Similar to hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid (PGA for short) is proven to have some major hydration and anti-aging benefits when it comes to skincare. And did you know that the latest “it” skincare ingredient is derived from fermented soy beans? That’s right. Here are all the reasons why you need to incorporate PGA into your regimen...
It’s a game-changer for wrinkles.
The water-soluble peptide not only works to decrease wrinkles and other signs of aging, but it also helps improve volume in the face as well as collagen production.
It holds up to 10,000 times its weight in moisture.
Though it IS similar to hyaluronic acid, PGA is different because it actually forms a film on the skin that stops water from evaporating off of the face.
It delivers vital nourishment and locks in moisture by forming a barrier.
By forming said barrier to prevent evaporation, PGA makes your skin look and feel smoother, and gives you a healthy, more youthful appearance. Because of this, Aloisia uses PGA as one of our star ingredients in six of our face masks, included in the 7 Day Skincare System. One of the reasons why Aloisia's masks leave your skin looking dewy and youthful is because they are supercharged with PGA! Each mask is formulated with a patented blend of sodium hyaluronate, polyglutamic acid, vitamin leaf water, and other proven natural botanical and marine ingredients.
Aloisia products with PGA:
- Soothing Protection Mask
- Brightening Radiance Mask
- Ultra-Nourishing Moisture Mask
- Deep Healing Mask
- Rejuvenating and Repair Mask
- Ginseng Vitality Mask
It works synergistically with sodium hyaluronate.
Now, we don’t want to discredit sodium hyaluronate here. PGA and SH work in synergy with one another, as sodium hyaluronate is especially good at hydrating the deeper levels of the skin and allows other skincare products to penetrate deeper and more powerfully. Fun fact: SH actually retains five times more moisture than hyaluronic acid, so you know this is giving you the ultimate in hydration. PGA is really your go-to for your skin’s top layer...so, together they are a perfect duo.
It increases your skin’s natural moisturizing factors.
Your natural moisturizing factors (NMF) are crucial when it comes to maintaining sufficient skin hydration in the face, and PGA works to help. In fact, when NMF levels are low skin issues such as psoriasis and other skin issues can occur. The water that your NMF bind in your skin allows for healthy, vibrant skin with high levels of elasticity.
Jamie Stone is a freelance beauty writer and marketer living in Los Angeles, CA. Her blog is HonestlyJamie.com and you can find her on Instagram @itsjamiestone.