One of the key ingredients in the Blue Diamond Collection are arabinogalactans. Arabinogalactans are polysaccharides derived from the Nasturtium flower (watercress) and increase the oxygenation of skin, protecting against hypoxic stress (or oxygen deprivation). A constant supply of oxygen is vital for cells to produce the energy needed to maintain skin’s homeostasis and vitality, enabling cellular renewal, collagen and elastin production. However, ageing cells can often fail to receive enough oxygen, and as a result, cells lose integrity and their ability to heal and renew, leading to a loss of firmness. The arabinogalactans accelerate oxygenation through both protecting against hypoxic stress and stimulating cellular transport of oxygen by synthesis of cytoglobin (a protein which facilitates diffusion of oxygen through tissues). With increased oxygenation of the skin, arabinogalactans are essential in maintaining skin texture, firmness and promoting a healthy glow.
What is Arabinogalactans?