Description: Yeast Lysate
Benefits: Increases Soluble Elastin Production
INCI Name: Aqua & Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Peptone Filtrate
Biodynes® EMPP ECT is an extracellular matrix promoting peptone derived from a yeast.
The extracellular matrix (ECM) of the skin is composed principally of fibres of collagen, elastin, and the basement membrane associated molecules such as proteoglycans, fibronectin, and laminin. It is these structures that are primarily responsible for maintaining the firmness and elasticity of the skin. As the skin ages through natural processes (intrinsic ageing) and external causes such as U.V. light (extrinsic ageing), the quality and the quantity of these supporting structures of the ECM decreases, leading to sagging of the skin and formation of wrinkles.
For a number of years it has been recognised that certain active fractions or “lysates” of bakers’ yeast can stimulate cellular respiration, synthesis of collagen, and accelerate wound healing. These extracts have been successfully used in the pharmaceutical industry, and Lonza Personal Care has been developing expertise in this area of technology for a number of years with their cosmetic grade Biodynes® range. A new yeast lysate has now been added to the range, which stimulates the production of soluble elastin, a precursor to elastin. . Evaluation of Biodynes® EMPP ECT at levels as low as 0.1% on human fibroblasts in culture showed an increase in elastin production of almost 33% compared to the control culture. Biodynes® TRF, the original classic stress shocked yeast lysate, was evaluated alongside for reference. It also effected an increase in soluble collagen.
In-vivo studies are expected to be completed in the near future. Biodynes® EMPP ECT is ideal for face and body creams, eye creams, and most “anti-ageing” skin care products to restore skin’s natural youth and elasticity. It is ECOCERT compliant.