What is Trehalose and what does it do for the skin?

What is Trehalose and what does it do for the skin?

There are (probably) millions of different skincare products on the market, from the bog standard bars of soap to cleanse with and the most basic of moisturising products, to high end facial products that contain scientifically researched, innovative products.

But how do we know which ones are any good, and which ones might be a waste of money?

And what if you wanted to really target particular skin concerns by using revolutionary products that contain ingredients that you’ve never heard of, but want to hear everything about them and their skin benefits?

That’s where we come in. Here at Vice Reversa, we know what we do well and we stick to it. Our crystallised microneedle skin patches have been developed using cutting edge technology and ingredients at the top of their game. And we make it our business to break it all down into easy to understand, plain English, so that you can make informed choices about your skincare.

So if you’re considering trehalose skincare products, or you’re keen to know more, then read on for all you need to know on trehalose.

What is Trehalose?

Trehalose is a type of naturally occurring sugar that’s found in certain plants. It’s also produced by certain insects and microorganisms. But whether produced by plant, insect or microbe, it’s a pretty extraordinary molecule…

What Does Trehalose Do?

Known as the “resurrection sugar”, trehalose is produced when its host is suffering in extreme conditions such as heat or a lack of water. The plant, insect or microbe will then produce trehalose, which consists of two glucose molecules, to resurrect itself.

As with many extraordinary compounds found in nature, trehalose is now being used in skincare products to help protect the skin from damage, and crucially, dehydration and sun damage.

Known as the “resurrection sugar”, trehalose mimics the natural moisturising factors naturally found in the skin, helping to keep it moisturised, hydrated and supple.

(Trehalose skincare products usually contain trehalose that’s been derived from plants, rather than from insects.)

One of the most crucial properties of trehalose is that it helps protect against oxidative stress – which can lead to skin ageing and inflammation (which can cause problems anyway, but especially so if you have acne prone skin).

Is Trehalose Good for the Skin?

Trehalose skincare products are beneficial to the skin in multiple ways. First of all, the antioxidant properties which helps to neutralise free radicals in the skin, that can otherwise cause cellular and DNA damage and oxidative stress. Therefore, trehalose is good for the skin in that it protects against the damaging and ageing effects of UV damage and damage caused by pollutants and environmental toxins.

Another benefit of trehalose skincare products is that it mimics the natural moisturising factors naturally found in the skin, helping to keep it moisturised, hydrated and supple. As we age, our skin begins to lose its ability to stay well moisturised, causing the skin to become dehydrated and rough. Trehalose helps the skin to retain moisture, keeping it youthful and fresh looking.

Trehalose also has a protective effect on the skin, by combining with water to form a protective barrier around the skin cell membranes. This helps to protect the skin from the elements, which is particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin.

Is Trehalose Good for Acne?

Acne prone skin is often skin that has underlying problems, deep within the lower layers. Dehydration, oxidative stress and cellular damage can all cause acne prone skin to be even more reactive, leading to more spots and breakouts.

Due to the ability of trehalose to keep the skin hydrated and protected, it’s useful for those with acne prone skin to help keep the skin in a healthy condition.

How Do I Know if My Skin Would Benefit from Trehalose?

Trehalose skincare products are suitable for all skin types and have shown to cause no problems such as irritation or redness from using them, unlike some other skincare products designed to target various skin concerns.

If you have skin that’s starting to look like its ageing, feels like its lacking in moisture or is prone to spots and acne breakouts, then trehalose skincare products could benefit your skin

Therefore, you can consider it safe to use on your skin. If you have skin that’s starting to look like its ageing, feels like its lacking in moisture or is prone to spots and acne breakouts, then trehalose skincare products could benefit your skin, and you should definitely give them a try!

How to Use Trehalose Skincare Products

So now that you know the skin benefits of trehalose, how on earth do you find it, and use it? Well, we’ve done all the hard work for you, by adding it to both of our microneedling skin patches.

Our Microneedle Wrinkle Eye Patches contain trehalose where it helps to hydrate and protect the skin. Since trehalose is also good for acne prone skin, we’ve added it to our Microneedle Pimple Patches , too.

Our patches make use of innovative dissolvable crystal technology, so although they penetrate the skin to deliver their skin loving ingredients deep down to where they’re needed, you won’t feel a thing. Our thousands of tiny crystals dissolve, leaving behind their benefits, making them ideal for use at home, overnight. And we know you’ll love them, so give them a try today!