School of Chinese Medicine
Skin health promotion effects of natural beta-glucan derived from cereals and microorganisms: A review
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.
β-glucan, anti-UV, anti-wrinkle, antioxidant activity, moisturizing effect, skin permeation absorption, wound healing
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Du, B., Bian, Z., & Xu, B. (2014). Skin health promotion effects of natural beta-glucan derived from cereals and microorganisms: A review. Phytotherapy Research, 28 (2), 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.4963