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What Is Beta-Glucan And Why Do You Need It In Your Skincare Routine?

By Emily Chiang | Sep 08, 2020
What Is Beta-Glucan And Why Do You Need It In Your Skincare Routine?

When it comes to clear skin, finding products formulated with skin-loving ingredients can be difficult. With so many ingredients out there, how do you know what to look for? We’re here to help! An ingredient that should definitely be on your radar is beta-glucan. It is a hydrating, smoothing, and skin rejuvenating superstar. Read on to learn about what beta-glucans are, how they benefit your skin, and why you need them in your skincare routine.

What Is Beta-Glucan?

Beta-glucans are polysaccharide sugars found in cell walls, derived from various mushrooms, plants, algae, yeasts, and oats.

In skincare, beta-glucans are safe and effective ingredients recognized by the US FDA. They can address a variety of concerns, from soothing sensitive skin to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Because beta-glucans have antioxidant properties and are anti-inflammatory, they are excellent ingredients for improving the look of redness and other signs of sensitive skin.

How Does It Benefit Skin?

Similar to hyaluronic acid, beta-glucans provide skin with deep hydration. They lock hydration in and prevent moisture loss which results in smoother and more supple skin.

In addition to its hydration capabilities, a study found that beta-glucans are able to deeply penetrate the epidermis and effectively plump up fine lines and wrinkles, despite their large molecular size. The result is younger-looking skin over time. Beta-glucans are also capable of increasing collagen production and therefore can effectively improve signs of aging by improving skin’s structure.

Who Should Use It?

If you:

- have constantly dry and irritated skin

- are looking for a product that does double duty calming redness and irritation while simultaneously combating fine lines and wrinkles

It’s time to add beta-glucan to your routine!

Which Wander Beauty Products Contain Beta-Glucan?

Send Your Bags Packing With Baggage Claim Eye Masks

Baggage Claim Eye Masks are our luxurious foil eye masks that visibly brighten, hydrate, and reduce puffiness in the under eye area while also minimizing the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. It’s formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as beta-glucan, hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf extract, camu camu extract, and a blend of 17 amino acids that help maintain skin’s hydration, texture, tone, and overall healthy appearance.

Baggage Claim Eye Masks are a perfect multitasking addition to any skincare routine. Apply Baggage Claim 2-3 times a week, day or night, for up to 15 minutes.

*Pro Tip* Don’t forget to pat the remaining serum into the skin after removing your Baggage Claim Eye Masks. The serum can be applied on laugh lines and mask lines to help treat maskne, dry skin, and more.

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You’ve been asking for more Baggage Claim packettes in each box and we heard you loud and clear! Introducing Baggage Claim Upgrade: for a limited time, the hydrating, brightening, and tightening formula you love will come with 3x more masks in each box.

Quench Skin With Layover Hydrating Ampoule

Layover Hydrating Ampoule is our supercharged serum with high concentrations of active ingredients to add an immediate boost of hydration to skin. Enriched with beta-glucan, pentavitin, birch juice, and edelweiss flower extract, this lightweight formula sinks into the skin to hydrate, brighten, and nourish dull, dry skin.

Layover can be used daily. Gently massage a few drops all over the face to reveal softer, brighter, and more supple skin. Not sure where it fits into your skincare routine? As a general rule of thumb, when layering skincare products, start with the product with the lightest consistency and work your way up to the thickest. So, ampoules should be applied after cleanser and before moisturizer.

Ready to add beta-glucan to your skincare routine? Let us know @Wander_Beauty!

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