Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Hyaluronic acid has been the darling of skincare hydration for quite some time. But now, it’s got some fierce competition with polyglutamic acid (PGA). Whereas hyaluronic acid could hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, PGA can hold four times that weight, making it even more essential for replenishing thirsty skin.
This natural polymer was originally used to help wounds heal. It is a larger molecule so it sits on top of the skin to help it glow and look more luminous. You’ll find it gives your skin a number of benefits too.
- Better hydration
If you love how hyaluronic acid improves your skin’s hydration, polyglutamic acid will make you fall head over heels. It’s a humectant that retains moisture and binds it to skin for a lasting, quenched feeling.
- Plumper and more elasticity
With all that hydration, skin takes on a plumper look. It looks healthy, smoothed, and soothed, plus this skin-loving acid indirectly assists with improved elasticity to help skin renew even further over time.
- Improved youthfulness
Overall, using polyglutamic acid in your skincare routine will definitely help if you’re seeking anti-aging benefits. With such replenishing moisture, skin is treated to plumping action plus it exhibits anti-radical capabilities, meaning it can keep free radicals from destroying the skin matrix.
- No side effects
Don’t let the word “acid” fool you. There is nothing abrasive about this hydrating ingredient.
Polyglutamic acid is very gentle and suitable for most skin types. However, you should make sure that polyglutamic acid is the only active ingredient. Other actives could be harsh for your skin type and may result in irritation whereas using just PGA likely won’t cause any problems.
What Else to Know About Polyglutamic Acid
Your thirsty skin can’t possibly OD on this naturally moisturizing ingredient. But it stands to reason that the drier your environment, the more frequently you’ll need to apply it. It will still give you great benefits for glowing and healthy skin even in humid places though, so use it as needed.
When you use polyglutamic acid, you’ll start noticing smoother skin that looks more youthful. Plumped up, wrinkles and lines will be minimized. You can wear it alone or let it help boost your skin prior to applying makeup for a really smooth and flawless look.
It’s one of the key ingredients to creating the popular look of glass skin from Korean beauty, giving your skin a dewy and smooth appearance. You’ll be glad to know to that you can use it with vitamin C, retinol, and niacinamide as well without any troubles for your smoothest and most youthful skin!
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.