Know Your Ingredients: Beta-Glucan

by Gio

Beta-glucan

What it is
Beta-glucan is a sugar that can be derived from oats or yeast.

What it does
Beta-glucan is an anti-inflammatory agent that can soothe redness and sensitive skin.
In addition, it has weak antioxidant properties.

Side effects
Beta-glucan is generally considered to be safe.

(Sources: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, February 2007; and Free Radical Biology and Medicine, February 2001)

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