Fermentation is a cultural custom that has been practiced for thousands of years. At a basic level, it involves biologically enhancing ingredients to increase their nutritional value. Before fermentation was introduced to beauty however, it was traditionally used for foods like vegetables and fruits. This process involves soaking food in salt water which allows good bacteria to grow. These natural bacteria feed on the starch to generate lactic acid. The result? Food is preserved and vitamin b, probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids and enzymes are created.
When it comes to skincare, active ingredients are broken down so that their nutrients and minerals can be more rapidly absorbed into the skin. These ingredients become much richer in antioxidants and amino acids, which have an incredibly beneficial effect on skin.
Fermented ingredients have so many possible benefits for the overall health of our skin. As the fermentation process increases the level of antioxidants in each ingredient, this may help slow down the ageing process of the skin. Eating fermented foods has also shown to have the ability to clarify and rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. When used in topical skincare, this fermentation process increases the bioavailability of ingredients, which means that they can be absorbed at a deeper level.
Fermentation devotees claim that serums and masks with fermented ingredients do indeed exfoliate and hydrate gently, leaving skin with a younger-looking, brighter complexion. Kerry Thompson, the founder and editor of Skin and Tonics and co-author of forthcoming book Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup, is one of them.
Benefits of using fermented skin care products
- Smooth dry skin
Look for probiotics in a night cream to give the active cultures a full 8 hours to do their dirty work. Here, the probiotic technology helps your skin retain the moisture it has while natural butters feed your skin restorative antioxidants that combat fine lines and wrinkles.
- Minimize redness or rosacea
Facial redness, chronic or not, is caused by inflammation, which makes your blood vessels visible at the skin’s surface. This liquid makeup actually treats facial redness while you wear it. Little invisible yellow- and green-tinted pearls neutralize and camouflage the visual redness while active probiotic Lactobacillus and a slew of natural extracts calm, soothe, and strengthen the skin’s barrier to lessen redness over time.
- Fix fine lines and dullness
The active probiotics stimulate your skin to produce its own anti-aging ingredients including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants while rice beads and AHAs gently buff your skin to a smoother, brighter finish. And since it’s made with natural, allergen-free fragrances and ingredients, it’s suitable for vegans and those with very reactive skin.
- Calm stressed-out skin
The probiotics boost your skin’s natural defenses against environmental damage while calming down seriously stressed skin with cucumber, pinus bark, and Frangipani extracts. It also helps in redness, stress, and aging. Probiotics can prevent wrinkles. Good bacteria in your gut can help you eliminate the toxins and free radicals that can damage skin and cause early signs of aging. Probiotics give you a glowing complexion. It can help you digest and better assimilate the nutrients from your food. That means your skin receives more of the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy.
- Perk up a tired face
Consider this your skin’s daily cup of coffee. Probiotics fight off free radicals and environmental damage, and renew itself for younger-looking skin faster.
- Protects against aging
Probiotics may also protect the skin against photo aging. A recent study examined the impact of orally supplementing mice with a bifidobacterium strain prior to UVB radiation, three times weekly for 7 weeks. Compared to controls, supplementation significantly suppressed changes in transepidermal water loss, skin hydration, epidermal thickening, and attenuated the damage to the tight junction structure and basement membrane induced by chronic UVB irradiation, possibly via measurably-decreased interleukin-1-beta production in the skin. This study confirmed prior research from 2014, where mouse supplementation with a bifidobacterium strain attenuated UV-induced barrier perturbation and oxidative stress of the skin, possibly via reduced generation of reactive oxygen species.
It’s amazing how NAYELLE’s skin care line that contains all natural ingredients enriched fermented ingredients with Probiotic Technology can give us different options to choose from. Feel beauty from within and this will be the answer to your undying skin problem.