Yeast extract (e.g. Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) is used in skincare for its benefits as a moisturising and soothing agent. It has strong antioxidant properties to protect against free radical damage and its fermented nature means it also functions as a prebiotic on the skin (meaning it acts as a food source for beneficial skin bacteria to thrive). Prebiotics are in a class of ingredients that can be found on ingredients lists as alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, fructooligosaccharides, lactobacillus extract filtrate and rhamnose.
Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible dietary fiber used in skincare products to support the skin's microbiome, which consists of beneficial bacteria that contribute to skin health.
Prebiotics offer benefits such as: - Help maintain a balanced and healthy skin microbiome by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. - Support the skin's natural defenses against harmful microorganisms, contributing to overall skin health. - Enhance the skin's barrier function, reducing moisture loss and improving hydration. - Can have a calming effect on the skin, helping to soothe and alleviate inflammation and irritation.
If any of the following apply Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract might be a good option for you:
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract:
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