New Wonder Ingredient in Skincare : Glycans

Who doesn’t want to look younger?  I do!

I came across this article written on Glycans used in Yves Saint Laurent’s Forever Youth line.  Glycans are basically sugar molecules that allow cells to communicate with each other.  This “communication process” produces collagen and elastin making up the skin matrix.  Hence better, younger-looking skin.  As we age, the communication slows down, and this in turn produces less and less collagen and elastin.

What I found out next was shocking, yet expected from a corporate giant.  YSL’s line’s glycans are SYNTHETIC!  In other words, these sugars are supposed to be natural, plant-based sugars, but YSL can’t have them because there’s another company who owns a patent on the natural sugars.

The company with the patent is Mannatech (Nasdaq: MTEX), and they are launching their own glycans-based skincare next month, November 2013. 

I was able to connect with one of the test subjects of this new product, and she graciously shared her recent photos taken this week using the “wrinkle cream” for just 5 days!  She’s becoming a very young 60-year old!  (Please see the pic here : Pic)

I will share the link to the product as soon as it’s available.