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Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan

* Binding agent

Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan is a binding agent and viscosity increasing agent used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its additional properties that allow it to soothe irritated skin, support the skin’s own antioxidant activity, protect the skin from environmental damage, and help the skin to retain moisture (Skin-One.com). It is also known to be a wound-healer.

* Binding agent

Functions:

Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan is a binding agent and viscosity increasing agent used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its additional properties that allow it to soothe irritated skin, support the skin’s own antioxidant activity, protect the skin from environmental damage, and help the skin to retain moisture (Skin-One.com). It is also known to be a wound-healer.

According to studies done in Florence, Italy and published in the Department of Pharmacology journal, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan is also being used in opthalmic surgeries. During studies of this ingredient on corneal cells, it was found that Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan can "protect cells from oxidative stress-dependent cell death ... promoting cell adhesion and resistance to oxidative stress." This may translate to the same effects in skin cells.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

The Cosmetics Database finds Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan to be a low hazard ingredient and no adverse side effects or safety warnings were found elsewhere regarding its use in cosmetics or personal care products.

Recommended Products w/ Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan:

Neova Advanced Lift Eye Gelee, Dr. Spiller’s Celltresor Cream and Gel
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