Skin Ingredient Spotlight: Beta Glucans (Works Wonders For Acne!)


Beta Glucans- These are one of the most multi-tasking ingredients used in skin care products today. Also known as a Biological Response Modifier (BRM); they help support the body’s natural ability to correct itself. When applied to the skin, they have been shown to correct a variety of skin problems, including the lessening of acne breakouts, sallow skin due to smoking, and skin cells adversely affected by sun damage (lines and wrinkles).

When used after laser or chemical peel procedures, it also gives a noticeably faster recovery period because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It is used primarily in moisturizers and serums and is one of our favorite ingredients because it addresses so many skin conditions.

What Renée Rouleau products use Beta Glucans? …


Phytolipid Comfort Cream

Daytime Blemish Gel

Skin Correcting Serum


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Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”