Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract is a skin-conditioning agent used in cosmetics and beauty care products because of its ability to "act in oxidative stress and improve skin conditions," according to a study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology in 2008 entitled "Evaluation of dermatological effects of cosmetic formulations containing Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract and vitamins." The study compared results of transepidermal water loss, skin moisture, skin microrelief and free radicals protection after applying formulas containing vitamins A, C and E esters, just Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, or a combination of the vitamins and the extract (and all 3 against a control group). Results were compared after 3 hours, 15 days and 30 days. Although all of the formulas increased the skin moisture on the patients, only the formulas containing only the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract or the combination of the vitamins and extract yielded skin microrelief results, whereas the vitamins alone did not.

Glucan is a polymer, produced from glucose molecules in fungi, seaweed and other organisms. Many types of this polymer exist, but yeast beta-glucan has the optimal structure and size for biological activity. It has significant effects in wound healing – glucan is already used to treat burn patients, as it promotes regeneration of the skin, reduces pain and improves scar appearance. Furthermore, it is able to activate the immune system to fight against infections, making it additionally useful in open wound care. Additionally, it helps the skin to maintain its barrier function after damage by chemicals, such as detergents. The antioxidant properties of this polymer help protect the skin cells against UV or other sources of oxidative damage. Skin ageing symptoms, such as darkening, sunburn and collagen degradation, can also be reduced by applying this compound.


Key benefits of Yeast Beta Glucan in skin care:

  • Sun damage protection 

  • Sun damage repair 

  • Wound healing support 

  • Anti-bacterial 

  • Scar care

  • Lightening & brightening 

  • Antioxidant 

  • Restore barrier function 

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