Source: Arch Product Data Sheet; Code #: 06480 (SAP 125880)
Summary of Technical Literature
Pseudocollagen is considered a true moisturizing glycoprotein taken from living yeast cells extracted by a controlled process that preserves its high molecular weight and ‘native’ structure. The importance of deriving collagen from non-animal sources is paramount for maintaining environmentally and ethically safe standards in skin care. Many cosmetic companies still extract collagen and sugars such as mucopolysaccharides from the dermal matrix of animals. In fact, such a practice is not necessary.
Yeast derived polysaccharides contain the same effective moisture retentive properties as traditional animal derived sources. Pseudocollagen is a water-soluble solution that is created by extracting the intra-cellular matrix from yeast cells. Similar to the sugar and protein complexes found in the dermis, it consists of a moisturizing complex of sugars and proteins responsible for providing turgor and shape inside the cell. It has excellent moisture binding proteins, offering a safe alternative to animal derived collagen, imparting mature skin with firmness, moisture, and structural support. Pseudocollagen is carefully extracted to amplify the moisture binding properties by maintaining the integrity of the glycosidic linkages, which are in fact absent from all animal derived collagen.