Glycosaminoglycans or polysaccharides
. Polysaccharides in the skin, called GAGs, are chains of sugars. They combine with a core protein to create proteoglycans, which form the infrastructure of your skin. Proteoglycans play a crucial role in maintaining the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds skin cells, enabling them to function correctly. This is particularly important for fibroblasts, which rely on the ECM to operate effectively.
. Polysaccharides are responsible for the skin's natural ability to hydrate and retain water. They are also critical for skin repair and skin renewal. Dry skin (lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity etc) is caused by two factors: Damage to the skin's protective barrier which results in natural water loss.
. Provides moisture for other skin components like collagen and elastin
. An amazing ingredient for increasing overall hydration of the skin