Cosmetics is an area of a never-ending evolution and benefits from the constant progress in fundamental disciplines such as biology, pharmacology, physics and chemistry.
Today's cosmetics have largely gone beyond being simple "beauty products" and are made up of natural or synthetic ingredients incorporated in complex formulations.
At the same time, cosmetics regulations have become increasingly strict and now impose quality and traceability requirements based on a preclinical and clinical testing regime close to that used for drugs.
Some potential applications in the cosmetics sector for ingredients derived from yeast include antioxidant and anti-radical properties, anti-ageing, hair growth and emulsifiers.
Lesaffre Human Care yeasts are cultivated from strains that have been specially selected based on know-how built up over the group’s years of experience in order to optimise the quality of each product. Lesaffre’s know-how can be seen at every stage in the process of producing active yeasts in liquid form and inactive yeast products.
Lesaffre Human Care has brought together the full range of technical and scientific skills to manage every stage of the operational process and to offer "hi-tech" products.
Lesaffre is seen as a reference in the yeast and bread-making fields. Its knowledge of yeast and its expertise in the fermentation have encouraged the Lesaffre group to establish a presence in the emerging human and animal nutrition markets.