If you’ve made it this far into your skincare journey without hearing the name “hyaluronic acid,” it’s quite plausible you’ve been living under a rock. Hyaluronic acid is a star humectant that locks in hydration and prevents moisture loss, but have you heard of its cousin, Beta Glucan?
What is Beta Glucan?
At its most basic level, beta glucan is a sugar molecule. At its best level, beta glucan is a running competitor for Hyaluronic Acid’s job. Aside from its jaw-dropping moisture properties, the ingredient helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness and irritation. The molecule can be found in things like oats, fungi, seaweed and other grains.