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Is Yeast Right For Your Skin?

By KD Gates, CEO Celsaderm Skin Care

Sep 15 2015

Is Yeast Right For Your Skin?

Yeast, a compound utilized in the baking of various breads and desserts, is making a surprising comeback in beauty formulas around the world. And while the recent beauty buzz would like you to think that using yeast in skincare is new, it isn’t.

Yeast, a good antioxidant for skin, is simply fungi capable of fermenting sugars. In other words, yeast converts its own sugar into acid. So how does this benefit skin? Well yeast, like thousands of antioxidants, helps protect the skin against various forms of environmental assaults. It strengthens skin’s structure and aids in the restoration of damaged skin cells. In addition, yeast is also a great source of beta-glucan, which is also a powerful antioxidant.

However, the benefits of yeast in skincare are still unknown. Currently, the following facts have been proven:

  • Yeast is an antioxidant and antioxidants strengthen skin structure and help produce healthy skin cells to ward off environmental damage.
  • Yeast is a great source of beta-glucan, a polysaccharide with anti-inflammatory benefits capable of reducing redness and other signs of irritation.
  • Yeast, in theory, may help stimulate tissue repair and exhibit properties shown to protect skin.

Not much else is known regarding the use of yeast. Nevertheless, many beauty brands are touting its attributes, saying: when applied topically yeast can hydrate skin, repair DNA, produce collagen and brighten skin. However, without substantial research and/or proof, those statements are simply sales claims. Yeast has also not been proven to instantly tighten skin or reduce discolorations – look to vitamin C and vitamin E to do that.

In an independent study, International Specialty Products, a well-known ingredient supplier, stated that the use of yeast brightened skin better than the use of kojic acid (1). Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing from those claims: the use of an outside / independent firm to complete the research and confirm the results.

To be safe, it’s important to know what types of yeast are being used and why. Certain forms of yeast, such as Cryptococcus, are human pathogens and have been proven to cause infections in the lung and other neurological problems (2). Therefore, read the product’s ingredient deck before buying or applying.

In summary, while yeast isn’t the hottest ingredient on the market, it is an antioxidant, and like most antioxidants, is a superstar for skin. And as long as they’re packaged properly to withstand light and air, the results you’ll see from utilizing antioxidants daily will be nothing short of miraculous.

Before deciding to purchase yeast-filled products, consider the following questions:

1. Will choosing yeast over other proven antioxidants be a wise choice for your skincare?
2. Are you willing to pay an additional price for the use of yeast in your skincare products?

If you answered “no” to either of the questions, consider purchasing products with these proven antioxidants:

  •  Acai
  • Algae
  • Anthocyanin
  • Bearberry
  • Blackberry
  • Burdock root
  • Coffee Arabica seed extract
  • Cranberry
  • Curcumin
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin seed extract
  • Turmeric
  • Vitamin A (retinol)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

If you’re looking to brighten skin, check out Rapid Bright Ultra-Brightening Serum here >>

Cheers to healthy and happy skin!


Cheers to healthy and happy skin!

K.D. Gates \

P.S. Lotion, Cream, Gel, Serum or Liquid? Which one should you use? Find out here!


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