We use beta-glucan derived from the cell walls of yeast. It is a single-cell fungus and a polysaccharide (a carbohydrate consisting of many monosaccharides).
Topical application of beta-glucan has been shown to help dry, itchy or spotty skins and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It is helpful for hair and scalp. Internally and externally, it is believed to help prevent hair loss and stimulate new hair growth.
Beta-glucans exist naturally in fungi, oats and other cereals. They are currently under research as anti-ageing cosmetic treatments due to their ability to moisturise and absorb into skin.
Much medical research is also ongoing about the role beta-glucan could play in the management of cholesterol and various diseases.
We use yeast in our Hair Doctor hair moisturiser to improve the condition of both the hair and scalp.
We use yeast in our Cynthia Sylvia Stout hair shampoo to improve the appearance of the hair.