Dry skin, redness, inflammation and breakouts are all common skin concerns amongst women these days. While we blame hormones for skin breakouts and sensitive skin for inflammation; you’ll be surprised to know that all these symptoms could be proof that your skin is actually just dehydrated.

While we’ve heard of hyaluronic acid and the wonders that this ingredient does in terms of providing our skin the much-needed boost of hydration; the good news is that here’s a new skin care ingredient in town that has the ability to hold ten times more moisture than hyaluronic acid. Yes, you read that right! We’re talking about polyglutamic acid. Read on to know all about this miracle ingredient...

What is polyglutamic acid?
 

What is polyglutamic acid?

Polyglutamic acid is derived from fermented soybean mucilage and is a peptide (aka protein) that is emerging to be a game-changer in the world of skin care. Unlike hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid has larger molecules which in turn allows a thin film to form on the surface of your skin, thereby preventing water loss.

Having said that, polyglutamic acid is no replacement for hyaluronic acid. In fact, both these ingredients work powerfully together to provide our skin a mega dose of hydration which we need, when our moisture levels drastically dip. While hyaluronic acid on one hand will hydrate the lower levels of your skin, polyglutamic acid on the other will hydrate the top layer of your skin and form a seal that ensures maximum hydration.

Benefits of polyglutamic acid

From diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and minimizing pigmentation to boosting skin elasticity and stimulating the skin’s natural moisturising processes, polyglutamic acid is the secret ingredient you didn’t know your skin needed. This all-new skin care ingredient works to give you smooth, plump and radiant skin. Polyglutamic acid is a humectant that not just draws more water into the cells but also holds it in. It is a miracle ingredient, especially for all those with tight, dehydrated skin.

How should you incorporate polyglutamic acid-infused products in your daily skin care regimen?
 

How should you incorporate polyglutamic acid-infused products in your daily skin care regimen?

Whether you’re buying it in the form of night cream or serum, it is ideal to use your acid-based product after cleansing but before moisturising! Reason being that the moisturiser will act as a protective layer locking in all the goodness from your polyglutamic acid-infused product.