Oat Beta Glucan is an all-natural, effective, safe and incredibly moisturizing ingredient that boasts a long list of benefits, including healing and hydrating your skin. It can help create an active, glowing appearance.
Beta-glucans are polysaccharides (sugars) found in the cell walls of certain fungi, yeast, bacteria, and plants. Most commonly in skincare, beta-glucans are found in mushrooms, rice, and oats to calm and repair broken, irritated skin.
However, beta-glucans are much more impressive than just another soothing ingredient. Many recent studies have even shown that beta-glucans are far more impressive than more mainstream ingredients such as hyaluronic acid!
Skin aging (like most other physiological phenomena) is the result of many things. Though it is impossible to literally stop aging, only a little percentage of the aging process is genetically determined. There is more you can do to control it than you have ever imagined. It’s no secret that your body needs the right nutrients to fight the aging consequences.
By identifying the correct ways of protecting your skin, you can generate amazing results that will make you feel like you are reversing your age. Along with the consumption of natural healthy food, it is vital that you treat your skin externally with the right and the most appropriate products with effective ingredients.
As we age our skin starts to lose its volume and elasticity. Those little lines and wrinkles that start to pop up on the forehead. These changes can be reversed, and we can regain a youthful appearance and erase the negative expressions of aging using Oat Beta Glucan.
It penetrates deeply into the skin tissues, working its way down to the deeper layers where wrinkles are formed, it stimulates collagen synthesis and helps to prevent aging signs and increase the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Beta-glucan is an excellent ingredient for strengthening the skin barrier and neutralizing free radicals. Our skin is constantly exposed to stress from pollution and sun exposure and beta-glucans can help prevent and alleviate the resulting damage.
But this amazing ingredient is antioxidant AND can help boost your immune system! Beta-glucan supports a stronger, more resilient immune system, which in part, strengthens a more robust skin barrier–preventing damage from the inside out.
Beta glucans are also high in antioxidants to protect against oxidative stress that can prematurely age us. They do this by neutralizing free radicals and, as a result, preventing cellular damage. Antioxidants are integral to any routine since we don’t naturally produce them and because of the fact that we’re exposed to oxidative stress from pollution and sun exposure on an everyday basis. Applying beta glucans topically can prevent and alleviate any potential damage.
One study also found that beta glucans significantly reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to the ability of the oat-derived beta glucans to penetrate the epidermis and dermis to deeply moisturize the skin. The ability of beta glucans to effectively moisturize the skin can prevent the increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by maintaining proper skin health and reducing trans epidermal water loss.
If you suffer from constantly irritated skin and are looking for a product that does double duty to combat signs of aging and calm redness and irritation, look no further than the CHARLÍS Daily Facial Cleanser.
A good facial cleanser is the foundation of any skincare routine. Finding the right product (free of toxins or harmful chemicals) is essential for improving the resilience of your skin. Here are some other superstar ingredients found in the CHARLÍS Daily Facial Cleanser:
ALOE VERA: Rich in safflower seed oil and vitamin E and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid for moisture locking), these tiny oil droplets work both as natural emulsifiers as well as slow- time-released delivery systems, giving the skin long-lasting moisture to maintain the hydration of the skin.
ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.
ORGANIC CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS OIL: The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.
CANADIAN WILLOWHERB: This plant has natural anti-inflammatory properties, perfect to soothe irritated skin, making this a great face cleanser for sensitive skin. Willowherb is also an antioxidant that can help prevent cell damage by protecting them from free radicals.