iUNIK intensive moisturizing serum contains 98% beta-glucan and 2% sodium PCA.
Beta-glucan is a large molecule composed of many smaller sugar molecules (called polysaccharides) and is found in the cell walls of yeast, some fungi, algae and cereals. It has a soothing and moisturizing effect and 20% more moisturizing capacity than hyaluronic acid. Topical application of beta-glucan works on wound healing, is a mild antioxidant, soothes and hydrates the skin.
Recently, the results of a study on 27 people were presented, which examined the effect of 0.1% beta-glucan. The study showed that despite its large molecular size, beta-glucan penetrates the skin, even into the dermis (the middle layer of the skin where wrinkles form). After 8 weeks, there was a significant reduction in the depth of wrinkles, and the roughness of the skin was also greatly reduced.
Sodium PCA (PCA stands for pyrrolidone carboxylic acid) is a substance that can be found naturally in our skin. The sodium salt form of PCA is an important ingredient because it is an excellent natural moisturizer that helps the skin retain moisture and stay hydrated.
iUNIK is a Korean cosmetic brand that uses only hypoallergenic ingredients in all its products, and their minimum number. The brand name iUNIK stands for “Ideal Unique Natural Ingredients Knowhow”, summarizing in the name the aim to provide the best skin care solutions through constant innovation and research.
The serum has a transparent, non-sticky and liquid texture that spreads easily and is quickly absorbed. It can be used as part of the morning and evening routine and is intended for all skin types.
Composition: Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Beta-Glucan, Sodium PCA.
Due to the minimal list of ingredients and the fact that there is no perfume or alcohol, it is also suitable for sensitive skin. It will best suit dry and dehydrated skin, because after just a few applications you will notice that it is elastic, hydrated and refreshed. The skin stopped flaking on the dried out parts and the skin barrier was restored.
An excellent moisturizing serum that won me over with its effectiveness and its light, almost liquid texture.
Packaging: 50 ml dropper bottle
Price: HRK 188 (notino.hr)