to its role in reducing TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) and aiding in the skins barrier function, beta glucan is best indicated for dry, sensitive, or aging skin. When applied topically it aids the skin in creating a protective barrier that helps to lock in moisture and keep irritants out. It also works to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover, resulting in healthier functioning skin. 

Top tips of integrating beta glucan into your skincare routine topically:

1. Make sure you're buying from a brand that uses high-quality ingredients and formulates with the correct percentages of active ingredients for it to be beneficial.

2. Look for products that contain other beneficial ingredients. In addition to beta glucan, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or niacinamide. These ingredients can further improve your skin's appearance by providing additional hydration or brightening effects.

3. Consider your skin type and current routine!

Our favourite product with Beta Glucan? Our Skin Boost Serum contains Beta Glucan, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid + ceramides for skin hydration, restoration and repair!