Shiseido has discovered the potential for yeast extract to keep skin capillaries healthy, in turn boosting collagen and maintaining elasticity.
By using original technology to visualize the 3D structure of capillaries in the skin, the Japanese multinational found that the yeast extract would allow it to develop “skincare products that create an elastic skin while preventing skin problems caused by a decrease in skin elasticity, such as wrinkles and sagging.”
Taking to a statement, Shiseido said, “Shiseido has conducted research on the relationship between skin elasticity and the state of capillaries using original 3D visualization technology, and found that capillaries are thick and dense in areas with high elasticity, like those of people in their 20s. Through further research, it also observed that collagen is produced around capillaries. This suggests the possibility of capillaries playing a role in maintaining skin elasticity.”
Stating that integrin-α5 molecules, expressed by capillaries, decrease with age, Shiseido found that Saccharomyces yeast increased the expression levels of integrin-a5, as a result keeping capillaries healthy, boosting the production of collagen in the skin, and increasing skin elasticity.
Presented in the Podium Presentation category at the IFSCC Conference 2019 in Milan, where it won the top prize, the research could signal a step forward in skincare innovation.