INCI:Aqua, Hydrolyzed Yogurt Protein, Lactobacillus Ferment Use Levels: 1.0% - 10.0% Solubility: Water Soluble Appearance: Hazy Pale Amber Liquid pH (Direct): 5.5 - 7.0
It might surprise you that what’s en vogue now for cosmetics aren’t the most extravagant ingredients that consumers can barely afford, nor is it something that’s at the peak of cutting edge science that customers can barely understand. Ultimately the most sought after cosmetics as of late are simple, natural and functional ingredients that are not only perceived to be good for us, but also condition our skin and leave it feeling rejuvenated and revitalized.
Hydration is important. Our skin won’t look beautifully flawless and healthy if its dry and irritation. Routine moisturization is key. Traditional ingredients such as yogurt can provide the best solution. Today, yogurt is recognized as a potent probiotic capable of delivering a variety of health benefits. But we weren’t the first to recognize these benefits. Ancient cultures that first made cosmetics may not have understood how actives such as yogurt improved the skin, but they certainly used them. It has been said that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk so her skin would be smooth and soft. The traditional art of fermenting milk into yogurt as a means of preservation is thought to have occurred around 2,000 BCE. Since then yogurt has become a dietary staple in many Asian and Middle Eastern and European cultures.
SCIENCE & BENEFITS
FSS Yogurt Hydrolysate SF contains essential yogurt proteins in a hydrolysed form. Hydrolyzing the proteins is understood to enhance both the functional and nutritional properties of the proteins. The molecular weights of these proteins range between 2,000 and 4,000 daltons. In a 30 day in-vivo study, 5% FSS Yogurt Hydrolysate SF was shown to increase hydration by 12% compared to the positive control base lotion. In addition to using this product in skin and hair care applications for nutritive benefits, FSS Yogurt Hydrolysate SF can be used as a conditioner to counteract the drying effects that some formulations such as anti-bacterial products and body washes have on our skin.