In a recent post by our friends over at Yahoo Beauty, yeast is reported to be a surprisingly beneficial new skincare ingredient. That makes this the perfect time to talk about Uniglucan G-51 – the INCI name for Butylene Glycol (and) Yeast Polysaccharides.

Yeast Polysaccharides are one of the unsung supporting cast members of many skincare formulations.

According to UL, a global independent safety science company, “Uniglucan G-51 is a multi-active beta-glucan complex of biotechnological origin for activating the immune system of the skin with an irritation-inhibiting, protective effect and for smoothing wrinkles with immediate effect and long-term effect.”

In other words, this ingredient stimulates skin’s immune response, prevents irritation and smooths wrinkles now and into the future.

Go yeast!

In fact, Induchem points to numerous clinical trials confirming yeast beta-glucans have noticeable immune-stimulating properties.

It is also noted that:

  • Topical application of creams containing Uniglucan G-51 encourage accelerated regeneration in damaged or stressed skin.
  • A single application results in optimum hydration while regular use yields increased skin firming, elasticity and smoothing of wrinkles.
  • Uniglucan G-51 inhibits induced skin irritation by an average of at least 55% compared with placebo.

Uniglucan G-51 is found in both ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Face Treatment and ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Eye Serum.

You can check out the Yahoo Beauty article in its entirety here.

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