Yeast might sound like an unlikely ingredient to add to anything but is in fact an integral ingredient in some of most loved skincare products, specially in K-Beauty, where the fermented skincare trend started. Just like fermented foods aid in the digestion and nutrient absorption, fermentation of the nutrients in topical skin care makes them more concentrated and easily absorbed.
Fermentation causes three major changes in a substance:
1) Better absorbed : microorganisms break down the molecules into smaller sizes to are easier to absorb by skin.
2) Lesser irritation: it nutralizes skin irritants like heavy metals and pesticides.
3) Increased Nutrient-density: fermentation process gives rise to new amino acids, organic acids and antioxidants to help hydrate and nourish the skin.
Galactomyces Ferment and Bifida Ferment Lysate are most commonly used in Skincare products, with Pichia Pastoris slowly gaining popularity.
Sensitive Skin: Protein chemistry of yeast ferments is similar to human skin, which makes it lesser likely to be recognised as foreign substance and trigger an allergic reaction.
Dry Skin: Nutrient-dense Yeast extract is known to strengthen skin moisture barrier, which prevents TEWL.
Mature and dull skin: Yeast ferments are seriously rich in beta-glucan, an antioxidant that prevents oxidative damage (like pollution, UV Rays and environmental aggressors). If you are looking to plump, hydrate and improve the skin’s barrier, must include a product with yeast filtrate in your regime.
In our catalog:
Resveratrol Anti Ageing Serum: with Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract