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About Face: Barley Extract + Poria Cocos

Here at Good Science Beauty, our skincare products are grounded in proven science. It all starts with the ingredients that we load into our Good Silicon+® carrier. This is the fifth in a series of blog posts that take an in-depth look at our ingredients, how they work, and why we use them in our products. 

Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable. This is because as we get older, our bodies naturally decrease the production of collagen and elastin, leaving our skin with fine lines and a loss of elasticity. Talk about frustrating.

Though we can’t eliminate wrinkles completely, we can slow down their formation by carrying the right ingredients to where they are needed. That’s where barley extract and poria cocos come in: Our Skin Firming Cream (005-Fi), combines these two natural ingredients to restore your skin’s resilience and youthful spring.

Barley extract is derived from the barley plant and is rich in antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals (the electron-stealing molecules that wreak havoc on your skin). Barley extract contains bioactive compounds, including ferulic acid and gamma-oryzanol. Ferulic acid can significantly accelerate the wound-healing process within your skin, and gamma-oryzanol has anti-inflammatory properties. Both work together to encourage your skin to naturally repair itself below the surface. Barley extract is also rich in selenium, which improves skin elasticity.

Poria Cocos is a Chinese mushroom widely used in Eastern medicine that is rich in Beta Glucan, a powerful humectant that promotes collagen synthesis and helps strengthen the skin barrier. Beta Glucan helps in strengthening the skin barrier to lock in moisture. Poria Cocos contains organic acids and proteins for maximum skin cell function, without impacting your skin’s natural pH levels. It also improves the local activity of hyaluronic acid within the skin, so your face is left hydrated.

The benefits of our two key ingredients wouldn’t be nearly as effective without Good Silicon+® Our patented carrier technology delivers the barley extract and poria cocos deep within your skin, releasing them over time, and dissolves into orthosilicic acid (OSA). OSA is an absorbable form of Silicon, and supports natural collagen production. Together, barley extract and poria cocos can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth out skin.

Experience the benefits of barley extract and poria cocos for yourself in our Skin Firming Face Cream (005-Fi). Curious about the ingredients in other Good Science Beauty products? Stay tuned for more information in our About Face series.