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