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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Skin health promotion effects of natural beta-glucan derived from cereals and microorganisms: A review

Language

English

Abstract

β-Glucans are natural cell wall polysaccharides found in yeast, fungi (including mushrooms), some bacteria, seaweeds and cereals. Natural β-glucans possess many health promotion effects on human health, such as anti-tumor, anti-diabetes, anti-infection, lowering blood cholesterol and immune-modulating properties. These effects have been reviewed previously. However, skin health promotion of β-glucan derived from cereals and microorganisms has received little attention. This review focuses on antioxidant activity, anti-wrinkle activity, anti-ultraviolet light, wound healing, and moisturizing effect and skin permeation absorption of β-glucan. Furthermore, applications of β-glucan in cosmetics are also discussed. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords

β-glucan, anti-UV, anti-wrinkle, antioxidant activity, moisturizing effect, skin permeation absorption, wound healing

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Phytotherapy Research

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start Page

159

End Page

166

Publisher

Wiley

ISSN (print)

0951418X

ISSN (electronic)

10991573

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