Plant-based glycogen to energize the skin

PhytoSpherix is a phytoglycogen that is isolated from a special non-GMO sweet corn variety. Due to its native bio-identical structure, PhytoSpherix™ has similar effects as animal-derived glycogen.


Energy for skin cells

Skin cells are continuously exposed to environmental stresses, and, therefore, greatly rely on large amounts of energy to combat cellular – and consequently skin – damage. As we age, cellular energy levels decline and the deficiencies in skin energy can result in premature skin aging. One consequence of this includes the formation of wrinkles or skin hyperpigmentation due to photodamage. Therefore, increasing cell energy levels can be a good approach with which to target skin aging.

By providing glycogen, the cells are given energy to use whenever it is needed and wherever it is needed.

This can then result in many beneficial effects for the skin. There is, however, one problem: Glycogen is the glucose storage unit found in mammalian cells and it is usually isolated from animal sources.

Vegan Glycogen Alternative

PhytoSpherix is a plant-based alternative to animal-derived glycogen. It is chemically identical to the glycogen stored in animal cells but is produced and stored in a special variety of non-GMO sweet corn.

It is extracted through a mild water-based process, resulting in a safe and natural botanical extract. These qualities, combined with the chemical properties and the known beneficial effects of glycogen for the skin, make PhytoSpherixan excellent and multi-purpose cosmetic active.

The benefits
  • Energizes skin cells
  • Promotes collagen and hyaluronic acid production
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Reduces pigment spots


Find out more about PhytoSpherix™ here.

Christine Meier
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Christine Meier