What is Oat Beta Glucan?
Oat Beta Glucan is extracted from the cell wall of oat kernels. Oats are considered to be a good addition to a healthy diet and they also have a number of skin benefits. More and more, skincare companies are including Oat Beta Glucan in their products.
5 Ways Oat Beta Glucan can Help Your Skin
Oat Beta Glucan stimulates collagen synthesis. As we age our collagen levels start to decline each year and signs of ageing become more apparent. Using products on a daily basis that help to stimulate collagen synthesis, helps to maintain skin that is more smooth, firmer and also more youthful looking.
It accelerates wound healing. It’s an anti-inflammatory and is great at healing the skin much faster.
It reduces skin redness. It’s very effective at soothing the skin and also reducing redness.
Oat Beta Glucan really helps to improve your skins moisture levels. It naturally forms a protective film over the skins surface. The film helps moisture to be locked into the skin. This greatly improves the look and also the feel of skin. If you suffer with dry skin, products with oat beta glucan in them can greatly improve the skins condition. As well as locking moisture into the skin, it also helps to lock in other active ingredients. This pushes them deeper into the skin. Because of this, active ingredients are also able to work more effectively.
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 wrinkle formation. Skin is smoother, more dense and also has improved elasticity. Combined with improved moisture levels, skin also looks and feels more supple.
A Study on Oat Beta Glucan
A study was performed in 2005 and published in the “International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists” magazine. Dr. Pillai and his research team performed a series of experiments on skin section to assess the penetrability of Oat Beta Glucan. The results showed that not only did it penetrate the epidermis, it also reached the dermis, where wrinkles are formed. The trial took place over 8 weeks. At the end of those 8 weeks, participants showed an improvement in skin smoothness and also wrinkle reduction.
Four NCN Products That Contain This Ingredient
You can find this skin-nourishing and very effective ingredient in four of the NCN products. These are, Vitamin C+ Serum and the Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream. Multi-Active Accelerator Cream and also the Eye Fix Rollerball Serum.