What is N-Acetyl Glucosamine ?
N-Acetyl Glucosamine is a natural substance extracted from the outer shells of shellfish. Known for its various health and skin benefits, N-Acetyl Glucosamine boosts the hyaluronic acid synthesis and reduces inflammation in your body and skin.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine is the basic component of hyaluronic acid, one of the major skin components that gives skin its youthful appearance and plumpness. Many studies showed that N-Acetyl Glucosamine helps reduce and reverse signs of ageing including facial hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, dryness and loss of skin volume.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine Reduces Facial Hyperpigmentation and Brightens Complexion
Age spots are often seen as more ageing than wrinkles. Signs of accumulated skin damage, age spots are formed over a period of time mostly due to excessive exposure to UV radiation.
Studies showed that N-Acetyl Glucosamine reduced facial hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the melanin production and protecting skin cells from free radicals and oxidative stress. The skin brightening effects of N-Acetyl Glucosamine is further boosted when it is mixed with Niacinamide (vitamin B3) in a skincare formula.
The skin renewal, smoothing and brightening properties of N-Acetyl Glucosamine are similar to those of Alpha Hydroxy Acids. However, unlike Alpha Hydroxy Acids that may not be suitable for sensitive skin, N-Acetyl Glucosamine is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
The skin around the eyes are known to be particularly susceptible to premature ageing. To reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, dark circles and hyperpigmentation around the eyes, gently apply Bio-Collagen Eye and Lip Cream every morning and evening. Formulated with n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, 24-karat gold nanoparticles and resveratrol to revitalise, brighten and reduce the look of wrinkles, lines, dark circles, age spots and puffiness around the eyes. You can also apply this firming anti-ageing cream to the lips as frequent as needed to prevent dryness and environmental skin damage.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine Reduces Wrinkles and Other Signs of Ageing
Numerous studies showed that N-Acetyl Glucosamine improved the appearance of ageing skin. It reduces wrinkles, lines, age spots, loss of skin volume (sagging skin), dryness and dehydration. The anti-ageing effects of N-Acetyl Glucosamine are due to its ability to boost hyaluronic acid synthesis, strengthen skin matrix, even out skin tone and improve skin cell turnover.
Skincare products containing N-Acetyl Glucosamine can slow down the signs of ageing and restore the youthfulness of the skin. Topical application of n-acetyl glucosamine helps unclog pores and gently peels off dead skin cells that makes it suitable for acne-prone skin too.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine in Anti-Ageing Skincare Products
Due to its excellent stability, skin penetrating and rejuvenating properties, N-Acetyl Glucosamine is one of the best ingredients for anti-ageing skincare products. As a skincare scientist who specialises in anti-ageing research, I don't believe there is anything that can stop the ageing process completely. Nevertheless, I do believe that anti-ageing skincare products can slow down the skin's ageing. I use a combination of n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, stabilised vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts in my award-winning anti-ageing moisturiser, Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream.
Testimonial: "When a girl reaches certain age a little smudge of Henry's magic goes a long way! It slides onto skin as smoothly as silk and leaves your face feeling plumped-up. What's more, for really exciting effects, introduce Henry to other parts of your body; you'll be amazed with the wrinkle-free results!" Best Night Cream, Natural Health (Beauty Awards Panel), UK.
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