- INCI name: GALACTOMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE
- Also known as Pitera
- Yeast derived from Japanese sake breweries during the fermentation process
- Quickly discovered to contain impressive anti-aging and skin-nourishing properties
- Rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids as well as antioxidant properties
- Can add further protection to the skin from environmental damage
Who can use it?
Those who are prone to severe dryness and sensitivity may need to check with a doctor or dermatologist to ensure it is the best ingredient for them.
What is Galatomyces Ferment Filtrate?
Discovered after the Japanese sake brewers all had soft, youthful looking hands compared to how old they were or how many wrinkles and other signs of ageing they showed on their faces. The yeast found in the fermented vats of sake have since been formulated into an array of skincare products. Containing impressive anti-ageing benefits as well as other nourishing and hydrating properties you are able to combat signs of fine lines and wrinkles and help with skin pigmentation, such as dark spots and uneven skin tone caused by exposure to UV rays. Galatomyces ferment filtrate has also shown effective antioxidant traits by increasing hyaluronan production in the top layer of the ski, this leads to the skin appearing hydrated, plumper and healthier looking.
Side effects of Galatomyces Ferment Filtrate
As hydrating this ingredient can be to the skin, it is best to consult with a trained professional if you have any concerns to avoid any unwanted reactions.
Scientific evidence of Galatomyces Ferment Filtrate
- Hattori, Kenji, et al. "Effects of galactomyces ferment filtrate on epidermal barrier marker caspase-14 in human skin cells." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 62.3 (2010): AB54.
- Woolridge, JaNay, et al. "Galactomyces ferment filtrate reduces melanin synthesis and oxidative stress in normal human melanocytes." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY. Vol. 70. No. 5. 360 PARK AVENUE SOUTH, NEW YORK, NY 10010-1710 USA: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2014.
- Takei, K., et al. "Galactomyces fermentation filtrate prevents T helper 2‐mediated reduction of filaggrin in an aryl hydrocarbon receptor‐dependent manner." Clinical and experimental dermatology 40.7 (2015): 786-793.