The fermented beauty trend may have exploded in the states come late 2014, but that shouldn’t stop you now from indulging in this still very hot skin care craze in 2015. Top brands are already including ingredients like yogurt and Kombucha inside your favorite cleansers and creams, so to get the best out of the fermented mania, look no further than your local beauty retailer to get some amazing skin benefits.
Already being a staple inside many Korean beauty products, fermentation first emerged onto the beauty scene as early as the 1990s, being that pioneers like Junhan Park of Whamisa perfected the process inside their products. And still continuing to evolve to this very day, expect fermentation to still trend in the cosmetic sphere years to come.
“Fermentation is often considered the next horizon in natural cosmetics as it overcomes the hurdles of using natural ingredients (the need for chemical preservatives to help preserve the natural ingredients, the need for chemicals to help aid absorption of natural ingredients),” explains Sarah Lee, co-founder of Korean beauty retailer Glow Recipe.com
With a fast-absorbing formula and boasting a multitude of benefits, it’s no real surprise why brands are getting in on the action.
“Fermented skincare has the best of both worlds. When fermented, the natural ingredients are ‘broken down’ into smaller molecules and thus penetrate into skin layers a lot more effectively and deeper, opposed to those that are not fermented and may sit on the surface of the skin. This helps to increase the nutrient density and concentration of ingredients that are penetrated in skin – for example, wine has multiple times the antioxidant content of grapes.”
In addition, fermentation allows for formulas to use fewer preservatives which makes them really natural. Proper fermentation removes ‘bad bacteria’ and toxins and also, using chemical preservatives would actual hinder beneficial microorganism activity,” Sarah Lee adds.
For your own fermented beauty action, get a head start on the trend by adding any of these beauty essentials into your everyday routine. And with additional beauty benefits, these multitasking products are a must for the girl on the go.
Fight under eye bags and wrinkles with this eye cream ($95, dermstore.com), which uses a special Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract to encourage collagen production.
Yogurt definitely pucks a probiotic punch, so be sure to slather on this anti-inflammatory mask ($25, target.com) onto your skin for major fermented action.
A true gem, use this fermented soy bean cream ($35, glowrecipe.com) for gentle and essential moisture all winter long.
Soaked in fermented ginseng for two weeks, this brightening mask ($130, sulwhasoo.com) boosts circulation and delivers a gorgeous glow upon use.
Give your body a gentle, deep cleanse with this radiance enhancing ($36, emerginc.com) Kombucha wash.
Dissolve breakouts and fine lines with this Murad must-have ($58, sephora.com), using a fermented Kombucha to pump up collagen levels pronto.
This safe and gentle peel ($14.95, available at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide) diminishes the appearance of fine lines and dark spots with special fermented Kombucha technology.
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