Yeast Extract (Collagen)

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INCI: Yeast Extract

Primary Function: Our advanced yeast-derived collagen solution offers a potent natural alternative to traditional collagen. It delivers vital skin hydration without the ethical concerns associated with animal-derived collagen.

Secondary Function: More than just moisturizing, collagen acts as a shield against oxidative damage and sparks cellular metabolism. This positions yeast-derived collagen as a comprehensive skincare powerhouse for both hydration and anti-aging effects.

History of Use: Yeast, especially Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has played a pivotal role in human diets and processes for ages. Its application in baking bread and brewing beer is well-documented. The skincare industry is now recognizing yeast extract's collagen-enhancing capabilities. Manufacturers have found that certain yeast extracts can either stimulate the body's own production of collagen or provide a form of bioavailable collagen beneficial for the skin.

Ingredient Source: The primary yeast used in our skincare products is sourced from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a well-studied species renowned for its unique ability to produce skin-beneficial precursors and molecules. When cultivating this yeast to harness its skincare potential, specific growing conditions are tailored to yield high quantities of the desired collagen molecules. Following cultivation, a specialized purification process is employed to derive the collagen-rich component.

Our yeast-derived extract, hailing from the glycoproteins of yeast, emerges as an ethically sound and highly effective alternative. This extract, particularly from strains like Saccharomyces cerevisiae, not only mimics the hydration properties of traditional collagen but, owing to its unique sugar-protein composition, binds moisture with even greater efficiency.

Our commitment to sustainability and ethics is unwavering. We source exclusively from suppliers who meet the rigorous INCI and REACH Standards, championing reduced animal testing and eco-centric practices. Notably, our ingredient is vegan, GMO-free, and devoid of common irritants, aligning with our dedication to pure, natural, and ethically crafted skincare.

Scientific Benefits: Collagen is a major structural protein in our skin, ensuring elasticity and strength. However, as we age, our skin's natural production of collagen decreases, leading to wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity.

Yeast-derived collagen stands out due to its bioavailability and compatibility with human skin. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast has shown potential in producing collagen molecules that mimic the structure and function of human collagen. When applied to the skin, these yeast-derived collagen molecules can integrate with our skin's natural collagen matrix, bolstering its strength and elasticity.

Moreover, some studies indicate that yeast extract not only supplies the skin with collagen but may also stimulates the skin cells (fibroblasts) to produce more of their own collagen. This dual action – providing collagen and encouraging the skin's own collagen production – makes yeast extract a promising ingredient in anti-aging and skin rejuvenation products.

  • Moisturization: Our yeast extract collagen matches, if not exceeds, traditional collagen in hydration. Metrics reveal a 35.6% hydration boost in 24 hours and an astounding 61.6% rise after 4 weeks compared to base lotions.
  • Anti-aging: Beyond hydration, our extract rivals even Vitamin E in antioxidant strength, while also accelerating cellular metabolism. This dual action fortifies the skin against oxidative stress while rejuvenating it.

The integration of yeast extract, specifically the collagen-enhancing kind from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, in skincare is a testament to how ancient ingredients can find new purposes in modern applications. As research continues and as manufacturers refine their methods, the future of skincare might very well lie in these tiny, yet powerful microorganisms. 

    Full Ingredient List: Water, Yeast Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Musa Sapientum Leaf/Trunk Extract, Sorbitan Olivate

    Ingredient Sources: Water, Yeast,  Sunflower, Olive, Banana & Olive

    Size: 1 mL

    Scientific Sources: 

    • Gaspar, L. R., Camargo, F. B., Jr, Gianeti, M. D., & Maia Campos, P. M. (2008). Evaluation of dermatological effects of cosmetic formulations containing Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract and vitamins. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association46(11), 3493–3500. 
    • Schütz, R., Kuratli, K., Richard, N., Stoll, C., & Schwager, J. (2016). Mitochondrial and glycolytic activity of UV-irradiated human keratinocytes and its stimulation by a Saccharomyces cerevisiae autolysate. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology159, 142–148. 




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