London: Brewer’s yeast, which is used to make beer, is the active ingredient in a new spot buster that works on acne.
The skin benefits of beer sediment (brewers yeast) were discovered in ancient Egypt over 4,000 years ago. But more recently two studies have confirmed that brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cereviseae) can help maintain a balanced pH level in the skin, help ease sebum blockages and combat bacteria that causes acne.
Acne is caused by an over-production of sebum, which is often the result hormonal disruptions such as puberty, monthly menstruation, pregnancy or menopause, even stress can marginally alter hormonal balances in the body and lead to increased sebum production.
Acne is generally caused when the sebum reaches the surface of the skin and thickens as it comes into contact with oxygen, leading to pore blockages which, if left unblocked, can lead to bacterial infection and inflammation (spots).
Brewer’s yeast is made up of unicellular micro-organisms which are a type of fungus that cultivate on the skins surface, warding off bacteria and keeping a healthy pH balance. These tiny organisms multiply quickly, meaning when applied to the skin they soon populate the skins surface leaving no opportunity bad bacteria to take hold.
Skin Shops new Anti-Acne Yeast Masque contains active young brewers yeast cells, which multiply even faster than normal yeast cells, so the masque begins cultivating quickly on your skin as soon as it is applied.
Two German studies have found that topically applied young brewers yeast cells can help improve the appearance of acne.
The first, carried out in 1989 by Weber G, Adamczyk and A, Freytag S and published on PubMed was a randomized, controlled double-blind study involving 139 patients with various forms of acne. The effectiveness and tolerance of Saccharomyces cerevisiae) was studied in comparison with a placebo over a maximum period of five months. The results of therapy were assessed by the physician as very good/good in 74.3% of the patients receiving the preparation, as compared with 21.7% in the placebo group. In more than 80% of the former patients, the condition was considered to be healed or considerably improved, while the corresponding figure for the placebo group was only 26%.
The second study, carried out in May 2006 at Munich University as part of a trial on a commercial skin preparation containing young brewers yeast cells, found that after three weeks of applying a yeast-based cream to acne sufferers skin, that their skin improved significantly.
The Anti-Acne Yeast Masque should be applied to the skin once a day (preferably before bed) and left on for approximately 15 minutes, then washed off with clean warm water. For maximum effects no other skin care products should be applied for 6-8 hours use.
Skin Shops Anti-Acne Face Masque is made from all naturally active ingredients and free from SLS and parabens.
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