Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract (Also known as Baker’s Yeast)

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract (Also known as Baker’s Yeast)


Description: saccharomyces cerevisiae ferment is an extract of the yeast cells of saccharomyces cerevisiae
CAS #: 84604-16-0 | EC #: 283-294-5

Quick Facts

  • Praised for its effective skin conditioning properties and aiding hydration to the skin
  • Can help improve the skin and reduce any signs of premature ageing, such as wrinkles, fine lines and other irregularities
  • Can reduce neurosensory irritation that often occurs from potent skin ingredients such as retinol, AHAs and BHAs
  • Is a humectant meaning it can lock moisture into the skin from the surrounding area and other products 

Who can use it?

All skin types would benefit from adding this ingredient into their routine.

What is saccharomyces cerevisiae extract?

You already know what saccharomyces cerevisiae extract is, and chances are you have some in your kitchen cupboard. The more common name being baker’s yeast and much like all yeast extracts can deliver impressive hydrating results for the skin and improve the overall conditioning of the skin. First discovered in the late seventies by those working in Japanese sake brewery when it became very noticeable how youthful and smooth the hands were of the workers who handled the fermented yeast extract.

With its humectant traits you will find that SC has the ability to increase the level of moisture found in the skin’s microbiome resulting in any skin ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and other surface imperfections are smoothed out leaving you with a youthful and fuller looking complexion.

Side effects of using saccharomyces cerevisiae extract

There is little research behind the side effects of using saccharomyces cerevisiae extract in skincare products. Though there are little know skin reactions to develop so it is unlikely you will see anything other than smoother, younger and brighter looking skin.


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