· By Raja Mudad
The Benefits Of Yeast Extract In Skin Hydration
Hydration is an essential component when it comes to skin care and skin care routines. The most important step of a daily skin care routine is applying a quality moisturizer to help hydrate the skin. For centuries women have developed a variety of natural products to hydrate their skin in effort to maintain youthful look. It is known that the Ancient Egyptians used several ingredients to fight wrinkles and preserve their youth, including castor, sesame, and moringa oils. There are records of women using a combination of milk and honey for their skin care routines, and the Greeks mixed fresh berries with milk to apply to their faces. Another favorite skin care combination of Greek women was the mixture of olive oil and yogurt.
For centuries skin care has been a focus of women in Asia and that is where the ingredient of yeast in skin hydration began its journey. Yeast has been known to be present in beer since the 1600’s even though the actual living organism wasn’t isolated by science until the 1800’s. It was after that time that science was able to show that the enzymes contained in yeast remain active after extraction. It’s no wonder that the use of yeast extracts in skin care has been linked to the early days of the Korean Dynasty.
An unintentional discovery was made in Japan when it was noted that workers in sake production had exceptionally smooth skin on their hands due to continuously being immersed in the fermented product. The many benefits of yeast extract in skin care have been enjoyed by Asia for quite some time and this trend has recently begun to migrate West, with a variety of skin care products now containing extracts of yeast (saccharomyces).
A scientific study which was published in a peer reviewed journal found that the benefits of yeast extracts include enzymatic breakdown of larger molecules to improve absorption, production of amino acids and peptides that help support skin renewal and providing a neutralizing effect on the toxins present on the skin. In addition, yeast extracts contain beta glucan, which is a type of sugar that reduces inflammation.
The same study found that yeast extract which was applied to the skin of volunteers was shown to improve various aspects of the skin, including hydration level and duration. When it comes to your face and your skin care routine, It is always preferable to use products that contain natural ingredients. Take MudadMD Peptide Eye Complex Cream, which contains yeast extract as the main ingredient and has been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the overall tone and texture of the skin.
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